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.
At this year’s Interbike show Schwalbe is presenting a completely new Racing Ralph for Cross Country and Marathon. The U-block shoulder lugs are revolutionary: They are positioned against the direction of travel in order to provide more cornering control.
Well spiked for icy roads. Marathon Winter rolls onto the market just in time for the cold season. The spike version of the popular Marathon series could help spike tires in general break-through into the cycling mainstream, as Marathon is the most sold branded tire in Europe.
An extremely densely woven fabric made from Vectran protects the new top of the line touring tire - Marathon Supreme. It's High Density Vectran Guard (HD-V) uses a patented weaving technology more puncture resistant than any other textile used in bicycle tire technology.
Schwalbe's new intermediate Downhill tire - Muddy Mary - is a tire for all seasons. It grips well in both mud and on hard trails.