Reichshof, Germany – Bicycle tire brand Schwalbe is launching a new generation of compounds for its MTB tires in the Evo line, which it claims will improve durability "significantly" while offering high performance.
In a 19 April statement, the German company said the compound goes by the name of Addix and “solves the typical trade-off between grip, rolling resistance and wear across a much wider range than before.”
To develop the compound, Schwalbe said it used “a state-of-the-art and extremely precise mixing technology which is not generally used in the bicycle tire industry.”
Explaining the development process to Singletrackworld.com Schwalbe said it purchases "advanced" raw materials, and has "significantly increased the filler content for silica."
In its official statement, the German tire company said the new mixing process "allows for an almost infinite number of parameter variations and, with a new production hardware set up especially for Addix.”
“In terms of durability, our tires have become much more impressive across the board, and the low-temperature properties are now excellent, and not only in the soft compounds,” concluded Markus Hachmeyer, senior product manager at Schwalbe and designer of MTB tires.