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2011 Schwalbe Hans Dampf Tire

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A new German tire launched this 2011 is the Schwalbe Hans Dampf, which means jack of all trades. It is not called jack of all trades for no reason. This tire is an all purpose, capable of handling various types of trails in the US.

To improving trail ride performance, the tubeless-ready features the new TrailStar Compound, a triple compound that includes an easy rolling base layer, a grippy center tread and even grippier shoulders. Sealant is recommended though the rubberized SnakeSkin sidewall guarantees an airtight seal with the rim.

Designed for American trails, the 2011 Schwalbe Hans Dampf Tire is made to tackle trails that are rockier, drier and dustier than European trails. A big contact area with the trail is made by the large lugged tread design. The tire weighs 750g and measures 2.35in.

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Schwalbe Ultremo ZX and ZLX Tires

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Schwalbe will be releasing its latest race tires, Ultremo ZX and ZLX, by the end of 2010. Marcus Hachmeyer, technician for Schwalbe, claims the ZX to be the best Ultremo yet. Weighing in at 195g, the Ultremo ZX features the RaceStar Triple Compound and HD Speed Guard technology from Schwalbe.

The RaceStar Triple Compound is an advanced arrangement of three unique compounds to produce flexible tire that has low rolling resistance and maximum grip. Hachmeyer explains, “The shoulder compound has great adhesion properties. It is very flexible, remaining in contact with the road surface while absorbing bumps and so does not lose traction under severe cornering.”

The High Density Speed Guard comes from a patented technology developed by Warwick Mills and Schwalbe. Schwalbe’s Aramid HD Guard gets a tune-up with this innovative technology. “It is the finest and densest fabric on the market. No other bicycle tire protection belt gets anywhere…

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Schwalbe Stelvio Tires

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These are very easy to fit in since it does not require any tire levers. It lays well on the rim and adjusts perfect enough when you start to put in pressure in its tube. Its total weight is just around 237g and they really roll on the road perfectly. These are tough as well for it can live up to the performance of even the high-mileage tires. Even when you have gotten it out of the packet, you will not feel any slight chance of heaviness.

No matter how tough the roads ahead of you may turn out, you can be sure that these tires…

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Schwalbe Rocket Ron & Nobby Nic Tires

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For 2010, Schwalbe added new versions on its Evolution line under the Rocket Ron and Nobby Nic models. The new tires also come in 29-inch sizes.

Rocket Ron and Nobby Nic are well known in the MTB circuit because of Schwalbe’s Triple Nano compound that provides a strong grip without sacrificing your need for speed. Both models boast stable and dependable tires with U-blocks placed to improve grip at the corners.

The Nobby Nic 29er has side protection due to “snakeskin” feature unique to this model. The “all grounder” tire weighs 645 grams. It is the tire to get if you decide to ride under extreme conditions. With super grip and low resistance features, the tire gives good traction and is durable to withstand conditions from wet to muddy.

The Rocket Ron is much lighter than the Nobby Nic. It has a 127 EPI EVO casing and weighs only 520 grams. This tire…

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