So I ticked through the 878th kilometer on the front Schwalbe this week (I’ve run approximately that many k’s on the front Sturmey Archer X-FD but I’ll save that review for another day). I’ve been tracking the k’s in order to get some idea of what kind of wear and tear I put on my cycles. Most of my commuting this year has been on this tyre. I was so pleased with its initial road feel that when the time came, I replaced my rear tyre with the same make.

According to the Schwalbe website the Marathons should last between 8 and 15 thousand kilometers. I was a little startled to read this because at the current rate I can expect another 4 years out of these tyres. Colour me skeptical — I’ll have to wait and see.

Mandatory ODO shot: