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Old 11-14-13, 03:44 PM
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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 ?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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I have the 25mm version on my renovated Maclean. Very smooth and comfortable and for that price, they would take some beating.
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Ultremos are race tires. Expect good performance but poor longevity. The fast recumbent guys use them more or less for race-day only.
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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.
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