Schwalbe Ultremo ZX Road Tyre
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The Ultremos are completely slick but don't let that put you off â€“ a smooth tyre provides better grip on the road than one with a patterned tread because the area of contact is larger. I've never had a problem with the grip here. Even on damp roads, I've found these surprisingly sure-footed. -road.ccReport this review
Schwalbe's ZX versions of the popular Ultremo are competition tyres, they provide good grip and they're very, very fast.The carcass is made from 127 TPI (threads per inch) nylon and it's pretty supple. Schwalbe have added a little extra material to the tyre shoulders compared to earlier versions of the Ultremo, and that's added 15g to the weight but, as I said, there's still not a lot to these. Despite that slight weight gain, Schwalbe reckon these tyres have 15% lower rolling resistance than before.The Ultremos are completely slick but don't let that put you off â€“ a smooth tyre provides better grip on the road than one with a patterned tread because the area of contact is larger. I've never had a problem with the grip here. Even on damp roads, I've found these surprisingly sure-footed.Report this review
I have used Michelin Pro Race, Continentals (all models) , Vittoria
Corsa Evo and now this line of Schwalbe from Durano to Ultremo
R1 to now the Ultremo ZX. I have found overall that the ZX has performed admirably in respect to durability, flat resistance, and grip and wear resistance. I have had the present set on for two seasons
including winter riding in Canada and they are just now starting to show wear after about 8000k per season, Definitely worth the cash.
These are great.
Read the review in Cycling Plus that gave them 5 out of 5 and considered these as their benchmark and bought them as a result.
I've done about 300kms on these and the ride is fantastic, rolling resistance is excellent with plenty of grip in the corners.
Puncture resistance is very good as I ride over a lot of glass on my regular rides, they are light and inspire confidence.
Very much a magic carpet ride.
I have these tires to be very reliable to resist punctures with a very solid puncture belt. They are very light and are a good choice as an all round summer tire. The tire's are very easy to mount and change onto a rim. They are fairly sticky and have a nice round shape for hard cornering. I am very satisfied with these and I will purchase another set when they wear out. I have a set on my bike, my wife's and my mother inlaws as well.Report this review
I purchased these and was very disappointed with their durability.
Without doubt they do ride and handle well but for only 1 months riding and 3 races they let me down. The back tyre profile wore flat very quickly and I had two flats with it running at 115psi. The front tyre blistered in two places. Two of my clubmates run these tyres and have had blistering issues also.
i think thes tyre are som of the best i have borght !!Report this review
good and fast tyres and the last long !!!Report this review
sure footed tyre however for racing only or you will be disappointed with wear. Rear tyre was cut up beyond use after 800km , front still on at 1400km but not long to goReport this review
I got 2 punctures in my rear wheel in the first 1500km but have had a further 2000 without incident.
A good cornering tyre and because of the high pressure capability they can roll very fast and easy too!
They seem to be wearing well too.