Schwalbe (tire manufacturer)

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Merida Big Seven mountain bike with Schwalbe Racing Ralph 27.5" tires

Schwalbe is a brand name of Ralf Bohle GmbH,[1] a German manufacturer[2] of bicycle,[3] scooter and wheelchair tires. Schwalbe produces a wide range of tires for different cycling applications, but is best known for its commuting, touring and utility tires such as the Marathon range.[4][5] Bicycles with small wheel sizes such as 16" (Brompton) or 20" (BMX) are also catered for, a market ignored by some larger manufacturers.

Schwalbe is based in Reichshof-Wehnrath near Cologne, Germany, manufacturing is carried out in its Indonesian factory, which is co-owned, with its Korean joint-venture, production partner, PT Hung-A.


  1. ^ "Schwalbe founder Ralf Bohle passes". BikeRadar. Apr 27, 2010. Retrieved 2012-10-11.
  2. ^ Gear: Green Performers. Bicycling. Jul 2008. Retrieved 2012-10-11.
  3. ^ Zack Vestal (Aug 2, 2010). "Wrenched & Ridden bike reviews: Schwalbe Ultremo HT tubular tires". VeloNews. Retrieved 2012-10-11.
  4. ^ Friedel & Andrew. "The Best Tires For Bicycle Touring". TravellingTwo. Retrieved 2012-10-11.
  5. ^ Sheldon Brown (September 27–28, 2006). "Interbike Las Vegas". Sheldon Brown. Retrieved 2012-10-11. The Schwalbe Kojak slick tires look like a good item.

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