Which Tyres? Schwalbe Marathon XR Tyres Review

The Schwalbe Marathon XR was  the obvious choice for a long distance tour, used by most other adventure cyclists to universal critical appraisal. Over the first 7000km I didn't get a puncture. However, the thorns of Indian roads and debris from burnt out tyres on the roads in Iran did manage cause some punctures, but not many.

They are practically a fit and forget piece of gear featuring an all round tread with excellent grip on road and added confidence on dirt tracks. The rolling resistance is slightly more than a slicker and thinner option but in terms of durability and peace of mind you'd be hard pressed to better them.

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