Re: Tip - fitting Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyres
Posted: 22 Dec 2015, 10:37am
Hmm. Now which one do I want? Oh "they" don't stock that one.Brucey wrote:MikeF wrote:..... I stand corrected and I note Rosebikes sell them. Schwalbe seem to chop and change their line of tyres and website frequently. Doesn't appear there are folding Marathon Racers now for example, and why do they produce such a large range? Marketing Hype?....
Why so many? -because they can.... Although the moulds for individual tyres are expensive, it is relatively easy to create a huge range of tyres with just a few permutations of the various tyre components. Suppose that you have
- three carcass weights
- six carcass widths
- two different types of puncture protection
- two different bead types
- two different tread patterns per tyre type
then you are already up to 144 different tyres and that is before you start changing the rim size....