Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Fifty Plus (50+)
Reload this Page >

Schwalbe tire

Notices
Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

Schwalbe tire

Old 11-14-13, 03:44 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
mapeiboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Toronto , Ontario , Canada
Posts: 542

Bikes: Colnago EP with Campy chorus

Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Schwalbe tire

PBK has Schwable ultremo ZX V-Guard tire at $35.83/each . Anyone here have any good or bad experience on this tire ?
mapeiboy is offline  
Old 11-15-13, 07:32 AM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
NOS88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Posts: 6,489
Likes: 0
Liked 6 Times in 2 Posts
I ran a set for about two months. They are smooth and fast, and the tread is pretty thin (I guess that's how they get the weight down). I took them off when I got a gash in the rear tire tread (not the sidewall) from a sharp rock on a 50ft section of gravel road I cross returning to my house after each ride.
__________________
A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. - S. Wright
Favorite rides in the stable: Indy Fab CJ Ti - Colnago MXL - S-Works Roubaix - Habanero Team Issue - Jamis Eclipse carbon/831
NOS88 is offline  
Old 11-15-13, 05:04 PM
  #3  
just another gosling
 
Carbonfiberboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Everett, WA
Posts: 19,683

Bikes: CoMo Speedster 2003, Trek 5200, CAAD 9, Fred 2004

Liked 2,037 Times in 1,445 Posts
Haven't ridden them, but the 28mm version is very popular over on the tandem forum. Everyone there who's run them likes them very much. Any tire can have a flat. The tires I'm running on our tandem now, Michelin PRO4 Endurance, are the most flat-free tires I've ever run, yet I had a bad puncture the first time I took them out. Big hole, ruined the tire. Haven't had a flat since.
Carbonfiberboy is offline  
Old 11-15-13, 10:03 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Sin City, Nevada
Posts: 2,903

Bikes: Catrike 700, Greenspeed GTO trike, , Linear LWB recumbent, Haluzak Horizon SWB recumbent, Balance 450 MTB, Cannondale SM800 Beast of the East

Likes: 0
Liked 240 Times in 189 Posts
Very light - paper thin, and questionable durability

They definitely are very light and probably fast. I bought a new recumbent trike this Spring and it came with the Schwalbe Ultremo ZX tires (20") on the front. They sell for an incredible $75 each in that size. The rear had a Schwalbe Durano 700C X 23. I had a rear flat at 200 miles from a thorn. It instantly ruined the tire with a sidewall bulge that showed up when it was re-inflated with a new tube. I replaced all three tires with ones by Kenda and Mitsubishi Tioga because I have never had much luck with Schwalbe tires in the past. I've had one flat in 2800 miles since then and absolutely no problems with tire sidewalls. If you want durability and don't particularly want the fastest tires, there are other brands out there that are far more durable and priced lower.
VegasTriker is offline  
Old 11-16-13, 09:37 AM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 1,687

Bikes: '06 Bianchi Pista; '57 Maclean; '10 Scott CR1 Pro; 2005 Trek 2000 Tandem; '09 Comotion Macchiato Tandem; 199? Novara Road; '17 Circe Helios e-tandem:1994 Trek 2300

Liked 101 Times in 68 Posts
I have the 25mm version on my renovated Maclean. Very smooth and comfortable and for that price, they would take some beating.
Artmo is offline  
Old 11-16-13, 03:20 PM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
BlazingPedals's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Middle of da Mitten
Posts: 12,495

Bikes: Trek 7500, RANS V-Rex, Optima Baron, Velokraft NoCom, M-5 Carbon Highracer, Catrike Speed

Liked 739 Times in 459 Posts
Ultremos are race tires. Expect good performance but poor longevity. The fast recumbent guys use them more or less for race-day only.
BlazingPedals is offline  
Old 11-17-13, 08:58 AM
  #7  
Erect member since 1953
 
cccorlew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Antioch, CA (SF Bay Area)
Posts: 7,000

Bikes: Trek 520 Grando, Roubaix Expert, Motobecane Ti Century Elite turned commuter, Some old French thing gone fixie

Likes: 0
Liked 38 Times in 21 Posts
Really easy to mount, nice feel, but as others point out, they are not long-life tires. That's because they are so lightweight. That also tends to make them as fragile as other very light tires.
That's a pretty good price. If you want fast, buy 'em.
cccorlew is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Colnago Mixte
General Cycling Discussion
21
08-20-18 09:48 AM
Germanicus
Road Cycling
37
08-26-11 08:18 PM
bfloyd6969
Road Cycling
15
08-10-10 10:34 AM
chico1st
Bicycle Mechanics
8
04-02-10 05:38 PM
jawnn
Touring
10
03-23-10 08:36 AM

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
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.