Friday, February 27, 2009

Sweet Creme Tires in 700x35 (UPDATE)

Wallingford Bicycles has some new Schwable DELTA CRUISER tires in Creme. Not a whole lot of details other than "no reflective stripe. Basic puncture protection" and that they are 700x35. I've been looking for creme colored tires (in 700) for a while, but couldn't find any other than the ones that came included on the Amsterdam bike. However, those were huge width-wise!


(NOTE: The ones in this picture have a reflective sidewall and are NOT the ones from Wallingford, but I was trying to find a better pic of the tires, so here ya go.)

700x35 seems a lot more reasonable. I'm not quite sure about the ride characteristics but at only $22/tire (compared to the Fat Franks at $39/tire) they're not as cost prohibitive.

UPDATE:
Bill from Wallingford left a comment and gave a little more detail about the tires. Thanks Bill!


Delta Cruiser, 700x35, 35-65psi, 650g.

Thanks for the mention, Russ.

People were asking for the creme Fat Frank without the reflective stripe. That tire doesn't exist but I found this one in the back of the catalog under "Basic Line." Where the higher end tires have a lot of ® names for their protective belt this tire has "puncture protection."

Each size of the Delta cruiser comes in a mix of colors but the 700x35 and the 28x1/12 are the only ones in creme/no reflective stripe. Other colors are gumwall, black, black-reflex, whitewall, and the mysterious lever-reflex.

I'm not sure how this tire rides. I don't have a bike that will fit it. On one hand it is a basic Schwalbe, on the other hand it is still a Schwalbe. It sure looks good.

Bill

2 comments:

Bill said...

Thanks for the mention, Russ.

People were asking for the creme Fat Frank without the reflective stripe. That tire doesn't exist but I found this one in the back of the catalog under "Basic Line." Where the higher end tires have a lot of ® names for their protective belt this tire has "puncture protection."

Each size of the Delta cruiser comes in a mix of colors but the 700x35 and the 28x1/12 are the only ones in creme/no reflective stripe. Other colors are gumwall, black, black-reflex, whitewall, and the mysterious lever-reflex.

I'm not sure how this tire rides. I don't have a bike that will fit it. On one hand it is a basic Schwalbe, on the other hand it is still a Schwalbe. It sure looks good.

Bill
Wallingford Bicycle Parts

Bill said...

Oh, I forgot the specs:

Delta Cruiser, 700x35, 35-65psi, 650g.

Bill
WBP