This item may be available in a different size, colour, scent, version or platform. Click below to be directed to product options:
Double Defense Performance
740 g - 26 x 2.00
The ultimate touring tire, made for roads, tracks and trails of all continents. The tread pays homage to its legendary Marathon XR predecessor. Construction and compounding are naturally the very latest Schwalbe Evo technology. TravelStar compound for the best handling characteristics, Double Defense technology makes it light, but with an extremely robust construction. The world is round. Ride it.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
These tires are great for a touring/offroad bike. Their wear has been extremely slow, they are very durable, and the tread grip is great for onroad as well as offroad. I got them in the 700x40's, and they're great for mild to moderate single track all the way up to streets. Have them on my do-it-all bike, my only complain is they're a hair heavy and slow to spin up, but better than expected given the puncture resistance, tread, and general bulletproof construction.
These Schwalbe tires generally last me about a years worth of touring. This year they took me from Melbourne to Sydney Australia, Pinnacles National Park to the coast and back in California, Sequoia Kings Canyon to Bridgeport via Tioga Pass, and a 450-mile tour of the North Country of New Mexico. I'm thinking they should be replaced for a tour in Cuba. I used liners because I did not want to patch tires from goat heads.
Used for South East Asia trip. Rode likes a Cadillac, so comfortable. No puncture nor anything. Great traction, feeling confidence going down those hills in Laos during a tropical rain storm.
The authorised South African distributor of this product is under no obligation to honour the manufacture's guarantees/warranties or to provide after-sales service.
Please note that this item is imported from the USA, and is designed to be used in the USA. In addition, if the unit is powered it will come with a US plug and an adapter/transformer may be required. Please click here for more information on power requirements, or check with us if you are unsure or need any assistance!
Please also note that certain items cannot be imported, these include Alcohol, Animals, Batteries, Flammable Materials, Currency, Food, Furs, Chemicals, Explosives, Medications, Plants, Seeds, Supplements, Pressurized Cans, Tactical Equipment, Vitamins, Weaponry and Weaponry Accessories. In these cases, the item and information is displayed for reference purposes only. If you are not sure if we are permitted to bring an item, please send us an e-mail with a link to the item to confirm.
Please also ensure that you are ordering the correct item for your particular application as returns to the USA are costly. Product reviews are also provided for most of our items, which can give you a good idea for possible things to look out for and the quality of the item. By clicking Add to Cart, you are confirming that the item is correct and you accept the conditions listed here.