nikolai wrote:Nice, the big apple are a great looking tyre, and the 2.0 looks tough as!
Keen to hear how they perform!
nikolai wrote:Do they have puncture protection? I've got marathons in 1.75 on my surly, but a 2.0 would be too much fun.
This is from the Schwalbe website.
The Marathon Plus have Smartguard protection: The SmartGuard layer made from a flexible, special rubber offers particular resistance to shards of glass and flints. Even a thumbtack cannot penetrate this protective layer. The SmartGuard belt does not increase rolling resistance.
The Big Apple Plus have GreenGuard: Comfortable cycling without using complicated technology PLUS 3 mm GreenGuard puncture protection for extra safety! Air cushion tires are used as natural suspension. Inflated to around 30 psi a Balloonbike rolls really easily and with a full suspension effect.
A normal tire with a width of 37 mm must be inflated to a rock-hard 55 psi, in order to roll similarly well.
I don't believe that the Big Apple Plus is as puncture proof as the Marathon Plus, but it appears to be very close.
99% of my riding is on shared paths or roads, so I am confident that they will suit my riding.
Today's ride I have pumped up the tyres to 60psi, as the tyre maximum is 70psi. Next ride I may drop to 50psi and see if there is a difference..
I was very happy with their performance during today's 75kms ride. I believe the price is around $65 each.
PS: Ducky has some in stock, unless they were for orders??????