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    Schwalbe Marathon Tires

    Anybody running these tires? They are rated to 145 psi. Whats the best psi to run them at? I was thinking 110 or higher ...

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    They are very good because you are not going to a have a puncture never, but they are bit heavy.

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    They are nice on snow and ice but I prefer the usual grey ones in summer. I have 145 inside
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    I love the Shwalbes but only fill them to 110 because while I trust the tires I don't think the Chinese tubes I buy match up.

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    those are the 1 inch ones, right?
    i fill them to 120 psi.
    these tires are a must for nyc.

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    I've been running one pair of Marathon Evo's since May of 2008. I top off to 145psi once a week. Never had a flat and the tread is still in OK shape. The tread is a bit "fuzzy" and almost ready for replacing, but for almost 1 year they've been awesome.
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    you actually need the keep the psi up high to maintain the puncture protection... the 'strip' is a bit like foam, and it only gets rigid and impenetratable when the pressure is up there

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    These Marathon Plus Evolutions are heavy?

    I ordered them on my new wc because I thought they would be light and roll like air tires, but still be pretty puncture proof. I've only had solid tires and they are like pushing a tank. I currently use the black KIK solids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by november View Post
    These Marathon Plus Evolutions are heavy?

    I ordered them on my new wc because I thought they would be light and roll like air tires, but still be pretty puncture proof. I've only had solid tires and they are like pushing a tank. I currently use the black KIK solids.
    They aren't as heavy as the KIK.
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    I've been using the Marathon Plus tires this winter and it was amazingly easy to push on ice and snow compared to slick tires. I have also run over glass and no flats. I fill my tires to 145psi because the rolling resistence is much lower making it easier to push yourself and the chair. Definitely the best tires I've used thus far. I plan to buy the RightRun tires for the summer.
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