With the Marathon Winter MTB tyre you have full control on icy roads. Even in tight bends and under violent braking everything remains under control. With Race Guard a double layer of nylon fabric is good protection for this light and sporty tyre.
|Wheel Size:||26" (559)|
The spikes work best on ice when running at minimum pressure, while at maximum pressure the tyres can be ridden on ice-free roads with minimal road noise.
Can it also be ridden on a normal road?
Without any problem, but if the road is only rarely covered with snow the resulting tyre noise may prove annoying.
And it won't slide out in cornering?
No. The spikes 'claw' really well into normal asphalt roads and even fast cornering is not a problem.
Aren't spikes illegal?
Bike tyre spikes are no problem. Only motor vehicles spikes are prohibited in some countries, because they damage the road. Fast E-bikes are however considered motor vehicles.
Do the tyres have to be run in?
In order to ensure that spikes are permanently fixed, tyres should be run in for about 25 miles on asphalt, while avoiding any fast acceleration or heavy braking.
What is the lifespan of the spikes?
All Schwalbe spikes have a core made of extremely hard wearing tungsten carbide, so they can cover a few thousand miles. It is normal for the spike edges to round off and for them to become more deeply embedded.
These road tyres will fit Mountain Bike wheels and are primarily for road and light trail use. They will be faster and grip better than a standard ‘knobbly’ styled cross country tyre on road. These tyres work by putting a large area of grippy rubber in contact with the road so they only need a minimal tread pattern. This semi-slick design reduces rolling resistance and improves both speed and safety. Sharp objects like thorns and glass are likely to work their way through your tyres and cause punctures so choose a model with built-in puncture protection. After all, you will want to get home from work or morning ride on time... especially if it's raining! Kevlar shielding as found in the Schwalbe tyre range is a common choice and works well at reducing the amount of punctures. Some Continental tyres even come with a 1 year anti puncture guarantee and use a Kevlar and Polyamide filaments to form a protective belt under the tread.
For over 70 years Schwalbe have dominated the two wheeled tyre industry in Germany and Europe, being voted best MTB tyre brand in Germany for the past two years. From the very early beginnings where the company founder, Earnest-Wilhelm Bohle capitalised on the developing cycle industry, to the ultra modern distribution facility near Cologne, Schwalbe have continued to design and manufacture some of the finest bicycle tyres available. Schwalbe's success is due in part to the effort it makes in product development from lab tests at the manufacturing facility to the hardest proving grounds of all, professional cycle racing. 'Team Gerolsteiner' achieved a very creditable 7th place overall in the 2004 Tour de France and the unique performance of team captain Davide Rebellin winning three major classic races back to back using Schwalbe tyre. Other notable succeses include Normann Stadler winning the infamous Ironman triathlon in Hawaii, riding Schwalbe Stelvio tyres.
|ETRTO Number||Dimension (26")|
|25-559||26 x 1|
|32-559||26 x 1.25|
|40-559||26 x 1.5|
|47-559||26 x 1.75|
|50-559||26 x 1.9|
|54-559||26 x 2.1|
|57-559||26 x 2.125|
|55-559||26 x 2.2|
|60-559||26 x 2.4|
|ETRTO Number||Dimension (29")|
|50-622||29 x 2.0|
|55-622||29 x 2.2|
|60-622||29 x 2.4|
|This is a generic size guide and not all tyres will come in the sizes shown.|
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