Thursday, April 26, 2012

30 Days of Biking: Tired

I came home today to find that my new Marathon Mondials had arrived in the mail.

Mondial Rear
I couldn't wait to put them on.

Mondial Front
Schwalbe calls this an expedition tire. I imagine expeditions to be in primitive, foreign countries, which probably makes riding on these tires overkill for me. I will be going on a four day, 220 mile trip across northern Wisconsin next month however, so I guess that counts.

Full Fenders
They are 2.15 inches wide, so they fill out the fenders quite nicely.

New Tread
I put 15 miles on them tonight to see how they roll. As I expected, they seem to be a little slower than the Marathon Supremes they replaced. I'm not usually in too much of a hurry, so I think I can live with that. On the plus side, they are probably the most stable tires I have ever ridden. I feel like I could ride just about anywhere on them, and maybe I will.


  1. Great looking rubber.....should be good for many miles....


  2. Agreed, nice looking tire that looks like it could handle any conditions. Flat knobs remind me of dual purpose motorcycle tires.