Tag: Marathons

Schwalbe Marathons!

Manuel Marques November 8, 2014 No Comments Uncategorized , , , , ,

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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! šŸ™‚ ), 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 šŸ™‚

And now, on to actually do some work!

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