Schwalbe Marathon Plus Smartguard Rigid Road Tyre - 700c
Schwable Marathon Plus Smartguard puncture rigid tyre - ideal for touring.
- The SmartGuard™ layer made from a flexible, special rubber offers particular resistance to shards of glass and flints.
- Even a thumbtack cannot penetrate this protective layer.
- The SmartGuard belt does not increase rolling resistance.
- The MARATHON PLUS rolls as easily as a tyre without protection.
- Rigid bead
StuartSolid tyres. Good grip. Superb puncture resistance. A real pain in the thumbs to put on! If you're purchasing for a road bike, make sure there's room for 700x28s - not just in width but also in clearance - turns out the 700x25s are much smaller - 3mm is huge.
AlanExcellent tyres have used these for the last four years
HarvBrilliant tyre. I use these on my Single Speed winter bike. On the Charge Plug I have I can fit 28mm version of these and still run mudguards without any rubbing. They are bomb proof tyres on very bad roads from time to time. They still roll pretty well considering the tread and the weight. The best thing to say on these though is they clocked 4200 miles on the rear of the bike in mostly winter miles and never once got a puncture. Then 2 hours after I finished a 95 mile ride the inner tube had gone flat. On inspection there was now a hole through to the blue puncture layer and the tread was well worn. That was enough and the tyres have served me well there. So have now swapped them out for a new pair.
RichardThese tyres won't suit everybody. The rolling resistance isn't the best, and they're relatively difficult to get on and off the rims. However, they are durable and as near as you'll get to puncture proof. So if these are the attributes that matter to you, the Marathon Plus can't be beaten.
Mr SchipperGreat tyres, got a good 500 belfast city miles on them now, as a deliveroo rider. I cycle through glass at least a few times a day.. no problems so far
Mr LemberLooks quite firm and strong. But not the lightest. I use it for touring
shazadGreat tyre and I like the strip that glows around the tyre aswell.
Mr MOLYNEUXThe best tyre if you want puncture resistant tyres. Quick rolling still too.
Mr irvineTried other tyres and the ones supplied are the best for my biking requirements.Good price for a quality product.When i am looking for spares i now log on to Merlin first.
Happy unpuncturedThese tyres are great! I now ordered a pair as replacement for the exact same ones, worn down after 5,000mi. No puncture for a year after buying the first pair.
JeffreyHeavy but hopefully bullet proof, not literally but hoping it helps with commuting in town and avoiding punctures on broken glass. They look smart and I appreciate the reflective strip
TonyOk a bit tough to get on my rims, but the hassle free cycling I get at this time of year is worth it! Very bomb proof tyre.
Sam NortonGreat so far, particularly in the wet. A more confident ride to work than with my previous slicks. Excellent service from Merlin Cycles too
ArnaudBombproof for commuting. Not the fastest or the grippiest but keeps you out of trouble and on time.
Mr JannettaUsed as a durable replacement tyre for my wife's hybrid which is used to carry heavy loads of shopping in the panniers. Good quality. Easy to fit.
Mr ArceBest tires for commuting bikes!
IanCovered a few hundred miles on these now. No punctures yet and a great price from Merlin.
Miss InverarityVery reliable winter/puncture proof tyres
Mr LaceyReliable tyre, delivered very quickly.
Mr ShuttleworthUsed one of these tyres for two years and been great, not a single puncture in this time and I do ride gravel paths etc.
Mr BurtonExcellent tyre ata very good price. I have been using them for years and they protect from most punctures. Definitely worth the money!
Phil The HillGreat tyres for grip and puncture proof on slippery roads. Very difficult to install on wheels need strong thin type levers. I did find by putting the tyre in the airing cupboard for 24 hour before installing it on the wheel did help quite a lot.
Phil The HillGreat tyre for wet and slippery roads with very good puncture protection. Can be very difficult to fit to the wheel need some good tyre levers and large tie wraps.
AdeHeavy and not particularly plush feeling but you don't buy them for that. They last a long time and maintain their great p******e protection even with age
Mr CashmanI use these tyres for commuting to work. My route is littered with debris and the puncture protection is fantastic. I've had 4 pairs in the past 5 years and covered 16000 miles with very few issues. Highly recommended.
Mr PorterExcellent puncture protection. This is the 2nd one I have bought
MartinNo flats so far. Well worth the money
Mr HallExcellent tyres at a great price with fast delivery. I usually go with specilaized but these are hard wearing and perfect for my winter commutes.
Mr RussellSeems to be doing the job - the first of which was to be able to be fitted onto the wheel, which was possible (unlike the Continental HardShell Gatorskins that I had previously ordered and which failed miserably to get anywhere near to fitting the wheel). The Schwalbes feel sturdy and confident in the wet so I am well pleased to date
PabloJust changed them in my bike after several punctures. Had no problems since
cliveBrilliant tyre. Heavy but smooth rolling. Doubt I will get any puntures. Nice and grippy and predictable.
Mr RichardsonNot fitted to wife`s bike yet but we`ve used these tyres before and are perfect for town cycling, fast delivery.
Mr LaverickBrilliant. I have done over 8000 miles so far and expect another 2000 at least and all on a fully loaded tourer. Best of all not a single puncture.
LandieUsed for 400 miles. Fitted to mountain bike due to mainly road and light trail use. Tyres roll very easily and much quieter than mud tyres. Plenty of road grip and quite good for light trail use. Easily fitted to a 29er wheel. Fast service from Merlin. Well recommended.
Mr HaldonSuperb touring tyres. I have used this product for the last 20 plus years and would recommend them without hesitation. Marlins price is best on the market.
Mr FarnfieldSo impressed, I bought another one. Since using these I am yet to get a puncture.
Mr ClatworthyOver 2000 miles on a rear and 4500 miles on a front touring fully loaded on a Dawes Galaxy Ultra. Enough said
Mr FarnfieldGreat Tyre, have been running this tyre for the last few weeks on the commute to work. No punctures so far! As always great service from Merlin.
Mr ClintonCycling to work at 6am along 5 miles of thorn-laden lanes - essential. That blue belt is like Batfink's wings of steel :-) Steve C. Whitford.
Mr McBrideThese are without doubt the best winter tyres on the market , totally bomb proof .
Mr JEFFERIESNot had these long, they seem to roll well and grip is good.