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Continental Contact Urban

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

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Optimal tire pressure

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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Velomobile tires

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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

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The Shredda Evo 40-406 is finally gone

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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Big Ben vs. Big Ben Plus

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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

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Marathon Winter Update

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

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Blue ICE and Marathon Winter

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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

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Schwalbe Big Ben vs Schwalbe Shredda Evo and Almotion

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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

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Schwalbe Big Ben vs Schwalbe Land Cruiser

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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

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Tyres for E-Trikes

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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

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