Brompton tyres

User66445

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Having just lashed out on some Schwalbe Kojak tyres, I'm just wondering whether the fact they're lighter and have a different tread pattern to the Marathons they'll replace will have any impact on performance, especially given the Brompton is a heavy bike and used for shopping, touring etc.
 

chriscross1966

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Swindon
They feel nicer and a chunk faster than a Marathon Plus.. they also get more punctures, but are easy to get on and off the rim.
 
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User66445

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I do have Marathon Plus, slated originally to go on the Brompton when the original Marathons finally wear out. The Neo takes the same size - unsurprising, since it is a slightly modified Brompton clone - so the Pluses may go on that.
 
Having used both marathon and marathon plus tyres on a few types of my bikes including Brompton, I failed to see the advantage of the plus over the ordinary marathon. Perhaps marginally less punctures , but this is offset against, cost, ride quality and ease of removal.
 
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