WE CLARIFY THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS.
As soon as the first snow falls and there are night frosts, the question of spiked tires arises again for many. Here are the most important answers.
No problem at all. However, if there is rarely snow and the road is mostly clear, the running noise will soon bother you.
No. The spikes also "claw" very well in normal asphalt roads. Even fast curves are no problem.
Spikes are not a problem for bicycle tires. Only for motor vehicles are spikes banned in some countries because they damage the road. Fast e-bikes, however, are considered motor vehicles.
In order to ensure the lasting grip of the spikes, the tires should be run in for about 40 km on asphalt. Avoid vigorous acceleration and braking in the process.
All Schwalbe spikes have a core made of extremely wear-resistant hard metal (tungsten carbide). You can ride a few thousand kilometers with them. That the corners grind round and the spikes press in a little deeper is normal.
It is optimal if you can mount the tires on a second bike. In the morning you decide which bike to use depending on the weather. On icy roads, when even the cars drive very carefully, it is a great feeling to have full control on the spiked tires.
Yes, we offer a set of replacement spikes including tools.
With the special tool they can be easily inserted.
50 aluminum spikes, Art.-No. 5508
50 steel spikes, Art.-No. 5506
50 steel spikes incl. insertion tool, Art.-No. 5512