Schwalbe Durano Plus road tyre review

Shrugs off sharps like a solid rubber ball

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £32.99 RRP | USD $52.54
Schwalbe Durano Plus

Our review

The toughest tyre available that won’t turn your road bike into a tank
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The Durano Plus has a belt of protective Smartguard rubber under the tread, as used in Schwalbe’s virtually impregnable Marathon Plus touring tyre. This is why the tyre is so heavy, why it’s such a pig to fit (we had to use toe-straps to grapple it on), and also why it shrugs off sharps like a solid rubber ball.

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The sidewalls are pretty hard to cut too. You’d expect a tyre with this level of imperviousness to roll dismally slowly or scrabble for grip like a solid tyre. Not so. In our tests it was mid-pack. Our experiences with Marathon Pluses suggest its mileage should be excellent too.

Product Specifications


Name Name, 0, 10, Name, Durano Plus (11)
Brand Brand, 0, 20, Brand, Schwalbe

Weight (g) Weight (g), 2, 0, Weight (g), 420
Tyre Sizes Available Tyre Sizes Available, 2, 0, Tyre Sizes Available, 700x23C 700x25C