Tyre upgrades for the Skyelander

Tyre upgrades for the Skyelander


The Skyelander is fitted with Marathon Mondial Performance (35mm) as standard.


However we do offer some others as upgrades which may be more suited to your weight, the type of cycling you plan on doing and the load you will be carrying.


N.B. these tyres can only be ordered as an upgrade when buying a Skyelander bike and are not available for general purchase. Costs are for upgrading the pair

  • The upgrade options are as follows:


    Schwalbe Marathon Supreme folding 35c & 40c (100kg & 110kg max loads)

    Schwalbe Marathon G-One All Round 38c (100kg max load)

    Schwalbe Marathon Mondial Evo (folding) 40mm (120kg max load)

    Continental Grand Prix 4000S II 700c Clincher Folding Road Tyre


    Marathon Supreme folding (35c & 40c)

    The Supreme was the first Evolution line Marathon and now in its second generation it features OneStar compound making it even faster. With the updated profile it not only looks good, but also rolls more easily than ever before.


    Type: Folding
    Carcass: SpeedGuard
    Colour: Black-Reflex
    Skin: Lite


    Schwalbe Marathon G-One All Round - Raceguard (38c)


    The Schwalbe G-One All Round Road Tyre with RaceGuard protection is Schwalbe's offering for the latest gravel bike trend. The smooth rolling G-One profile makes it a pleasure to ride over forest paths and rolling fields.


    Bead: Folding
    Compound: VectranBreaker
    Casing: RaceGuard
    Pressure: 45 to 70psi


    Continental Grand Prix 4000s 28mm


    These are Sean's favourite tyre and have served him well from both a speed perspective and puncture resistance.


    The BlackChili compound remains in place on this new version. This provides improved grip in poor conditions, increased puncture protection and greater comfort. Conti have kept the Vectran Breaker for unsurpassed puncture protection, plus with advanced BlackChili compound for low rolling resistance and sensational grip. They are  handmade in Germany. The extremely strong Vectran fabrics are more flexible and lighter than all other puncture protection materials. Vectran offers more resistance to cuts than Aramid, is five times as strong as steel and features less weight than a nylon double breaker. It also maintains strength in the wet. Continental have used their revolutionary Black Chili compound for the Grand Prix 4000 S II. The fact is that Black Chili improved tyre performance in all areas. It makes a tyre to last longer, yet also grip better and roll faster. Continental has also included their tread wear indicators so you don't prematurely replace tyres or even risk using your tyre beyond its service life. The standard for serious road cyclists, the Grand Prix 4000 S II provides long term performance and reliability. Put a set of these on your road bike and start feeling the difference.


    Compound: VectranBreaker
    Max Pressure: 120 PSI
    Weight: 235g


    N.B. please only order either of these tyres as an upgrade when buying a Skyelander bike. These are not available for purchase without the bike