This was the first tire I've installed in 20 years. I revived my old bicycle from 1972. It was the also the first tire I've seen folded into a box. No problems.
I have these (two pair) tires on two separate older Schwinn bikes. I have probably 2000 miles total with no flats. As some of the other reviewers noted, you do need hook beaded rims to run up to the maximum pressure recommended. I have not had any issues with the tires coming off the rims.
This was the best deal on Schwalbe tires I've come across. They are great all purpose tires. I commute 5 miles a day round trip and they are perfect.
I reviewed these 2 years ago. Finally need replacing. A great tire for a great price!! They have never come off my smooth wall rims, just need to take an extra moment on install to line up the tire around the rim. Over 4000 miles of the worst roads Portland has to offer, from 104 degrees to 13 degrees, these tires have pulled their weight for being so inexpensive. I hop curbs at least a few times a week, and hit 45mph on my commute everyday (got to love long down hills). The red is just starting to show in the center of the tire, still not flatting!!!
an update to my earlier post.....i have ridden on this every day ,tread is still good .ive had 1 flat in that time..not sure what punctured my tire while riding on a dilapidated brick road,but the tube had 2 puntures in it like a snake with large fangs had bitten my tire...and on that road it probably was a snake. i will buy this tire again..dont know when though as i also purchased the panaracers which are stored in my closet. the reviews on the panaracer are awesome.this tire is a good tire for my 70s road bike...lol..my bike weighs at least40lbs..i have other ones ,i cycle my cycles and pull out a maintained bikeall 70s 80s road 10 speed bikesfrom the attic usually once every 2 years ..when im bored i venture to the attic and work on theothers so i always have a bike ready to go. thought id write a longer reveiw for the browsing bored...with no proofreading
i also am riding a 70s bike silke...very heavy...but with a granny gear!with this tire on the rear rim. installed normally ...and after my first ride of 5 miles no problems at all.as i ride all year round and this initial ride was in the snow didnt notice a drag due to the tread.....i have had a armadillo punture resistant tire..and to another reviewer...yes the tread will wear down and your ride will become faster....as puncture protection diminishes....i will update this review in a few months...if i remember to do so.....i purchased this tire over a year ago...but just installed it after frugally wearing down the former tire
I bought these tires for a 70's Schwinn 12 speed. You can't buy a better tire than Schwalbe in my opinion and these tires are a great value. They look awesome on the bike too.
I have put a few hundred miles on these tires commuting with a 70' road bike. Other than one poor tire install, resulting in destroyed tube, these tire are great!!! I'm around 200lbs and there is lots of broken glass on my 10 mile each way commute. No flats do to glass or other objects. I'll be getting these tires again when mine wear out. Great in the rain too!!! The whitish sidewalls add to the 70's bike style.
Classic design and dimensions with modern durability and quality. I needed 27x1 1/4 tires for my vintage Raleigh that has Campy hubs and Mavic wheels that I had built up in the late 1980s from what was then already NOS. There are few options anymore, but these fit the bill and they look like the original tires. It is not an actual gumwall, but it looks the same, and it is tougher and longer lasting than the Panaracers that I had before. Good tread design makes these useful for shoulder-season riding on my Raleigh Grand Prix--reminds me of when that bike was new and faster than most other bikes that I encountered out on the roads.
I have used these tires for annual fully-loaded bike tours of from 2 to 5 months duration for the last 6 years. They wear like steel. I have had no more than 2 puncture flats the whole time and months of flat-free cycling. Last summer, I toured Europe for 5 months with a new set of these tires. They are still on my bike and working well for the daily rides I take around town.
Ride a 1969 Schwinn Varsity and have had a hard time finding tires to fit the 27 rim. Every one that I tried, except for the HS159, would not seat properly and caused a thump as the wheel rotated, which got worse at higher speeds. Was about to the point of trying to stretch the tire with a jack, but knew that the results may not be so good!
I'm riding on these for the 2nd season on my 80s Norco road bike. I ride in various parts of Toronto, including industrial areas with some rough patches of road, which also often has tiny bits of glass and other debris from auto shops and factories. Have not had any problems whatsoever so far, and have ridden them in rain with zero problems. The puncture protection is very very helpful for commuting through the city and especially into suburban or industrial areas. I would buy them again for their functionality and trustworthiness.
Great product! Purchased for an old 1976 full Dura Ace Panasonic professional. Used extensively during a stay on Prince Edward Island. On the road or along the confederation trail (gravel) these tires performed exceptionally well. I rode these at max pressure of 85 psi on the asphalt and 65 psi on the gravel. These tires now have over 600 miles logged. I dont really care about the whitewalls but some reading this review might like it especially for an old cromemoly bike.
These tires seems to work just fine for me I ride to and from work about 5-6 miles and it seems like a very smooth ride I have not had a flat yet and with these tires i hope i won't, I'm about to put it up for winter I live in Indiana so it get's a little to cold to ride this time of year. But over all I really enjoy the ride I get from these Tires.
Rubber is just the right consistency traction and tread pattern is great for concrete with small gravel and dust like here. Great tire for the money!