There are so many reasons to make the switch to E-MTB, especially for less experienced riders. Getting to the top without taking the cable car; take a cycling tour with your partner, the kids or with friends who all have different levels of fitness. Whoever has felt the electric wind at their back will not want to go without it every again. But not only that, the e-bike is increasingly being discovered by the more ambitious mountain bikers. They enjoy the fun provided by the extra push out on the trail, they enjoy the new "uphill flow".
The tyres are really pushed to their limit. "Normal MTB tyres can only deal with this extra energy to a certain extent", says Markus Hachmeyer, Schwalbe Senior Product Manager. In order to meet this challenge, Schwalbe is now launching the Nobby Nic and the Smart Sam, two MTB models in the new "Performance Double Defense" design version.
The stronger forces take their toll on the material. The bikes have a massive amount of torque and are far heavier. In order to be able to make any use of the bikes' potential, it requires a lot more grip. An improved durability is also required in order to be able to withstand the increased stresses. The new, high-quality silica compound has been developed to cope with extreme stresses, and can meet both requirements as a result.
Two additional layers of fabric – a layer from bead to bead as well as a further layer under the tread – ensure the significantly increased stability that is also required, as well as providing improved puncture protection. They support the entire structure and offer increased protection for the side walls of the tyres and against puncturing.
SMART SAM: COMPLETELY RENEWED AND IN PERFORMANCE DD
Schwalbe gives the all-rounder Smart Sam a complete makeover. It is now more aggressive and better suited to riding off-road than its predecessor and has more grip on the lateral studs. "A lot of riders wanted this robust off-road character, up to now its look came across as being a bit too "tame" for them", said Markus Hachmeyer.
With the new Smart Sam, e-mountain bikers are also sure to get a top-quality e-mountain tyre: it was certified in accordance with the ECE-R75 mark of conformity for fast e-bikes in the Performance Double Defense design version and as Smart Sam Plus with GreenGuard.