Today there seems to be a version of the Marathon to ﬁll any of the numerous different niches, but the original still holds up well. The KevlarGuard belt offers good puncture resistance and the sidewalls are among the toughest around.
Good cornering grip and rolling performance belie the fact that it’s the heaviest of the touring tyres on test.
The dynamo track and reﬂective sidewall strips are handy on road, while the tread will cope with light off-road use. As an all-round tyre, only the dearer Continental Top Contact is better.
|Name||Name, 0, 10, Name, Marathon Tyre|
|Brand||Brand, 0, 20, Brand, Schwalbe|
|Bead||Bead, 2, 0, Bead, Wire|
|Tyre Width Sizes Available||Tyre Width Sizes Available, 2, 0, Tyre Width Sizes Available, 1.5 1.75 In 2.0|
|Tyre Sizes Available||Tyre Sizes Available, 2, 0, Tyre Sizes Available, 700x28C 700x32C 700x35C|
|Manufacturer's Description||Manufacturer's Description, 2, 0, Manufacturer's Description, The legend lives. Developed over 20 years ago, at that time it was a quantum leap in performance. The first high-quality tire suitable for reliable touring and everyday use. These characteristics quickly made it popular and today it is still Europe's most riden touring tire. In the newest version with KevlarGuard and Allround tread compound it can fulfil everything that is expected of a Marathon tire: Effective puncture protection, durability and excellent handling characteristics.|
|Weight (g)||Weight (g), 2, 0, Weight (g), 477|