Indeed I “pimped” up my ride today with a pair of Schwalbe Marathons from Chain Reaction. I got two 700 x 28c, as I do tend to overload the bike quite a lot and a 25c would just be silly (and I came to that conclusion myself, after wrongly ordering one from eBay… I could feel every single bump hitting the rim!!).
Anyway, it wasn’t too hard to fit (especially when I had H. around to help, him being one of my housemates and a terrific bike mechanic! 🙂 ), the hardest bit was to remove the old 25c tyre I had on my rear wheel!
I went for a little test drive and it definitely feels a lot nicer, especially since now I can pump it to the required level (around 5-6 bar) with confidence that the tube will not blow up (I got some nice new inner tubes as well). But the best thing is really the puncture protection – hopefully these tyres will withstand at least a year of harsh treatment! (I ride in a mix of road and partially paved tracks)
Well, if you don’t see any further posts ranting about me having had a puncture, it is a sign that the tyres are actually quite good 🙂
And now, on to actually do some work!