Sunday, July 1, 2012
Schwalbe Marathon Tire
After 21 months, the stock Brompton Kevlar tire on my bike's rear wheel finally gave in. The tire tread had worn out and there were at least 3 punctures. It was time to replace it.
I don't like messing with the Brompton's rear hub so I had Mang Nestor of Tryon change the tire for me. He installed the Schwalbe Marathon Plus tire I got from Flying Ball last March.
It's supposed to be heavier and slower than the stock tires, but Schwalbe says the Marathon is better because it has more grip and traction. Also, the Marathon is advertised to be more puncture-resistant than the stock due to its built-in Kevlar belt and thicker sidewall.
We'll see how it handles Metro Manila roads.