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Customer reviews for Schwalbe Marathon Plus 26" SmartGuard Wired Commuter/Tourer Tyre - Reflex

Schwalbe Marathon Plus 26" 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:
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4.7
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5
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3 out of 3(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer reviews for Schwalbe Marathon Plus 26" SmartGuard Wired Commuter/Tourer Tyre - Reflex
Review 1 for Schwalbe Marathon Plus 26" SmartGuard Wired Commuter/Tourer Tyre - Reflex
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
SydCommuter
Country:Australia
Age:45-54
Style:Commuting
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Worry-free commuting / touring tyres

Posted06 October 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable, Looks great
Cons: Heavy
I had a set of these tyres on my Surly LHT for commuting over two years and I had 2 rear flats towards the end of the 16,700km life of the tyres. The rear one developed a bulge on the side due to a split near the rim. The front one I still keep for spare. I found them to be grippy, rolling well and as a payback - being a little heavy - but hey, there is nothing free in life :) IMHO, these tyres are reliable, good value (if you prepare to wait and catch them on sale) and providing good riding comfort.
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Review 2 for Schwalbe Marathon Plus 26" SmartGuard Wired Commuter/Tourer Tyre - Reflex
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Hapijoel
Country:United Kingdom
Age:25-34
Style:Commuting
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Great product

Posted27 August 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable
I've only been using these for a few weeks now, but I can say the ride is much smoother with these new tyres.
Good grip, smooth rolling friction and generally more comfortable ride, and if they're as tough as they say they are then I shouldn't have to worry about punctures for a while either!
Should be noted that the padding makes it tricky to gauge the tyres pressure without getting the pump out, but otherwise very happy.
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Review 3 for Schwalbe Marathon Plus 26" SmartGuard Wired Commuter/Tourer Tyre - Reflex
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Leo31

Bullet proof, but heavy.

Posted28 June 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable
Cons: Heavy
Very good cost/benefit, good rolling (resistance is just right) for training and commuting.
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