Whether you have a city bike, touring bike, road bike, gravel bike or MTB: The tires affect the riding experience like no other bike component. The choice of tire not only determines how well the wheel grips the ground but also influences how easily and comfortably the bike rolls. Ideally, the tire combines such characteristics as maximum grip, high mileage, optimum rolling properties, low weight and reliable resistance to punctures. Sounds technical? The sum of these properties is tangible to every cyclist: as an optimum riding experience. At Schwalbe, they work to continually refine and improve this riding sensation - day in, day out.
The bike world has become more and more diverse over the years. New categories, such as the MTB, gravel bike, and last but not least, e-bike, created completely new market segments and presented hitherto unknown challenges for tires. Against this backdrop, Schwalbe deliberately chose to focus on the development of innovative tires and tubes, instead of expanding the company’s activities to the technically quite different automotive tire sector. This strategy proved to be absolutely right: When Schwalbe launched the first off-road tires in the mid-nineties, the firm quickly became known as the best brand among mountain bikers. Today, millions of MTB riders across the globe swear by Schwalbe MTB tires with their distinctive names, such as Nobby Nic, Racing Ralph, Billy Bonkers, Dirty Dan, Magic Mary or Hans Dampf.