Schwalbe Marathon Plus review

Small-wheel version of tough & grippy commuter tyre

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £27.49 RRP | USD $42.99
chwalbe Marathon Plus

Our review

The toughest tyre for small-wheeled urban bikes
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As well as 700c and 26in sizes, Schwalbe’s virtually impregnable Marathon Plus comes in 24in, 20in and now 18in and 16in too: great news for Birdy and Brompton owners. 


A Brompton rear wheel is tricky to remove so the ability to ignore thorns and bits of glass is handy. The thick, springy SmartGuard rubber sub-tread adds some weight – around 200g over a Kevlar-lined Brompton tyre – and the tyre doesn’t roll as quick, but it’s tough and grips well in the wet.

Product Specifications


Name Marathon Plus
Brand Schwalbe

Tyre Sizes Available 25-622 28-622 32-559 32-622 37-590 37-622 40-622 40-635 42-590 42-622 47-406 47-507 47-559
Description weight for 26in 47mm - 972
Weight (g) 708
Diameter 662
Max PSI 115