A few days ago a set of Continental Contact Urban in 42-406 size arrived, went yesterday into the Milan and today I’ve rode a 109km tour on still slightly wet roads at around 1°C. Wet grip of the Contact Urban … Continue reading
Posted in Technical Stuff, Cycling
Tagged Contact Urban, Conti, Continental Contact Urban, Marathon GT 365, Marathon Winter, tire, tyre, velomobil, velomobile, wet grip
Lets start with this old article from 2006: https://bikesportbicycles.com/wp-content/uploads/docs/TireDrop-OptimizingTirePressure.pdf It got this handy graph from Frank Berto about optimum tire pressure for a certain tire load. Thats the point you shouldn’t forget: My optimum tire pressure (for my weight) is … Continue reading
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So far, I’ve tried several tire modelss with the Milan. As usual, I can’t say much about the rolling resistance of these tires (no power meter) and since there is a small hub motor in the Milan, I’m most concerned … Continue reading
Tagged Big Ben, Contact Speed, Contact Urban, Continental, Durano, G-One Allround, Marathon GT 365, Maxxis, Maxxis DTH, Milan GT, Schwalbe, Shredda, Shredda Evo, tire, tyre, velomobil, wet grip
Today, Theo from Velomobiel.nl congratulated me for ordering the very last Shredda Evolution in 40-406 size from his stock. Since Velomobiel.nl bought all remaining stock of the Shredda Evo in 40-406 size when Schwalbe discontinued the tire about three years … Continue reading
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Next installment of my little tire comparisons for electric trikes. The Big Ben My electrified trikes are usually shod with the Schwalbe Big Ben. The Big Ben got a decent thread, a pretty effective ‘Race Guard’ flat protection layer, very … Continue reading
Tagged 24" front wheels, Big Ben, Big Ben Plus, e-bike, e-trike, ebike, electric, etrike, ICE Sprint, ICE Sprint 26", ICE trikes, pedelec, recumbent, recumbent trike, tadpole trike, tire, tyre
Since the temperatures went-up above freezing again, I took the Marathon Winter’s off the Blue ICE and mounted a new set of Schwalbe Big Ben again. Rode the Marathon Winter for 70km, lost 8 spikes at one 24″ front wheel … Continue reading
Posted in Cycling, Recumbent Trike
Tagged 24" front wheels, big front wheels, Blue ICE, e-trike, ICE Sprint, ICE Sprint 26", Marathon Winter, recumbent trike, spikes, tadpole trike, tire, tyre, tyres
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I’ve just mounted some Schwalbe Marathon Winter spike tyres and did a 13km test run ’round the block’. Schwalbe recently introduced the Marathon Winter in a wider 50-559 size and it’s a perfect match for the pair of 24″ Marathon … Continue reading
Tagged 24" front wheels, Bafang CST, big front wheels, Blue ICE, e-trike, ebike, etrike, ICE Sprint, ICE Sprint 26", Marathon Winter, Ortlieb XPress, recumbent, recumbent bags, recumbent trike, Schwalbe, spike tire, spike tyre, tire, tyre
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Recently, I’ve switched from my usual Schwalbe Big Ben tyres all around, to supposedly faster Schwalbe Shredda Evo (in 50-507) at the front and Schwalbe Marathon Almotion (in 55-559) at the rear of the blue Sprint. These are just my … Continue reading
Tagged Almotion, Big Ben, cycling, e-trike, etrike, ICE Sprint, Marathon Almotion, recumbent, recumbent trike, Schwalbe, Shredda, tadpole trike, test, tire, tyre
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Since I’ve used several Schwalbe Big Ben (11,500km combined) and several Schwalbe Land Cruiser tyres (pre 2016 model, 9,000km combined) at the rear wheel of my ICE Sprint, I’d like to make some comparison. This is not the usual tyre … Continue reading
Tagged Big Ben, cycling, e-trike, etrike, ICE Sprint, Land Cruiser, recumbent trike, Schwalbe, tadpole trike, tire, trike, tyre
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I’ve tried only a handful of different tyres in the last couple of years. For a fast e-trike my main focus is traction and braking power, not minimal rolling resistance. Schwalbe Big Ben Currently in use are Schwalbe Big Ben … Continue reading
Tagged Big Apple, Big Ben, big front wheels, cycling, Durano, e-bike, e-trike, ebike, Energizer Plus, etrike, Marathon Winter, pedelec, recumbent trike, Schwalbe, Schwalbe Land Cruiser, Schwalbe Marathon, tadpole trike, tire, tyre, wheels