Schwalbe Marathon Plus 700×38 wire bead
Because I’m having a new frame built I am mirroring a tire choice on a good friends bike. These will act as the largest tire I’d want to run, with fenders, and let my frame builder use them to make sure there will be clearance.
I like the pattern of the tread. Not liking the reflective strip, I may try to remove it. Probably won’t get any miles on these until after the build is complete so it’ll be a while before I really get to test them.
Made in Indonesia
Panaracer RiBMo 700×32
I feel like a few of pol0 players like these tires. And these are new to me but knowing that a good number of people in New York chose these tires is testament enough. Its not like they all bought the same bike that happen to come with these. this is choosing a good tire that will hold up.
I looked at them and they are a bit pointy. meaning not a softly rounded contact area to the ground. sort of makes me think that these will roll with less resistance than your average 32 size tire.
I used to like the Ritchey Tom Slick. These seem much better. Probably are but i really cant recall the price difference.
I’ve been riding them on my touring bike for a couple months now. Good so far.
Made in Japan