Schwalbe is a brand name of Ralf Bohle GmbH, a German manufacturer of bicycles, and wheelchair tires. Schwalbe produces a wide range of tires for different cycling applications but is best known for its commuting, touring and utility tires such as the Marathon range.

Ralf boasts Europe’s leading bicycle tire brand. The Bohle group, with subsidiaries in Italy, Great Britain, Indonesia, the Netherlands, and France employs over 140 people. This third-generation, family-run business has earned renown through innovation, for example, the first “flat-less” tire, the Marathon Plus.

Bicycles with small wheel sizes such as 16″ (Brompton) or 20″ (BMX) are also catered for, a market ignored by some larger manufacturers. Schwalbe is based in Reichshof-Wehnrath near Cologne, Germany, manufacturing is carried out in their Indonesian and Vietnamese factories, which is co-owned, with its Korean joint-venture, production partner, PT Hung-A.

Marathon Mondial:

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 Evo technology. TravelStar compound for the best handling characteristics, Double Defense technology makes it light, but with extremely robust construction. The world is round. Ride it.

Marathon Plus Tour:

Flat-less – with a purposeful trekking tread. Asphalt or off-road? Everyday use or bicycle expeditions? This versatile tire always does the job. Its robust construction handles almost any mistreatment. Protected by SmartGuard, the most effective puncture protection belt available for bicycle tires.

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