The handmade tubular tyre, Ultremo offers unique grip and exceptional comfort. For this tyre Schwalbe has set new construction standards combining classic, Italian tyre-making expertise with high-end materials.
The PROs making up the Italian Liquigas ProTour Team are traditionalists. They ride only on Italian Made, tried and tested tubular tyres. And that's that! So the only way the mechanic could get them to try out a new tyre, was to trick them into doing it! For the "Vuelta" Tour of Spain he secretly fitted the Ultremo . It was a case of the end justifying the means though! Because, throughout the 3-week tour the team didn't have one single puncture. And that was sufficient to convince even the Italian purists.
The strength of the Ultremo lies in combining traditional Italian tyre manufacturing techniques with high-end materials. The Triple Nano Compound consists of three different rubber compounds precisely placed in the areas where theyre most needed for: Durability in the tread centre: Extreme grip on the shoulders and: Light, easy rolling beneath the tread surface. A wafer-thin Latex film protects the sidewall.
Added to that, a new diamond-shaped tread profile small pyramids with flattened heads. This increases the tread surface, thus enhancing grip and durability. Lademann went on: "The carcass material, an extremely fine polyester fibre is more flexible than the more commonly used nylon. This flexibility produces a tyre with a larger contact surface and improved grip. What's more our fabric offers greater comfort and speed and doesn't absorb moisture in wet conditions.
A further feature of the Ultremo is the Latex tube an absolute must in Italian tubular construction, providing extra protection and elasticity. Furthermore, it also has a RaceGuard protection belt that for a tubular tyre represents an almost unheard of level of puncture prevention.
"As far as PROs are concerned, tubular tyres are quite simply the ultimate! Undeniably, they have the best run-flat properties. To have this level of confidence when taking part in a race is tremendously important", and, as a former professional racing cyclist himself, Lademann knows what hes talking about. "The new Ultremo is the best compromise in terms of puncture protection, comfort, grip and light, easy running that I have so far come across.
First tub I've ever fitted so glad I bought the tape!. Went on easy with instructions in tape packet. Have used already with good results.
Very helpful technical department