Product Comparison: Kenda Kwest vs Schwalbe Marathon

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General Specifications
About the Product
Smooth, minimal tread tire for city, bike path, or commuting. Deep water grooves help channel water in wet conditions. Front and rear application
The archetypal high quality touring tire. The highly elastic GreenGuard layer is 3 mm thick. One third of the GreenGuard is made up of recycled latex products. The “Anti-Aging” sidewall can withstand the typical cracking that results from overloading due to insufficient inflation pressure for much longer.
Key Specs
Wheel Size
28 in.
20 in.
Tyre width
1.3 in.
1.5 in.
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Kenda Kwest 700x35C Clincher Tire, Black
  • I run 80 lbs pressure and the tires still feel flexible and absorb the bumps nicely.
  • Solid price, good looks, easy installation. Rolls great when inflated.
  • These are awesome for the price! I was looking for a decent pair of tires for my hybrid commuter bike that I ride everyday to work and back 6.5 miles.
  • These are definitely great tires for those who commute, ride in various conditions, and want all around use from their bike.
  • My bike seems to ride better, was easy to instal, just make sure the "Drive" arrow is in right direction. Tires seem to be of good quality for the money.
Schwalbe Marathon HS Wire Bead Tire
  • Just finished the coast to coast TransAmerica bike route, 4,500 miles. NO flats, did not even rotate the tires.
  • After about 100 miles I have not had any issues with grip, flats, or rolling resistance.
  • I know that I've already ridden over some scattered broken glass and the tire has performed fine.
  • Good grip and they roll into turns very smoothly, they just feel good.
  • I got a flat after running over a piece of wood, I also had a tuffy tire liner.
Size & Weight
26.5 in.
9 in.
1 lbs.
1.1 lbs.
26.5 in.
4.5 in.
1.3 in.
3 in.
Type Of Protector
Standard Rubber Compound
Endurance Compound
Folding Bead
Steel Bead, K-Shield, Traction grooves
Increased durability, GreenGuard, Anti-aging, Reflective sidewall
What customers say about "Features"
Kenda Kwest 700x35C Clincher Tire, Black
  • Easy to install even though it is a wire bead.
  • These are great tires for hybrid bikes and other comfort bikes as it's pretty good all around.
  • GREAT value for price paid vs. durability/wear. No problems holding the road in wet weather.
  • The tread really does a great job in channeling the water out to the sides and away from the rider.
  • Take the bumps well even at maximum pressure. Very resistant to flat tires.
Schwalbe Marathon HS Wire Bead Tire
  • The reflective siding makes me feel better when I ride home at dusk.
  • The layer of green gooey silicone between the tread and the casing does some magic.
  • The reflective sidewall is a plus and help in visibility at night.
  • Really not that hard to install. Lasts forever, never flats and has great off-road handling characteristics.
  • I bought this tire hoping my flats were over. However after only 50 miles I got a piece of rock, probably flint, stuck through the middle of the tread.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
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