Reviews of Schwalbe Marathon Mondial 700 x 35 Raceguard

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StarStarStarStarStar Tougher than a Navajo mud slide!

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Ownership: a month
Tech Knowledge: average

Pros

Great traction on forest roads and rock. Comfy and confident on road. Durable sidewall.

Cons

None!

Other Thoughts

I bought these for my Surly Cross Check to tour northern New Mexico through isolated Navajo Nation. I've put ~300 miles of loaded touring and ~100 miles of forest road/rock track and they are solid! I got into deep mud early in the tour which bunged up in the brakes and shredded the sidewall not all the way through but a serious shed. Booted with 9 $1 bills and aside from a crooked tire made it another 100 miles to destination loaded. Replacement mondial to arrive today then a 4 day forest road tour!

StarStarStarStarStar Schwalbe Marathon Mondial

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Ownership: a month
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

Pros

Great traction. Durable. Good ride.

Cons

Need new fenders.

Other Thoughts

The 40mm tires barely squeezed under the 45mm fenders. A small wobble becomes noticed with the tight clearance. I got these after wearing out a set of slick tires. The slicks were nice, soft, and quiet but these handle rough roads and gravel with no problems.

StarStarStarStarStar I ran over half a glass bottle.

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Ownership: a few months
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

Pros

No flats after 800 miles and I've definitely run over some glass in downtown Saint Louis.
I've always had luck with marathons in the past.

Cons

I'm starting to see some cracks in the tread. It seems a bit early for that.

Other Thoughts

Scwalbe Marathons have always treated me well. I hope to get well over 3000 miles on these tires. There are cheaper tires out there but mile for mile these become a very good value.

StarStarStarStarStar Great Tires

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Ownership: several months
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

Pros

Extremely hard-wearing. I did 5000km with heavy weight on the bike with these tires, and they've still got it in them to do 1000 more!
With lots of tread on them, the tires are nice and puncture resistant too.

Cons

Extremely difficult to get on and off the wheel. Makes fixing a puncture into a long unpleasant palaver. Likely to puncture the (freshly patched) inner tube just in the act of trying to lever the tire back onto the wheel.

Other Thoughts

When the tires have worn down a bit, they are far more likely to get punctures.

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