Tyre for Wheelchair: Schwalbe Marathon Plus


No more bumps, all the suspension is in the wheels itself, even going up and down kerbs.

The biggest thing I have noticed is no more pressure on my back/spine.

Stevie, Coventry, UK

Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyre for wheelchair loopwheels. “The absolute benchmark for puncture-proof pneumatic tires on the wheelchair”.

Please note you can’t purchase this item without Loopwheels. If you add to your basket without Loopwheels, you won’t be able to check out.

We picked this tyre because it’s the most recommended for wheelchairs. It’s the best option as it combines anti-puncture reliability with the much more efficient rolling resistance than is possible with a solid tyre.

We can only sell these when you order loopwheels; we’re not permitted to sell these as a stand-alone item. When you order loopwheels, you’ll get the option to choose with or without tyres. 

This is what Schwalbe say about their tyres:

The Marathon has become the absolute benchmark for puncture-proof pneumatic tires on the wheelchair. Now the all-new version comes again with improved rolling resistance. In addition, the SmartGuard protection belt is made from a proportion of recycled natural rubber. The “anti-aging” sidewall construction can withstand the typical overloading from insufficient inflation pressure for much longer. Also with the dynamic new profile and new look label.

Schwalbe is the only maker to design pneumatic tires specifically for wheelchair users. Our solutions:

2Grip. Hand-friendly tires. The side walls are completely smooth, so the tires glide silkily past the hands. Patent protected and standard on all Schwalbe wheelchair tires.

Flat-less. SmartGuard puncture protected wheelchair tires combine the comfort and light running of pneumatic tires with the puncture protection of PU tires.

Black’n Roll. Wheelchairs with black tires? Schwalbe has made it possible. We developed a special Black’n Roll compound that does not leave unsightly marks on indoor floors. Additionally it is far more robust and much longer lasting.

Size 24"ETRTO 25-540 (24 x 1.00 Inch)
Size 25"ETRTO 25-559 (26 x 1.00 Inch)
Weight500g (18oz)
Pressure6.00 - 10.00 Bar (85 - 145 psi)
Max weight (per tyre)60kg
EPI (tyre density)67
Tube for 25"11A, 12A, 11
Tube for 24"9A, 9B
SMARTGUARDThe most efficient protection belt there is for bike tires. In other words: flatless. Solid, 5 mm thick layer of highly flexible special rubber provides permanent protection. Also in the case of embedded objects. Even thumbtacks are no problem for this tire.