Just two months after announcing brand-new road, mountain and gravel tire offerings at Eurobike 2019, Germany-based manufacturer Schwalbe will be displaying their new rubber lineups for the first time in the United States at the 2019 Philly Bike Expo.
Coming in 2020, Schwalbe is completely revamping their road tire line, debuting eight new models in 56 variants. At the top is the redesigned Pro One, featuring brand new Souplesse carcass technology, Addix race compound and Schwalbe’s Tubeless Easy technology. The end result is a tubeless road tire that is grippy, supple and easy to set up. It is, as they put it, “the best road bike tire Schwalbe has ever developed.”
Of course, it doesn’t just end with the road. Schwalbe will also be adding one more addition to it’s G-One gravel tire lineup with the G-One Ultrabite. Featuring more aggressive knobs that its G-One Bite, Allround and Speed counterparts, the G-One Ultrabite gives gravel riders the confidence-inspiring off-road traction that will have riders mixing in bits of singletrack into their gravel rides. The Ultrabite is so robust that Schwalbe says that it can offer up grip, “even in challenging conditions.”
In addition to some brand new offerings for 2020, Schwalbe will also be showing off some new tan-walled versions of their popular Magic Mary, Hans Dampf, Racing Ralph and Racing Ray mountain tires in select sizes. Because who doesn’t love that classic two-toned look even on the most modern downhill and cross-country bikes? The Eddy Current, the world’s first tire designed specifically for e-MTBs will also be coming in a slightly-narrower 2.60-inch widths.
And it wouldn’t be a true Schwalbe showing if the Marathon also didn’t get some attention. The company’s mega-popular touring tire is getting an update in 2020 with the Marathon E-Plus, an updated version of the Marathon Plus specifically made for e-bikes. The E-plus will feature the Marathon’s renowned puncture resistance and durability, paired with Schwalbe’s Addix E compound and is rated for speeds up to 30 MPH.
There’s a lot to check out from Schwalbe this year, and the Philly Bike Expo is excited to be one of the first places you can check out all this new rubber here in the US.