Help! Tyre Info Request

JammyDodger

Finding my (electric) wheels
Jul 25, 2017
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Can someone please help with a question I have regarding new tyres please.
I would like to replace the tyres on my Cube Acid Hybrid 29 er that I use for my commute to work. I've had a few punctures in the last few months and would really like to fit a pair of Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres as used these with great results on my non electric bike . Its the sizing I'm struggling with. Would 700x38c fit these rims. The tyres fitted when purchased are Schwalbe Rapid Rob and Schwalbe Tough Tom's 2.25 ?
Thanks
 

Gringo

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Jun 18, 2013
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The Simple answer is yes.
Like me you have 700c rims so you can fit any tyre width you like, 38mm is a bit skinny for my taste but they’ll fit no problem.
 

JammyDodger

Finding my (electric) wheels
Jul 25, 2017
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Coventry
Thank you for that Gringo much appreciated. Can I ask what tyre you would recommend for commuting on road. Roughly a 10 mile there and back journey ?
 

flecc

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Thank you for that Gringo much appreciated. Can I ask what tyre you would recommend for commuting on road. Roughly a 10 mile there and back journey ?
If you want to avoid punctures, stick with Marathon Plus, Unfortunately the widest they make for you is that 700 x 38 size.
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flecc

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Thank you for that Gringo much appreciated. Can I ask what tyre you would recommend for commuting on road. Roughly a 10 mile there and back journey ?
Not Gringo replying, but if you want more comfort than the MP 700 x 38 tyre, Continental make their Contact Plus which has the same puncture protection layers as the Schwalbe MPs.

But they also make them at 700 x 42 or 700 x 47 which will be more comfortable, especially the latter. Some suppliers sell them at a similar price to MPs too, much less than Continental's advertised price.

Information Link

Scroll down for the construction detail and sizes.
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trevor brooker

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Feb 11, 2018
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"flecc, post: 509544, member: 3"]
If you want to avoid punctures, stick with Marathon Plus, Unfortunately the widest they make for you is that 700 x 38 size."

what about the Schwalbe Marathan Plus 47-622 (28”x1.75”) (700 x 45c) - a quick search shows they are available.

Would they not fit the rims?
 

Gringo

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Jun 18, 2013
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I’m not much help with all the tyre options as I’ve found my two favourites, and there both Schwalbes.
29x2.1” big apples on my analog cruiser, 29x2.25 smart sam double defence snakeskin on my analog MTB and for my Cube Acid one I have two prs of wheels, one with 2.35” Apple plus’s and the other with 2.25” Sam plus’s.
I know what I like and as they work for me I’ve no reason to try anything else
 

Nealh

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Maxxis Roamer in 42c with Kevlar protection the tyre has a slick centre for faster rolling.
 
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