The test winner in the tubeless test by TOUR, Europe's biggest racing bike magazine, could hardly be more clear (more information): a grade of 1.4 for the SCHWALBE PRO ONE, our new high-tech racing bike tyre. The PRO ONE is a Tubeless Easy tyre!
Tubeless Easy is the special Schwalbe technology for the next evolutionary level of the tubeless tyre. In practical terms, this means: A little liquid sealant is necessary, yet extensive conversion processes involving a lot of shaking and frequent re-pumping are not required. Compared to classic tubeless tyres, it is far easier to assemble.
MicroSkin: New key technology for Tubeless Easy
MicroSkin is the development which makes the difference compared to previous Tubeless tyres. The patented construction consists of a high-tensile micro fabric which is vulcanized together with the rubber compound and the carcass. MicroSkin envelops the entire carcass and facilitates a fault-free Tubeless Easy operation for high pressure tyres, not unlike SnakeSkin on an MTB tyre.
The new TUBELESS tyre is a new experience
With the new PRO ONE, the tubeless tyre provides ambitious sportsmen with significant benefits: It is faster, safer and lighter. All of those who have been able to ride with the PRO ONE have been impressed and immediately convinced. This is because the TUBELESS tyre with the PRO ONE does not only promise an advantage, the TUBELESS tyre with the PRO ONE is also a cycling experience.
In simple figures: The new Schwalbe PRO ONE is 25 percent lighter than the previous tubeless tyre. The new PRO ONE is faster. The rolling friction measurements show almost 25 percent less than a comparable folding tyre and over 40 percent less than tyres which are similarly resistant to puncturing, such as the DURANO. This is joined by an all-round superior level of cut resistance.
The new TUBELESS tyre is already being used by professionals
Martin Elmiger, Swiss champion of WorldTour Team IAM Cycling, and Sylvain Chavanel, have already put the tubeless tyre to the test in extreme conditions. There is no tougher challenge for either cyclists or tyres than the cobblestones of Paris-Roubaix. Their initial scepticism gave way to huge enthusiasm for the tubeless tyres. Both cyclists were amazed at the speed and comfort with which the tubeless tyres guided them over the hellish cobblestones. They didn't experience a single snake-bite, by far the most frequent cause of blow-outs on the Paris-Roubaix route. Both cyclists completed the race without a single puncture. Martin Elmiger came in at fifth place.
Roger Kluge, also from the IAM Team, has already tested the new tyres Down Under: "This tubeless tyre has rolling properties like a track tyre!" From a track specialist like Roger Kluge, this is a substantial compliment.