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Customer reviews for Schwalbe Marathon Racer 26x1.5 Tyre

Schwalbe Marathon Racer 26x1.5 Tyre

Overall rating:
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5
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Rating breakdown 3 reviews
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3 out of 3(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer reviews for Schwalbe Marathon Racer 26x1.5 Tyre
Review 1 for Schwalbe Marathon Racer 26x1.5 Tyre
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Redfish
Country:Australia
Age:35-44
Style:Commuting
Experience:Expert
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Great tyre, maybe not best choice for city streets

Posted31 March 2014
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Comfortable, Lightweight
Cons: puncture protection
I've done about 3000 km on these now commuting in Melbourne. The good is they roll well, handle well, are light and in general am very satisfied. I run these tyres at a lower pressure than normal (~60 PSI), which gives a nicer ride and grip but it is not at the expense of speed and effort.
However, I've had a bad run with punctures, not necessarily the tyres fault but if you're in a city environment go for a tyre with puncture protection.
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Review 2 for Schwalbe Marathon Racer 26x1.5 Tyre
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sikdog
from London Town
Age:25-34
Style:Commuting
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male

Good solid tyres

Posted09 June 2010
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Looks great, Good quality
Cons: Expensive
These tyres are fast and furious, giving good grip in both dry and wet conditions, unfortunately the price is a bit more slippery and even though in the long run you save on puncture repairs these are costly tyres.
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Review 3 for Schwalbe Marathon Racer 26x1.5 Tyre
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
oldishPete
from South East
Age:45-54
Style:Commuting
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male

Good and bad in parts

Posted14 December 2009
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Comfortable, Good quality
I got these fitted to a Roberts "RoughStuff Lite" bike made up in 2006 for the daily 2 mile each way commute, half of which was on a pot-holed track. The wheels and tires had to stand up to fist sized pot-holes.
Overall I have to say that they did their job - not a single pinch flat in 2 years, and hardly a puncture of any sort. After about 2 years, decided to replace the rear one as it was getting punctures.
Although it was sold to me as a fast tyre for its size, it certainly does not feel as fast as anything ever fitted to my 700C Audax bikes. And Marathon Racers do seem expensive nowadays. There are several other 26 x 1.5inch tyres which offer similar or better puncture resistance that may be very competitive to this model.
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