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Old 07-08-09, 11:02 PM
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schwalbe tires

Blew out my rear tire on sunday, maxis xenith, liked the tires seemed light rode great, only 800km on them, got into some gravel on the shoulder and they tore apart.

heard great things in reviews about the schawble ultremoR so got a pair, put them on look great, then found more reviews compaining about longgevity.

Has anyone hear have any experience with these tires to give me the heads up.

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Old 07-08-09, 11:13 PM
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Schwalbe.

Its one of the "big" tires in Europe, and their Marathon Plus is the puncture resistant tire of choice for many commuters and long distance cyclists. The Ultremo is their racing line. I've never seen it in a store or on a bike in the US, but its probably good.
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They're a race tyre, with a low durability rating.

http://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/racing_tires

Incidentally, there was a recall on those a while back:

http://www.schwalbetires.com/ultremo_warning_home
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I'm running Ultremo DDs right now and they were working just fine until a guy took out 10 of us in a group ride and I ruined both of them (skidded the rear one for 30 feet down to the casing and ripped open the front one on something). My LBS says 2,500 miles isn't unusual out of a pair of them. And they are SUPER grippy. Give me a ton of confidence in corners.
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I like mine. Had one of the recalled ones and it blew out on me. That was f-d up but they took care of me with a new pair.
Better rolling resistance than conti 4000 and have only had 1 puncture but I was on a total goat trail of a road during a race.
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The old Ultremos did well for me last year. Three tires over 3000 miles. This year, running the Ultremo Rs, I've gone through too many. That plus the non-recall fiasco is too much for me. Schwalbe has a long way to go to regain my confidence.
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they're a great racing tire, on par with mich P3R and other top clinchers (at least in my experience, everyone has their favorites as well as tires they dont like or have had good/bad experiences with), but I wouldnt use them for an everyday tire.

The schwalbe durano is a much better choice for daily use and still good handling/ride qualities with better durability, is easy to change when you get a flat, and has a higher mileage likliehood.
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Thanks for info, sounds like the wrong tire for my current needs, will still ride them, (allready bought them) we"ll see how they go. let you know.
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Originally Posted by Roadposer View Post
Thanks for info, sounds like the wrong tire for my current needs, will still ride them, (allready bought them) we"ll see how they go. let you know.
Schwalbe still appears not to have figured out which batch of tires is bad and they still seem to be selling them. Their advice appears to amount to ride them until they fail. Make sure you check your tires before every ride for any bulging.
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thanks half will keep a good eye on them.
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