Schwalbe Ultremo ZLX Tire - Clincher $84.00
A true race-ready tire.
Congratulations. You've just found your ideal racing clincher with the Schwalbe Ultremo ZLX Clincher Tire. It provides an exceptionally supple ride, and at only 160 grams per tire, it's among the lightest on the market.
Schwalbe's Ultremo ZLX clincher is a pure competition race tire. That means that you'll want to save these for your race day wheels, because it would be a shame to waste them on a training ride. We know that this sounds crass, but that's only because Schwalbe didn't build them for training rides or the sorts of road shards that you'll find on your way out to the hinterlands. Rather, a large part of the weight reduction comes from Schwalbe not including a puncture protection belt. So, you'll want to use the ZLX when you're going to appreciate the weight savings, and not have to worry too much about unforeseen glass and other road objects.
We're not saying that you'll have to constantly worry about flatting mid-race. The reality is that this tire isn't a bombproof, base-mile tire, but it earns its keep in the way that it beautifully rolls. Couple that with feathery lightness, and you have a recipe for success on harsh, mountainous climbs. And when you're coming back down the other side, the ZLX's astounding grip makes it perfect for twisty descents or criteriums and circuit races that require snap judgments in handling. The all-around usefulness of this tire is the reason why the super team, Leopard Trek, uses them when racing for top prizes around the world.
The Schwalbe Ultremo ZLX Clincher Tire is available in the color Black and in 700c x 23mm size. It's able to be inflated to pressures between 85 and 145PSI. Please note that keeping it properly inflated will reduce the chance of punctures and increase the lifespan of the tire.