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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ Topics

Tires - Road Tubeless

Q How often does the sealing fluid have to be renewed or refilled?
Q If the tire is difficult to fit on the rim what can be done?
Q Is it possible to use other sealing liquids?
Q What has to be considered when fitting?
Q What if the tire cannot be inflated?
Q What is required to fit a tubeless tire?
Q What remedy is there in case of a breakdown?
Q Why has it taken Schwalbe so long to make tubeless tires for racing bikes?
Q Why is puncture protection liquid required?
Q Why use tubeless tires in road racing?
Q With which rims can I use the tubeless tires?

Tires - Tubeless Ready

Q Are there disadvantages?
Q Can other sealing fluids also be used?
Q How different are they to normal tires?
Q How is it best to shake the wheel?
Q How much sealing fluid should be used per tire?
Q How often does the sealing fluid have to be renewed or refilled?
Q In the event of a puncture what should be done?
Q Is it possible to install the sealing fluid through the valve?
Q What are the advantages of Tubeless Ready tires?
Q What can be done if the tire simply won´t stay inflated?
Q What does Tubeless Ready mean?
Q What has to be considered when fitting?
Q What if it is difficult to inflate the tire?
Q What is required to fit a Tubeless tire?

Tires - Tire construction

Q Does a perfect rubber compound exist?
Q What components make up a tire?
Q What does carcass EPI mean?

Tires - Rolling resistance

Q What exactly is rolling resistance?
Q Which factors affect rolling resistance?
Q Why do racing professionals use narrow tires?
Q Why do wide tires roll better than narrow ones?

Tires - Inflation pressure

Q How often should tire pressures be checked?
Q What is the correct inflation pressure for my tire?
Q Why is inflation pressure so important in bicycle tires?

Tires - Inner tubes

Q What are the advantages of latex tubes?
Q What is a bicycle tube made of?
Q Which special features does a Schwalbe tube offer?

Intelligent Light Technology

Q What does Intelligent Light technology mean?
Q What does Silva have to offer?
Q Who is Silva?

Ergotec MAS (Micro Alloy Steel)

Q Is an Ergotec MAS handlebar safe?
Q What is Ergotec MAS steel?
Q Why are Ergotec MAS steel handlebars even safer than normal steel?
Q Why is steel better for bicycle handlebars?

Tires-Tubeless Easy

Q Can I make my wheels fitted for Tubeless?
Q What are the advantages of Tubeless riding?
Q What is Tubeless Easy?

Tires - Procore Technology

Q Is Procore possible with conventional wheels?
Q What are the new possibilities with Procore?
Q What is the new Procore technology?