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.
04-26-2010 - Ralf Bohle, founder of Ralf Bohle GmbH and the tire brand Schwalbe, passed away last Sunday in Bergneustadt at the age of 75 after a long illness.
Schwalbe is launching new versions of its Rocket Ron and Nobby Nic MTB success models onto the market: both tires are now available also as a 29" size (57-622, 29 x 2.25). These "twentyniners” have long since attracted attention in the USA due to their solid performance in terms of track holding and rolling resistance and are now gaining in popularity in Europe as well.
The handmade tubular tire Ultremo HT ("Handmade Technology") offers a unique grip and exceptional comfort. For this tire Schwalbe has set new construction standards – combining classic tire-making techniques based on Italian models with high-end materials.
Nobby Nic 2010 - Fine tuning for Schwalbes Allgrounder
It is the European market’s most successful MTB tire of recent times: Nobby Nic. Now Schwalbe has improved it even more.
Nobby Nic 2010
New: Marathon Dureme. The long distance runner
The new Marathon Dureme epitomizes – as its name suggests - extreme longevity and durability. Schwalbe has now filled the gap in its Marathon Evolution Line tires with a versatile tire for enthusiastic everyday and touring cyclists.
Schwalbes new rain racer: Ultremo Aqua
Grip is the priority: Schwalbe’s new Ultremo Aqua is the specialist in competition on wet and slippery roads.
Although now nearly ten years old Fat Albert is still one of the most popular Mountain bike tires and it was one of the first large volume, light weight tire. Fat Albert grips and performs in any terrain – either dry, or wet. Providing maximum safety with the greatest possible riding enjoyment.
Rocket Ron is a new MTB racer and a super-light (410 grams) competition rocket with astonishing grip. In May ’08 Sabine Spitz rode the rocket to her European title championship success in St. Wendel.
Two „Long distance“ additions have been made to the now ten member Marathon family. Both are successors to the „Globetrotting“ Marathon XR: The high tech, folding Marathon Extreme and the Marathon Plus Tour with substantially more „Flat-less“ Technology.
Nothing rolls as fast: The autumn shows will see Schwalbe launch the Furious Fred tire for Cross Country and Marathon. The U-block shoulder lugs are revolutionary: They are positioned against the direction of rotation in order to have more cornering control.