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Customer reviews for Brompton Schwalbe Marathon Tyre

Brompton Schwalbe Marathon Tyre

Please Note that Brompton Accessories cannot be purchased for international delivery and can only be delivered to an address within the UK.
Overall rating:
4.2 / 5
4.2
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5
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4 out of 5(80%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer reviews for Brompton Schwalbe Marathon Tyre
Review 1 for Brompton Schwalbe Marathon Tyre
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
EvilHomer
Country:United Kingdom
Age:25-34
Style:Commuting
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Milton Keynes

Seem good

Posted31 January 2014
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Looks great
A little harder than the original brompton tyres which I find makes them feel like they have slightly less grip but I think this is just the feeling you get and the wear in stage.
No punctures on them yet and were easier to get hold of than the brompton tyres
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Review 2 for Brompton Schwalbe Marathon Tyre
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Adam1985
Country:United Kingdom
Age:25-34
Style:Commuting
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:West End

Posted11 October 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality
Great product. I have been used this all the time with very few puncture on my commute to and from work 10miles each way.
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Review 3 for Brompton Schwalbe Marathon Tyre
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3 / 5
3 / 5
fixitqwik
Country:United Kingdom
Age:25-34
Style:Commuting
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Tough, but even tougher to fit

Posted04 April 2013
No, I do not recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality
Cons: Expensive, Uncomfortable, very difficult to fit
I do as much routine maintenance as I can. I've been to a Brompton-specific maintenance course and fitted front and back tires, and managed a swap of my rear tire to a Marathon a few months ago inside about an hour. But I have just been completely defeated trying to fit my front tire, even following Brompton's own online tutorial. My sample is insanely stiff and tight, and after snapping an entire seat of plastic tire levers and accidentally puncturing the inner tube twice trying to pull the tire over to inside the rim, I've decided that I shall keep a Brompton own-brand spare at home if I need to do the swap myself, and only buy Marathon's if I'm getting the tires swapped by the bike shop as part of a general service! In my defense, the guys in the shop themselves said that Marathons are a bear to fit, and Bromptons are the hardest of all. The original tires lasted me well over fifteen months; tough though the Schwalbe's might be, I think they're not worth the hassle.
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Review 4 for Brompton Schwalbe Marathon Tyre
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
pjtkelly11
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Just perfect for your Brompton

Posted22 December 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality
Cons: Expensive
This is the first replacement tyre I've had to buy for my Brompton, so I have little to compare it against. However having just had a blowout, I wanted to go for a good quality tyre, and this definitely appears to be that.
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Review 5 for Brompton Schwalbe Marathon Tyre
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire
Age:25-34
Style:Commuting
Experience:Expert
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

A good, safe and confident option

Posted20 April 2011
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality
I replaced my rear tyre around a month ago and opted for the Schwalbe. To give you an idea I typically ride for 50 mins a day on town roads with a few steep hills to descent and climb usually with a full front bag, in all weather.
I'm really pleased with my purchase, they seem very well put together, and feel 'confident' on the road. I'm quite happy nipping about and having fun round the corners.
The construction seems to be first rate and the tread appropriate for the bike and conditions.
I did find that when fitting them they put my tyre levers to the test, probably moreso than the previous tyres but once on and up to pressure they do a great job.
I've no hesitation in recommending them, a view shard by another Brompton owner in the office.
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Posted 25 May 2013
My original Brompton kevlar rear tyre needed urgent replacement and my local store didn't have any in stock so I opted for the Marathon instead. I have only clocked up about a hundred miles on it so far, spread over a couple of weeks commuting but so far its been impressive. The Brompton website says the Marathon has considerably greater rolling resistance but I haven't noticed any difference. The tread pattern suits me better than the original as my commute takes in some gravelly tracks.
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