Brompton tyres

Discussion in 'Folding Bikes' started by avole, 18 May 2018.

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  1. avole

    avole Guest

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    France
    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.
     
  2. chriscross1966

    chriscross1966 Senior Member

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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.
     
    Last edited: 18 May 2018
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    avole

    avole Guest

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    I'm glad to hear that. It was after struggling with a marathon puncture I decided to try the kojacs.
     
  4. chriscross1966

    chriscross1966 Senior Member

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    It takes some doing to puncture a Marathon Plus
     
  5. alicat

    alicat Legendary Member

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    I think the OP punctured a Marathon tyre not a Marathon Plus. I have punctured my Marathon tyres at least twice.
     
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  6. chriscross1966

    chriscross1966 Senior Member

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    Good point..
     
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    avole

    avole Guest

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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.
     
  8. 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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