Shwalbe Marathon supreme's looking Hot
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:31 pm    Post subject: Shwalbe Marathon supreme's looking Hot Reply with quote

Got the supremes fitted last night and first proper blast along the tow path this morning. had a PB and only 2 seconds off from a KOM ok it is my KOM anyway but no harm in improving it

I have to say they are a massive improvement on my Specialized renegades. And hopefully a bit more puncture proof. Call me stoopid but i have believed the sales blurb on puncture resistance and have taken out my slime tubes. Shocked time will tell on that one. but with the lighter no slime tubes they do spin up a lot quicker and easier. Very Happy

time will tell on wet weather performance as well. what ever the out come they do look good in the 2" X 28" don't they? kind of suit the bike in my humble opinion. Cool Cool Cool

oh and for the tire pressure geeks as i am mainly on tarmac now, I am running them at 65psi



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking very good mate.

If they are anything like my RibMo's were, you can run them on featherlight tubes at that pressure Cool

Found the RibMo's a bit tacky in hot conditions and a bit "dead" if you know what I mean.

Will have to try some to compare

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes they do look similar in the tread department. Panaracer ribmo doesnt come in my size though so cant give you a comparison.

I love the white reflective strip in the side wall. really gels with my colour scheme. ( god now I sound like my Mrs Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad ) Embarassed

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can't get them easily in 26 anymore either - much to my disappointment.
Only seem to be in 700c.

Excited about your tyres though, must get a set - when the dust settles from my mega spending on the Virtue Wink

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Keep your eye on your rear wheel running these - especially at high pressure.

I swear blind it was running the RibMos on my Cross-Ones that destroyed the rim on my rear wheel.

I had no such issues with XC-717s - but they have eyelets - the cross-ones/rides don't

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome, and i mean awesome stopping power from these tires. Had a kid run straight across me last night and I had stopped inches from her before i had, had time to even think about it. Total reflex action but the tyres held the ground like nothing else i have ever ridden. amazing grip.

I am sure it will be totally the other way round in the wet

also with the rounded profile they just glide round corners, a real confidence booster.

I am sure that you have noticed my Strava results. my times have come down over night and in less than favorable wind conditions. really happy with these tires at the moment Very Happy Very Happy

time will tell on puncture resistance and durability.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RibMo's were excellent in the wet (although their bullet profile did pull up more spray than normal tyres). I suspect these would be no different

avoid wet grass/concrete though



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've used a pair on a 29er riding the road for over 12000km and had no problems. only had a couple of punctures but the rear is starting to wear thin now.
i found them to be fine in the wet.
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