Big Ben, the beefier-treaded brother of Big Apple, is being rolled out in time for EUROBIKE 2012. The Big Ben balloon tire reflects Schwalbe's recognition of London's amazing cycling revolution.
How strongly 27.5 inch can assert itself alongside the two established size giants is unknown. But one thing is for certain: several bike manufacturers are already working on this size.
Schwalbe is launching a new tire for the 2012 season – the Energizer Tour Plus with a sturdy trekking tread and outstanding puncture protection. The new tire is the most versatile of the Schwalbe Energizer family, which now has four members. All tires bear the ECE-R75 certification mark, recognized throughout Europe, for e-bikes with speeds of up to 50 km/h.
19 year old Brit, Danny Hart, celebrated the greatest success of his career this past weekend at the Mountainbike world championships in Champery (Switzerland).
Schwalbe is presenting its latest MTB allrounder Hans Dampf, first seen at the Sea Otter Classic in the USA and hailed by the Press: "Hans Dampf sets new standards in rubber". It looks good too. Alpine style packaging makes you want to head for the hills - and adds color to sales shelves.
It is the successor to the legendary Marathon XR touring tire. And Schwalbe's latest version, the Marathon Mondial, carries on the Marathon's 26 year long tradition of developing tires for extreme cycle touring, using the very latest technology - Triple Compound and patented puncture protection.
Two more Schwalbe tires are going electric for the 2012 season: Energizer Pro and Energizer Plus are the new model names developed specially for E-Bikes, bringing the Energizer family to three models. And all three tires will bear the ECE-R75 mark, applicable throughout Europe for E-Bikes up to 50 kph.
Schwalbe is presenting a completely revised Big Apple at Interbike. With its exceptionally large volume, it was the first tire to trigger the revival of the balloon bike trend of the 30´s.
30 grams lighter, 20 percent less rolling resistance: These are the results of revising one of Schwalbe´s most popular mountain bike tires.
Schwalbe's MTB Evolution tires are now Tubeless ready: They can be converted into a tubeless tire by the addition of a latex based puncture sealant liquid ("latex milk"), or used quite normally by inserting an inner tube.
Schwalbe is the tire sponsor of Luxembourg’s newest race team, Leopard-Trek. The tire firm, from Reichtshof-Wehnrath, near Cologne, will provide the team with its Ultremo HT tubular. The team, that world governing body UCI has straightway ranked number one, has ambitious goals: „We want to win the 2011 tour“, said twice Tour runner-up Andy Schleck.
On the occasion of the Marathon´s 25th anniversary Schwalbe are showcasing the 5th generation of the legendary touring tire at EUROBIKE. A new rubber compound will make this latest Marathon more durable and it has a green "Plus": Its GreenGuard protection belt is made up by one third recycled material. It is also certified to ECE-R75, so is suitable for all E-Bikes (even up to 50 Km/h).
Rolling resistance 15 percent lower, greater puncture resistance and higher mileage: Thanks to new compounds and patented protection belt, Schwalbe has succeeded in making the Ultremo ZX a competition tire of the highest order. And because design is increasingly important for racing bikes, it also looks good and is available in eleven colors.
Schwalbe has optimized the inner strength of its MTB tires: In 2011 all top models will have new, Triple Star compounds. It is a modular system whereby three of six new individual compounds are cleverly combined.
All tires are now “Tubeless Ready”.
Since the summer of 2009 individual EAN codes have been vulcanized into all Schwalbe Folding, Downhill and Marathon tires. The first tires with damaged codes have now emerged on the market. Dr. Vereina Hoene, Schwalbe’s lawyer specializing in intellectual and industrial property rights in the Commercial Law Practice Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek in Cologne, answers questions about the consequences this could have for the bicycle trade.