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Customer reviews for Schwalbe Marathon Plus 20" SmartGuard Wired Commuter/Tourer Tyre - Reflex

Schwalbe Marathon Plus 20" SmartGuard Wired Commuter/Tourer Tyre - Reflex

A substantial, 5 mm thick layer of flexible, special india rubber offers durable protection. SmartGuard has a crucial advantage especially with objects that lodge in the tread and that can be forced through almost any other protection belt by the rotation of the wheel. Here the SmartGuard has the advantage of thickness, because a thumbtack, for instance, simply remains in the rubber without damaging the tube.
Overall rating:
3.667 / 5
3.7
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5
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2 out of 3(67%)reviewers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Schwalbe Marathon Plus 20" SmartGuard Wired Commuter/Tourer Tyre - Reflex
Review 1 for Schwalbe Marathon Plus 20" SmartGuard Wired Commuter/Tourer Tyre - Reflex
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Railwaymanroy
Country:United Kingdom
Age:Over 65
Style:Leisure riding
Experience:Occasional
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Stress free no puncture ride

PostedMarch 24, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable, Looks great
Having picked up punctures galore, instead of yet again repairing the inner tube, I decided to replace the tyre with a more substantial puncture resistant one. Having consulted with the Evan's guys at the Waterloo Rd branch I purchased this Schwalbe Marathon for the back wheel of my folding bike. I was worried that the tyre would be difficult to fit but it was easy and has been a great improvement ride wise as well as providing me with the confidence of a reduction in the possibility of punctures. I will be purchasing a second one for the front tyre soon.
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Review 2 for Schwalbe Marathon Plus 20" SmartGuard Wired Commuter/Tourer Tyre - Reflex
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Xebedee
Country:United Kingdom
Age:55-65
Style:Commuting
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Brighton

Great tyres

PostedFebruary 18, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Looks great
I have used Shwalbe Marathon Plus on another bike. I now have themon my 20 inch wheel sized folder. Very pleased with them.
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Review 3 for Schwalbe Marathon Plus 20" SmartGuard Wired Commuter/Tourer Tyre - Reflex
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Tyredout
Country:United Kingdom
Age:45-54
Style:Leisure riding
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Doesn't fit the rims

PostedJanuary 18, 2013
No, I do not recommend this product.
Cons: Poor quality
Bought 4 tyres for 2 folding bikes. After many, many attemtps to fit them using plently of lubricant and coercion and going for rides and then trying to refit them I still have 3 out of 4 tyres not seated correctly on the rims and showing a distinct 'wobble' when they rotate. The tyres were very distorted on receipt but I hoped this would not matter. However. nothing I seem to do will get the bead to sit properly on the rim. If we carry on riding them like this then they will wear unevenly so I have to decide whether to send them back or just live with that I suppose.
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