Schwalbe Dirty Dan Evolution XC Folding MTB Tyre
Schwalbe Dirty Dan Evolution XC Tyre
For deep, muddy terrain! Dan is the choice when the ground is gummy. Tall blocks bite into soft and loose terrain. Large gaps provide the necessary self-cleaning and braking traction. Size: 26 x 2.00" Weighs: 435g Evolution triple nano XC folder
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The brand Schwalbe began life as a company in 1901 (founded by Ernst-Wilhelm Bohle), but it wasn't until 1973 that the company became known as this household name. Primarily known for it's range of bicycles tyres, Schwalbe is based Reichshof-Wehnrath (near Cologne) in Germany, with the manufacturing side of the business completed in Indonesia. It's most iconic tyre range is the Marathon, which is currently the most popular Touring tyre worldwide.
You can find out more about Schwalbe's history on their website, as well as view more information on their Wikipedia article. Alternatively, you can view their latest tyre ranges on the official Schwalbe homepage.
About Merlin Cycles
This cycling deal was found at Merlin Cycles, one of the UK's most famous bike shops, located up North!
Merlin Cycles started life in 1993, founded by John Moss as a mail order Mountain Bike business ran directly from his spare bedroom in Chorley. Due to early growth, shortly afterwards he opened his first outlet in Ormskirk, and a few years later in 1998, the company grew into larger premises, moving to Leyland.
In the 1990's and early 2000's, Merlin were known for their ranges of mountain bike hardtails, released under the Rock Lobster and Merlin "Malt" brands. These steel and aluminium hardtails were designed in house, available as framesets or complete bikes, representing excellent value for money. The company was also well known for their handbuilt MTB wheels, which in my experience lasted for years without needing truing!
Merlin have always been competitive on pricing, particularly on suspension forks, brakes, wheels and groupsets, which continues to this day. Nowadays they have introduced road cycling equipment and clothing into their product ranges, due to the increase in popularity in this field, thus catering for a broader range of cyclists.