Product Comparison: Schwalbe Marathon Plus vs Schwalbe Marathon Mondial

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General Specifications
About the Product
Schwalbe's best selling model. The most puncture resistant pneumatic tire there is. In addition to the superior puncture protection it features many inner values: Rolling resistance, Recycling, Anti-aging.
The tread pays homage to its legendary Marathon XR predecessor. Construction and compounding are naturally the very latest Schwalbe Evo technology. TravelStar compound for the best handling characteristics, Double Defense technology makes it light, but with an extremely robust construction. The world is round. Ride it.
Marathon Plus
Marathon Mondial
Key Specs
Wheel Size
20 in.
28 in.
Tyre width
1.35 in.
1.57 in.
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Schwalbe Marathon Plus HS Wire Tire
  • Installed like a dream. No problem fitting over the rims at all.
  • They ride like a dream and easily handled all the weight for a loaded tour plus me.
  • The Schwalbes are excellent commute tires with great grip and low rolling resistance. I have 500 miles on them now with almost no signs of wear and ZERO flats.
  • They're a smooth ride and offer greatly reduced roll resistance, especially from a stop. They're quick and easy to install.
  • Probably the most difficult tire to install- took me 3 hours to get one tire on and the back tire never went on the rim.
Schwalbe Marathon Mondial Double Defence Tire with Folding Bead
  • Been using these tires since 2012 on my monster cross bike and they are working great.
  • The grip and handling are great, and the extra size of the 42 noticeably softens the ride for a steel touring bike.
  • While obviously, this is not a race tire, I did't feel much drag, and I was able to do long distances with reasonable effort.
  • They are not the lightest tires, but that is the trade off for superior flat protection.
  • They are stable and predictable on the pavement, hardpack, and gravel. The tires feel connected on wet surfaces.
Size & Weight
15.0 in.
10 in.
1.23 lbs.
1.44 lbs.
15.0 in.
4.5 in.
5 in.
4.3 in.
Type Of Protector
Endurance Compound
TravelStar compound
Double layer of Nylon
Folding Bead
SmartGuard, Reflective sidewall, Anti-aging, Rolling resistance, E-Bike ready
Schwalbe Evo technology, Double Defense technology
What customers say about "Features"
Schwalbe Marathon Plus HS Wire Tire
  • They go on easy, they have a very nice reflective sidewall, they're less expensive, and the ride is so smooth. It kind of feels like a have a little suspension on my commuter bike.
  • I trust these tires more than any other tire on my e-bike.
  • These tires are excellent in the rain. They are high pressure, so they have the low rolling resistance I prefer.
  • These tyres grip well and with enough air can help you go faster, and i love the reflective strip on the sidewall.
  • Installation was one of the worst I've experienced for a tire. The rubber is so unforgiving that getting the tire bead to stay seated is almost impossible without extra assistance.
Schwalbe Marathon Mondial Double Defence Tire with Folding Bead
  • The Mondails are reasonably fast and light, but still with some depth to the tire "knobs" for good grip on the lousy roads found in most cities.
  • Great for riding over broken pavement, potholes and trolley tracks. The tires feel sure-footed on wet pavement.
  • Have only had one flat in over 7000 miles riding on pavement, gravel and dirt.
  • These are absolutely the best touring tire available. ...and they are foldable.
  • The tires performed superbly. I had no punctures, and I had no difficulties riding long offroad sections and completely broken asphalt.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
2 year(s)
1 year(s)
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