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    Schwalbe Tires

    Just wanted to let people know about Schwalbe tires. I've run Primo Racers and Primo Passage tires for the last 15 years. I recently came across Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires, and they rock. They are 25-559 on a Quickie Ti (heat treated spoke wheels) and the traction and wear is so much better. They do cost more than the Primos, but from what I've seen they will last twice as long.

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    I couldn't agree more, my Schwalbe tires are better than anything I've ever used before. They say you can go through a "pile of glass" and not get a puncture.

    I run over pushpins all the time (architecture studio), and that hasn't been a problem...also, lots of glass in the street (university neighborhood) and no flats in 2 yrs!

    My sweetie liked them so much that he bought sets for all of his bikes (he's a bike nut).

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    I tried to order them with my new chair, but apparently I couldn't get them in 26" At least not through Kuschall...When I'm due for a tire change-out I'll be looking to get them...I REALLY liked them on the demo I had, but I went for 26" instead of 24" wheels on my new chair...
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    I've been running the 559 stelvios on my handcycle for the last 4 years and have had great luck with them, every bit as good as the contis only less money.

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    Here the info for the North American Distributor http://www.schwalbetires.com/

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    Thanks Karl!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by canuck
    Here the info for the North American Distributor http://www.schwalbetires.com/
    These look and sound amazing for all kinds of reasons. Have not found a real competitve alternative to the Continental I used for many years.

    I can call but wondering if anyone knows if the price shown online is in US$ or CDN$?

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    I've got Schwalbe puncture protection wheels. They came with my chair, and they are a nightmare.
    They have a solid insert, but the part with air in deflates really quickly. Ugh

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    Titan I would hope the prices are quoted in Canadian $$ but I'm not sure

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    Schwalbe Tire update

    Well, next month will be a year since I put the marathon plus tires on, and they still have some tread left (on the inside) outside is like new. Anyway I think I'll try a set of the Kenda Klipper tires next. They are cheaper, and I've seen some decent reviews on them.

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...1T4N9&v=glance


    Anyone else run the Kenda Klippers??

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