Schwalbe Lugano Folding Road Cycling Tyre
Schwalbe Lugano Road Tyre
Schwalbe's entry level tyre (folding) is now even better. With a good colour choices available, they features a new dynamic tread with K-Guard puncture protection & the Silica compound that grips well in the wet offering great performance. Top Features of the Schwalbe Lugano Folding Road Tyre LiteSkin sidewalls offer reduced weight saving and reducing rolling resistance Silica compound for great grip in the wet K-Guard puncture protection 50 TPI casing Specification (700x23c) Bar ratings: 6 to 9 BAR PSI ratings: 85 to 130 PSI Weights: 255g Specification (700x25c) Bar ratings: 6 to 8 BAR PSI ratings: 85 to 115 PSI Weights: 280g
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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.
I originally found this deal at Wiggle, who are widely established as one of the biggest cycle retailers in the UK. The first incarnation of this giant was as a small bike shop based in Portsmouth, named Butler Cycles. A few years later this evolved into Bikes @ Butlers to highlight their intentions to move the business online with the .com boom and subsequent rise in online sales. At the end of May in 1999 Wiggle.co.uk was launched by Mitch Dall and Harvey Jones. A rapid growth resulted in a need to move premises, and so in 2002 it relocated to Jackson Close, Portsmouth. This strong growth continued, and Wiggle has relocated twice since, the first being to Lakeside 1000, and then leaving Pompey altogether for a huge warehouse located centrally in Wolverhampton. Similarly to CRC, Wiggle stock many own brands, such as dhb, Eastway, Lifeline and Verenti, as well as bike, components and clothing from all of the leading manufacturers. Despite it's origins as a bike shop, Wiggle continue to stock equipment and apparel for not just road cycling and mountain biking, with extensive product lines for other disciplines such as triathlon kit, children's and commuters products and also running clothing and accessories. Prompt in delivery, and offering efficient returns and competitive pricing, Wiggle remain a firm favourite amongst serious and recreational cyclists alike, not least because of the customary bags of Haribo they include free with orders to keep their customers sweet!