SCHWALBE MARATHON PLUS
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The Marathon Plus Tire is made exclusively for Brompton by German tire experts, Schwalbe. If you don’t like flats, then this tire is for you. The Marathon Plus is the most puncture resistant pneumatic tire on the market today and is copied (badly) by many others.
Equipped with a tight 67tpi Kevlar casing, a substantial 5mm thick rubber SmartGuard protection layer and an anti-aging reinforced sidewall that won’t crack even at low pressure. Finally add a special rubber outer compound that not only rolls easily but actually expels items that penetrate it. Even a thumbtack won't harm it. Unless your tires are shot with armour-piercing rounds, rest easy. This really is the king of tires for the city or touring.
- Genuine Brompton replacement part
- Schwalbe Marathon Plus tire with maximum puncture protection
- 67tpi Kevlar casing with reinforced, anti-aging sidewalls
- 5mm SmartGuard rubber protection
- Special rubber compound naturally expels penetrated items
- Directional tread design
- Reflective sidewalls
- ETRTO Size: 35-349 = 16x1.35"
- Pressure: 65-110psi
- Weight: 480g (+/-5g)
- Recommend for heavy city riding and touring
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A BIT ABOUT BROMPTON: If you were to walk into the store and look at a Brompton we would say there are three things you should look for in a folding bike. All of them are fairly obvious. One, the bike should ride well - and, on a small wheeled bike that's tricky because there's a fine line between maneuverability (which is a virtue) and twitchiness (which is a vice). Two, the bike should fold well - otherwise you're blood pressure will rise and you'll curse the day you bought it. Third, it should be transportable, or highly storable - because that's the whole point, right?
Brompton is the only company we've seen that answers all three criteria - and believe us, we've tried every brand out there. The reason others can't compete is because Brompton has answered a fundamental engineering problem. If a bike is going to unfold to a large footprint (which takes the twitch out) then it is unfolding to a bigger bike - and by all logic, a bigger bike unfolded would be a bigger bike folded. So, it's pretty much true that for most folding bikes they either have great rideabilty but poor transportability or vice versa. And nearly all of them are a mess to fold.
Not Brompton. Brompton has designed the Platonic form of all folding bikes. The bike folds to the smallest size on the market, unfolds in a highly precise and easy manner, and has the same axle-to-axle footprint as a hybrid bike. How did they do this? By not only designing a clever frame, but also designing some 1200 proprietary parts that make everything fit - and fit perfectly. Oh, and nearly all of this is made in England. No wonder this bike has a cult following.