Brompton Schwalbe Marathon Plus problem?

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Brompton Schwalbe Marathon Plus problem?

Postby JonBristol123 on Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:30 pm

Hi, new to the forum. I am very close to buying a Brompton. The only thing I need to know is, is there a problem with the Marathon Plus tyres? I emailed the Brompton website asking them why they do not fit them. They replied saying there is problems with them. I asked what problems and they replied with this reason:

'The taller and more rigid sidewall of the Marathon Plus tends to prevent the rear wheel from fully folding under, which reduces the contact area between the chain stay and front wheel hook when the front wheel gets folded in.'

Does anyone have this problem? Strange that so many probably have these tyres and they have good reviews. Funny that Brompton are the ones putting me off getting a Brompton! :lol:
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