Schwalbe Durano Race Guard Tyre - For Mile Eaters
Durano is the right choice for high mileage purposes, because no other racing tyre lasts longer. At the same time the Dual Compound offers great grip for training on wet winter roads. It has the proven RaceGuard protection belt. Under normal conditions - i.e. unladen, on-road and under ordinary braking - expected tread life should be over 6,500 miles (10,000km).
- Weight: 315g (700 x 23mm)
- Available in black
- Sizes: 700 x 23 or 700 x 25mm
- Performance RaceGuard tyre
- Wire Bead
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Too early to tell about durability. Tire does mount easily and quality is good.
Mr V Perry
Been buying Duranos for a couple of years but had to change them as going bald after 4000km and only one puncture which was caused by pot hole when caught on a long corner. Really good tire at great price and good delivery again.
Great tire. I recommended it to my friends. Enjoying riding without worrying about having a flat tire.
Nice tyres that roll well and offer a decent protection. I've done around 500 km on them so far with no problems. Very good service from Merlin.
I put the wired 32c version of these on my touring bike, which I use with panniers for long distance trips. The rolling resistance is outstanding, so much better than Michelin Trackers I had before, yet good puncture protection. Also strong enough for lanes and tracks. Wired are stronger than Fold Flat in my opinion. Have 28c version on my road bike; again excellent. Highly recommended.
I ordered these to replace my Marathon Pluses which I didn't like. They were too heavy, too harsh and skittish in the wet. I accepted these wouldn't be bombproof like the marathons and I was expecting to be fixing punctures. But so far I've had none with over a 1000 miles done. They seem to be holding up well and should last a decent time too. These Duranos have done everything I hoped they'd do. My time on my bike is far more enjoyable.
Service from Merlin was outstanding and the price was great.
Bit heavy but good for a commuter
Awesome value for money. Great tyres with surprisingly good grip when cornering even in soaking yet weather. Amazing next day delivery. Top marks!!!
Seem to hold up well to the rubbish on the roads, good rolling resistance, great service from Merlin
The Scwhalbe Durano's unlike some of its overrated and overpriced competitors, have given me trouble free riding despite around 2200 autumn and winter miles riden into them!
Can't comment fully as I have only just fitted these tyres and cycled a short distance on them. Schwalbe have always had a reputation for being a tight fit however they slipped quite easily on the rim. When fully inflated they assume a nice shape reminiscent of a tubular tyre. The ride seems comfortable and feels good. Will get a better idea when used on a few club runs. Time will tell on durability and puncture resistance.
Haven't had a great deal of use yet but it was obvious before putting on that they were gong to be good at resisting punctures. Went on the rim easy enough and no obvious penalty due to weight/rolling resistance. Great for winter training tyre!
Purchased these specifically to fit Shimano WH-R535 wheelset - very tight rims leading to broken tyre levers with other tyres. Very relieved that I can fit these Duranos with firm thumb pressure. Otherwise too early to say about other durability & performance.
Confidence inspiring grip. Great winter tyre!
Wow what an improvement to the grip, comfort and my confidence in my bike. Going from 23c to 25c has radically improved the way my bike feels. I'd strongly recommend these tyres
They have been put to the test--am very satisfied and feel the rolling resistance is less than my previous Panaracer tyres.
Good quality road tyre, easy to fit. 32mm gives less road vibration and good straight line roll. Slight difference in cornering feel but no lack of grip. A good tyre for our lousy local road surfaces.
Great year-round commuting and training tyre. I prefer this to the Continental Four Seasons both for puncture-resistance and smooth ride
Upgraded stock specialized to these, difference in grip in the wet and on descents is a marked improvement. Excellent price and service by merlin (as ever). Should add I needed some hardcore levers to get them on.
Seem more durable than the Marathon Supremes (side walls ripped to shreds) that they replaced, but less supple and slower. So far so good and a very good price
Bought these to replace standard knobblies on my cross bike. Went on easily, with no real need for levers, and have made the world of difference. Heavy by road bike standards, but not really noticeable while riding. Smooth running, fast, comfortable (at the right pressure) and look good too. Recommended (though I don't think they're quite as wide as the 32 label would indicate).
Good, reliable, tyre. I bought a pair last year, which I am still using. The new pair was to ensure good grip and performance during a 200 km Audax. No problems!
Great tires, as most Schwalbes are; I expect to get at least 5k km training on these. So far they appear solid (just got them).
Had these tyres before and can highly recommend them, great product delivered quickly by Royal Mail owing to speedy dispatch by Merlin, very pleased all round.
Easy to fit despite other reviews claims, a good winter/wet option.
This tyre was dispatched rapidly and arrived on time. It seems to be a high quality rubber compound and can be put on the rim reasonably easily by hand on first use. I tested the tyre during six hard days last week, during which I cycled over the Pyrenees. Some of the roads were rough and covered in gravel but the tyres remained intact and caused no problems. They are comfortable and hold the road well.
Good traction compared to my larger 28c gator skins and they offer a comfier ride due the lower threads per inch. They feel much safer cornering in the wet and dry and they have a good rolling resistance (IMO).
Cant fault them at the moment. They are quick, and have survived the first few weeks of cycling on the roads of Manchester without a single issue
Not had a puncture since fitting these!!
Easy to fit unlike some brands which are really stiff. These went on easily and after 6 or so rides I'm reallt pleased with the Durano tyres.
Rolling resistance is hardly noticeable
Would recommend these
I'm a fan of Schwalbe tyres and tubes. Both my MTB and road bike sport them. I bought these "Durano" as an upgrade from the stock "Lugano" tyres that came with my bike.
Whilst the Luganos did me good service, I have noticed a step-change in difference that is more than worth the extra ~
Great tyres and at a good price. They have totally transformed my bike and it's now a joy to ride. Will definitely be buying these again.
Very good durable tyres with good rolling resistance.
Fantastic tyres. Comfortable, grippy, little rolling resistance penalty for the wider 25mm fitting. No punctures and no outer casing cuts so far! Recommended.
I bought this for use in bumpy roads. No other tires could handle the everyday job there.
Excellent tyres, a good balance of weight, wear resistance and p******re resistance. Delivered promptly, at a the best price I could find.
Fast service as always from Merlin. Ordered lunch time 20Dec, yet goods still with me by 8am the next morning!!! And with Xmas post !!! First impressions are that tyres are good, straight forward to fit and seem to cope with wet winter roads well.
I love these tyres; they are supple, provide great wet grip and are really hard wearing. I bought these to replace a previous pair which covered 3000 plus commuting miles without a single puncture.
A great product at a fantastic price that only Merlin were offering.
Proving to be an excellent tyre, far more comfortable and faster than the Schwable Lugano tyres I used last winter.