Product Comparison: Schwalbe Marathon vs Schwalbe Marathon Plus

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General Specifications
About the Product
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.
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.
Marathon Plus
Key Specs
Wheel Size
20 in.
20 in.
Tyre width
1.5 in.
1.35 in.
What customers say about "Key Specs"
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.
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.
Size & Weight
9 in.
15.0 in.
1.1 lbs.
1.23 lbs.
4.5 in.
15.0 in.
3 in.
5 in.
Type Of Protector
Endurance Compound
Endurance Compound
Folding Bead
Increased durability, GreenGuard, Anti-aging, Reflective sidewall
SmartGuard, Reflective sidewall, Anti-aging, Rolling resistance, E-Bike ready
What customers say about "Features"
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.
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.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
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