Unicyclist Community

Go Back   Unicyclist Community > Unicycling Discussion > Unicycle Product Reviews

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 2016-01-03, 08:43 PM   #1
I don't like unicycling, I love it.
UniMyra's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Oslo (Kolbotn), Norway
Age: 54
Posts: 640
Studded tyre: Schwalbe Marathon Winter 29 x 2.0

I allready have the Schwalbe Ice Spiker Pro 29 x 2.25 which I wrote about here: http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=105246
The Ice Spiker is awesome on real winter contitions, but not on long rides on asphalt where I find it a bit twitchy and not really good to ride (even if I said so earlier).

The season between fall and winter seems to be getting longer - it can last 2 or maybe as much as 3 months. The conditions are rain that freezes, then melts, then a little snow and so on. This means that I ride a lot on bare asphalt that can be icy with some snow occasionally.

So what I wanted was a studded tyre that is good on bare asphalt and ok on ice.

The Schwalbe Marathon Winter 29 x 2.0 is narrow, low volume and rolls really great on bare asphalt. It looked almost too narrow when I unwrapped it, but it did fit my KH rim. It is also good on hard packed snow, but not so good on a loose surface - then it gets slippery and a bit difficult to ride. Bumpy surface like frozen footprints is also difficult due to the low volume (I ran approx. 45 psi).

I have a pretty good grip on icy aspalt, but on PURE ice the grip is not good enough. I tested it yesterday on a 5 km icy section through the woods. It was a nice and even trail, I think it would have been possible to ice skate a lot of it. Tyre was fine on the flat parts, but I did not have enough grip on hills. I had to be really carefull not to loose traction up hill and downhill was a bit scary. Fell on my back at one point, and even the dog fell on the ice. I've ridden this section before on the same conditions with the Ice Spiker, and I don't think it slipped once.

My conclusion is that I am happy with the tyre as it does the job I got it for.
Attached Images
UniMyra's YouTube channel

Last edited by UniMyra; 2016-01-03 at 08:47 PM.
UniMyra is offline   Reply With Quote

marathon, schwalbe, winter

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[For Sale: USA] 29" wheel, KH 29" (not FR), nimbus 36 hole ISIS, Schwalbe RR and BA and Duro Tires Tirving Trading Post 0 2014-05-24 05:22 PM
[Wanted North America] 29" wheel, KH 29" (not FR), nimbus 36 hole ISIS, Schwalbe RR and BA and Duro Tires Tirving Trading Post 2 2014-05-24 05:21 PM
Schwalbe Ice Spiker Pro 29 x 2.25" UniMyra Unicycle Product Reviews 9 2012-12-14 08:28 PM
EUC Winter Video Marathon by Yoggi Spencer Hochberg Unicycling Videos 34 2010-01-12 06:50 AM

All times are GMT. The time now is 09:35 AM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2001-2016 Gilby
Page generated in 0.74583 seconds with 12 queries