A new tyre launched yesterday from Schwalbe with a focus on London. The tyre has been released as a celebration of the London Olympics and the city’s ever increasing love of cycling.
As you can see from the picture, I’ve been testing out the Schwalbe Durano Plus ‘London’ tyre (25C) and approve of the reflective design on the label and, more importantly, the added puncture resistance.
The tyre is based on a new Schwalbe tyre design called “Big Ben”. This wasn’t due to be released until Eurobike in September but it’s been pushed ahead just for the UK market.
The different models available include the Marathon Plus, which tends to be a favourite amongst commuters who look for maximum puncture resistance and wider tyres that absorb slightly more of the bumps in the road.
For road bike cyclists there’s the Durano Plus
- 700 X 23C 23-622
- 700 X 25C 25-622
and finally the Marathon Plus ATB
- 26 x 2.00 50-559
A new pair of tyres is one of the easiest upgrades you can make to a bike and the Schwalbe tyres provide good puncture protection and rollability so they’ve always been a popular choice amongst cyclists (and also quite often mispronounced – I used to call them Shh-woble).