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5.0 out of 5 stars Heavy, hard to fit = never had a puncture, 13 Nov. 2009
This review is from: Schwalbe Marathon Plus Wired Tyre with Smartguard (Sports)
These tyres are heavy, verging on 1Kg each (depending on tyre size). They are very hard to fit (tip: use cable ties to hold the tyre on to the rim a section at a time when fitting for the first time, they act as a third hand). I also had to buy a "Pedros Downhill Tyre Lever" to help get them off as I broke a few plastic levers.

Once fitted, these tyres are indestructable. I rode 5,000 miles over a year or so to and from work. I NEVER got a puncture. Through glass, down tow paths and up kerbs (keep them at max pressure). I even had a roofing tack (nail) stuck in them once and I hadn't realised until I got to work. I wondered why the bike was "going up and down". I pulled it out with pliers. It still didn't puncture.

When the tread on the rear tyre had worn down I decided to cut the tyre open to see what the "blue stuff" in the picture actually felt like. I first used a kitchen knife, then scissors, then a bread knife and finally a full size hacksaw!

Fantastic.
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Initial post: 20 Nov 2009 13:23:46 GMT
I fitted the 26x1.75 version to my road-MTB and it was actually easy to fit (didn't even need tools). They were really hard to fit on my road bike 700x32!

Posted on 29 Dec 2013 13:26:35 GMT
These tyres are easy to fit what are you on about and mine are the 20 inch version which are always to fit than big tyres.
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