Schwalbe Marathon Extreme tyres review

Tough touring rubber

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £36.99 RRP | USD $53.62
Schwalbe Marathon Extreme tyres

Our review

The benchmark tyre for remote, off-road touring
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Schwalbe’s Marathon XR has long been the adventure tourer’s tyre of choice, with a reputation for reliability and longevity. Its new sibling, the Extreme, uses wider spaced, serrated lugs that are better suited to loose and off-road conditions – several weeks of tough touring in the Himalayas proved puncture and mishap-free.


It has a dynamo strip and a reflective sidewall, it’s foldable, plus it’s more than 200g lighter than an XR at 670g, saving close to half a kilo in rotational weight – at the cost of a little longevity. 


Still, we’re confident it will see you through the toughest off-road tours. For unusually long rides, you could always run an Extreme at the front for extra grip, with an XR handling most of the load at the back. 

Product Specifications


Name Marathon Extreme Tyre
Brand Schwalbe

Weight (g) 670
Tyre Width Sizes Available 1.9 In 2.25