Schwalbe Ultremo DD tyre review

Schwalbe Ultremo DD tyre
Cycling Weekly Verdict

To date, this is the best set of winter tyres I've found in many a year and they stand up well to winter's challenging conditions.

Reasons to buy
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    Offers good puncture resistance

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    No loss of grip

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Not much

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It's rare that I wear a tyre down to the carcass, or even close. Believe it or not, the problem isn't miles, it's cuts. With my usual stamping ground being the lanes of Surrey, there can be little doubt that the problem is flints.

Not much seems able to stand up to the tiny shards of flint that go straight through the rubber and, with a little riding, perforate the carcass with obvious results.

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