Ordered new 4 season tires

Latitude

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Latitude

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Just installed my new Marathon GT 365 45x700 all-season tires. They look good, have inflated to 45 psi. Quick trip around the block and I am blown away... they are absolutely quiet on pavement! Will update after the first real ride; fall is in full swing here now and the weather is cooler and wetter by the day. Looking forward to getting a better grip on the trails.

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Dallant

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Just installed my new Marathon GT 365 45x700 all-season tires. They look good, have inflated to 45 psi. Will update after the first ride; fall is in full swing here now and the weather is cooler and wetter by the day. Looking forward to getting a better grip on the trails.View attachment 69124
Lookin good and yet aggressive. Let us know how they ride!😎👍
BTW, it’s already snowed twice here!🥶
 

indianajo

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What's clincher mean?
Will they slip off the rim with 2 flat screwdrivers? which is how I remove the Kendas.
 

Taylor57

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Good luck! I’m thinking about a pair of SCHWALBE Marathon Mondials fron my Allant+7 for next years touring. Gotta have the 27.5 X 2.25 (or close).
If my current tires are 27.5 x 1.95 (Espin Sport), how wide could I go with my next tire? Could I go to 3" safely?
 

indianajo

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If my current tires are 27.5 x 1.95 (Espin Sport), how wide could I go with my next tire? Could I go to 3" safely?
Depends on the width of your forks & fender brackets. I wouldn't drop $50 on it myself. I don't think it would fit my bike that I ride 2.1" on. Fenders rub frequently anyway.
 

Latitude

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I’M a SCHWALBELIEVER!! Took a longer ride on pavement, gravel and some grassy wet trails. The tires are completely quiet, not as loud as the Bosch engine, which is very quiet. No apparent extra effort needed over my semi-slick Bontragers. Very good grip on some wet/muddy/sandy corners. Very happy with them!
Now for the bad news. A stick destroyed my rear derailleur, beyond repair.
 
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Stefan Mikes

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The derailleur is just "a breakable" and it is only money to replace it. The hanger is a custom part...
 

Latitude

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I recommend upgrading to Shimano Deore derailleur (it's a step up from Alivio) and you will be pleased.
I called my Trek dealer and they only have Altus 9 speed in stock or available I believe Ravi. Do you think I can get a Deore? I haven’t looked into it, but would be happier to go that route. I could even just get a $40 Altus tomorrow to hold me over until I can upgrade. Not sure the Altus will handle 46 teeth? Still have my original 36T.
 

Ravi Kempaiah

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This is a comparison chart of Shimano components. As you can see, Altus is a bottom rung component and found on $1000 Chinese bikes.
Alivio is ok but Deore is a good compromise between decent performance and cost. I have used Deore on Haibikes and it held up very well even after 4000 miles of use.

You should be able to get it for $55: https://www.amazon.com/SHIMANO-Deore-RD-M592-Rear-Derailleur/dp/B00WJGWJUC


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Thanks Ravi, I was just looking on Amazon and found Deore available. I will go that route. I guess I can’t complain then, I had over 4000 km on the Alivio, first major breakage I’ve had.
Update: Deore ordered from your suggested source Ravi. Thanks again.
 
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Latitude

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Wow! Never heard of a stick doing that kind of damage to a derailleur!😳
Dallant, I was stopped with a branch in the rear gears today. It had bent the cage quite badly, to the point that the chain was mashed up in it and the small gears were out of alignment. One wouldn’t turn. I tried to bend things back with the tools I had on-board, and things seemed to be working so I decided to limp back home using only the mid gears to be safe. At one point, I shifted from 3rd to 2nd and things ground to a stop. Not sure what happened, but it was a mess. One small gear had a few teeth broken off. I had to take the derailleur off to even walk the bike, and eventually removed the chain to get it to a place where my wife could meet me with the car... I was several miles from home in the middle of the afternoon. Could have been worse! Just out of commission for a bit.
 

Latitude

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Derailleur update: I have retrieved a 2001 Norco dual suspension bike from my daughter who is not using it. I have taken a Deore LX 9 speed derailleur off of it and put it on the Trek. Looks like it will work if I reinstall the 11-36 cassette and shorter chain until the new Deore arrives. Tomorrow’s project to dial that in. Also looks like there is a slight wobble in the rear rim... it’s rideable but will have to have my Trek LBS sort it out once I get the new derailleur. One spoke is slightly kinked.