Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Commuting
Reload this Page >

SCHWALBE tyres overview...

Notices
Commuting Bicycle commuting is easier than you think, before you know it, you'll be hooked. Learn the tips, hints, equipment, safety requirements for safely riding your bike to work.

SCHWALBE tyres overview...

Old 04-22-19, 12:42 AM
  #1  
acidfast7
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Posts: 8,543

Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid / 2013 Mango FGSS

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1053 Post(s)
Liked 37 Times in 32 Posts
SCHWALBE tyres overview...

Seems to be a few questions about the different types of tyres. I've found that bike24.de carries all the variants and ships globally.

The catalogue should address these questions (pages 68 and 69 are of particular interest).

https://www.schwalbe.com/en/cataloge...nglish_low.pdf

I'm a cheap bastard and go with the greenguard only as they run €15/tyre.

Pages 68 and 69 below.





acidfast7 is offline  
Old 04-23-19, 08:08 AM
  #2  
Notso_fastLane
Senior Member
 
Notso_fastLane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Layton, UT
Posts: 1,596

Bikes: 2011 Bent TW Elegance 2014 Carbon Strada Velomobile

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 622 Post(s)
Liked 687 Times in 411 Posts
Good info. Thanks.

Oh wait, this is bikeforums, I'm supposed to argue with you.

Ummm.... recumbents rule!
Notso_fastLane is offline  
Old 04-23-19, 08:21 AM
  #3  
acidfast7
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Posts: 8,543

Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid / 2013 Mango FGSS

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1053 Post(s)
Liked 37 Times in 32 Posts
Originally Posted by Notso_fastLane View Post
Good info. Thanks.

Oh wait, this is bikeforums, I'm supposed to argue with you.

Ummm.... recumbents rule!
Get bent.

America is a hell hole and Europe is better.

Drop bars aren't for commuting.

(I think we have the arguing covered now!)
acidfast7 is offline  
Likes For acidfast7:
Old 04-23-19, 10:33 AM
  #4  
carlos danger
Senior Member
 
carlos danger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: the danger zone!
Posts: 514

Bikes: steel is real. and so is Ti...

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 216 Post(s)
Liked 24 Times in 19 Posts
Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post

America is a hell hole and Europe is better.
Is this really an argument or just a contradiction?
carlos danger is offline  
Old 04-23-19, 11:31 AM
  #5  
Skipjacks
Senior Member
 
Skipjacks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Mid Atlantic / USA
Posts: 2,115

Bikes: 2017 Specialized Crosstrail / 2013 Trek Crossrip Elite

Mentioned: 43 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1002 Post(s)
Liked 233 Times in 152 Posts
Originally Posted by carlos danger View Post
Is this really an argument or just a contradiction?
He's not even joking. This is his actual opinion that he's more than happy to throw out there to get a rise out of anyone he can.

Hell, he's got it in his bio under his avatar.

The most intolerant hate filled person on the site.
Skipjacks is offline  
Likes For Skipjacks:
Old 04-23-19, 11:59 AM
  #6  
acidfast7
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Posts: 8,543

Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid / 2013 Mango FGSS

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1053 Post(s)
Liked 37 Times in 32 Posts
Originally Posted by Skipjacks View Post
He's not even joking. This is his actual opinion that he's more than happy to throw out there to get a rise out of anyone he can.

Hell, he's got it in his bio under his avatar.

The most intolerant hate filled person on the site.
I don't think you have any idea about what you speak. I am able to make an objective comparison after living/working in several locales in both systems unlike most on the forum. It's a personal opinion borne through my experience in both systems and your mileage my vary based on qualifications, employability and social currency.

In this thread, I was initially being self-deprecating in response to the response to the OP. If you can't see that, then I can't help you.

You also need to dial the hate toward me down a notch or two. Thank you very much and have a nice evening.
acidfast7 is offline  
Likes For acidfast7:
Old 04-23-19, 02:45 PM
  #7  
Notso_fastLane
Senior Member
 
Notso_fastLane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Layton, UT
Posts: 1,596

Bikes: 2011 Bent TW Elegance 2014 Carbon Strada Velomobile

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 622 Post(s)
Liked 687 Times in 411 Posts
Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
Get bent.

America is a hell hole and Europe is better.
Having spent a fair amount of time living (and biking) in the EU, I actually agree.

Drop bars aren't for commuting.

