If there will be any flats at all I now consider replacing the inner tubes in my Vado.
I have been in touch with Schwalbe North America since 2016.Ravi, is that information you know from being in the industry or is it common knowledge?
I just installed Schwalbe Marathon E Plus on my Vado 5 with Schwalbe inter tube. Agree that they are heavier and not as lively as the original Specialized Trigger Tires. They do however have a very good grip, silent, and good cornering.I found my regular Marathon Plus silent compared to the Specialized Trigger tires that came with my Vado. With the Marathons the Vado feels a little heavier and less agile. It’s not dramatic but noticeble. (Marathon Plus Tires are heavy) I think the Trigger tires suit the Vado well.
Rolling resistance seems to be higher with standard Marathon Plus compared to Specialized Trigger.I’m considering the E-Plus to see if I get a little better range.
Please report any difference in range/milage compared to the Specialized Trigger tires you replaced.I just installed Schwalbe Marathon E Plus on my Vado 5 with Schwalbe inter tube. Agree that they are heavier and not as lively as the original Specialized Trigger Tires. They do however have a very good grip, silent, and good cornering.
My main objective is the puncture resistance function of these tires as I had flat on my rear tire last week. The tires were 6 months old and about 1,600 miles.
don’t want to fix flat at the side of the road if I don’t have to.
When I called the customer service of Schwalbe to ensure proper size I noticed one of the greatest customer service and very knowledgeable person.
he recommended to run them at 55psi rear and 50 psi front. I usually run mine at 60psi.
I will follow his advise. I am 185 pounds and carry about 10-15 pounds of bag on the rack most of the time.
I will provide more review later.
First let me be clear. I am not by all means expert in tires and reviewing them so this is just commentaries of a bike enthusiast who has owned few bikes in life with various types of tires.Please report any difference in range/milage compared to the Specialized Trigger tires you replaced.
My experience with the standard Marathon Plus is that I’ve used 10-15% more of my battery charge. Important to know though is that the majority of thees rides have been autumn and winter, i.e. colder weather.