(I think we have the arguing covered now!)
Except I agree with all your point here.

I will be curious to test some tires and see how they hold up to the local road hazards, though.
Notso_fastLane is offline  
Likes For Notso_fastLane:
Old 04-23-19, 02:49 PM
  #8  
acidfast7
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Posts: 8,543

Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid / 2013 Mango FGSS

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1053 Post(s)
Liked 37 Times in 32 Posts
Originally Posted by Notso_fastLane View Post
Having spent a fair amount of time living (and biking) in the EU, I actually agree.


Except I agree with all your point here.

I will be curious to test some tires and see how they hold up to the local road hazards, though.
I did commute with drops for a good year or so and liked them. Flat bars are good for a dense urban environment where I need to peer over hedges into roundabouts and such so I swapped them out for something where I have a higher riding position.

Drop do make sense in some situations.

Again, it was self-depricating humour
acidfast7 is offline  
Old 04-23-19, 03:48 PM
  #9  
Rick
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 882
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 367 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 224 Times in 148 Posts
I replaced my drop bars with crazy bars. I run Schwalbe Marathon Mondial tires on Velocity Psycho rims. I am not cheap and run the more expensive variant for better flat resistance. I liked Europe when I was in the military and am working on going back for an extended bike trip.
Rick is offline  
Likes For Rick:
Old 04-23-19, 03:55 PM
  #10  
acidfast7
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Posts: 8,543

Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid / 2013 Mango FGSS

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1053 Post(s)
Liked 37 Times in 32 Posts
Originally Posted by Rick View Post
I replaced my drop bars with crazy bars. I run Schwalbe Marathon Mondial tires on Velocity Psycho rims. I am not cheap and run the more expensive variant for better flat resistance. I liked Europe when I was in the military and am working on going back for an extended bike trip.
  1. What is (a) crazy bar(s)?
  2. I'm always after the priceerformance ratio.
  3. I find that getting a flat isn't the end of the world, it usually forces me to stop and have a pint.
acidfast7 is offline  
Old 04-23-19, 04:49 PM
  #11  
jimincalif
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Lake Forest, CA
Posts: 2,309

Bikes: '96 Trek 850, '08 Specialized Roubaix Comp, '18 Niner RLT RDO

Mentioned: 56 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 564 Post(s)
Liked 108 Times in 70 Posts
Schwalbe's tire naming convention is confusing to say the least, and many online sites seem to be a bit imprecise about what tire you're actually buying. This catalog is quite helpful, thanks for the link.
jimincalif is offline  
Old 04-24-19, 11:18 AM
  #12  
phughes
Senior Member
 
phughes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2,203
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 631 Post(s)
Liked 579 Times in 345 Posts
Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
Get bent.

America is a hell hole and Europe is better.

Drop bars aren't for commuting.

(I think we have the arguing covered now!)
I don't think so. Waxing your chain is better than any other chain lube.
phughes is offline  
Old 04-24-19, 11:26 AM
  #13  
acidfast7
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Posts: 8,543

Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid / 2013 Mango FGSS

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1053 Post(s)
Liked 37 Times in 32 Posts
Originally Posted by phughes View Post
I don't think so. Waxing your chain is better than any other chain lube.
I use extra virgin olive oil myself and my chain has lasted since 2013 with absolutely no chain stretch whatsoever! It's good for another 20 years.
acidfast7 is offline  
Old 04-24-19, 11:48 AM
  #14  
phughes
Senior Member
 
phughes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2,203
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 631 Post(s)
Liked 579 Times in 345 Posts
Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
I use extra virgin olive oil myself and my chain has lasted since 2013 with absolutely no chain stretch whatsoever! It's good for another 20 years.
Extra Virgin olive oil is overrated. All that is, is oil made from really ugly olives.
phughes is offline  
Likes For phughes:
Old 04-24-19, 12:25 PM
  #15  
acidfast7
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Posts: 8,543

Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid / 2013 Mango FGSS

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1053 Post(s)
Liked 37 Times in 32 Posts
Originally Posted by phughes View Post
Extra Virgin olive oil is overrated. All that is, is oil made from really ugly olives.
acidfast7 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
giskard
Commuting
15
02-17-11 12:56 PM
contango
Mountain Biking
0
11-28-10 03:52 PM
Conti
Bicycle Mechanics
20
09-30-10 12:05 PM
IBZ570
Road Cycling
1
06-30-10 02:57 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.