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Versatility of the SCHWALBE tire line proves key to success at Mont-Sainte-Anne as
conditions change dramatically throughout the week.

2010 MTB WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SCHWALBE RIDER RESULTS (TOP 5 ONLY)

MENS 4X:
WORLD CHAMPION-TOMAS SLAVIK (R.S.P.)
2ND-JARED GRAVES (YETI/FOX FACTORY)
MENS DH:
2ND-STEVE SMITH (TEAM MS-RACING-EVIL)
4TH-AARON GWIN (YETI/FOX FACTORY)
WOMENS DH:
4TH-FLORIANE PUGIN (SCOTT 11)

SCHWALBE has optimized the inner strength of its MTB tires: In 2011 all top models will have new, Triple Star compounds. It is a modular system whereby three of six new individual compounds are cleverly combined. This creates a versatile tire line that allows the SCHWALBE rider to select the perfect tire for each unique discipline and condition.

“We have decisively advanced the principle of triple compounding,” explained Schwalbe technician, Markus Hachmeyer. In countless laboratory and practical tests, a total of six highly-specialist, unique compounds emerged. These were then combined as Triple Star compounds, which precisely suit the relevant application. And they are now even more practical: All new versions are now `Tubeless Ready´. Simply by adding a liquid puncture sealant they can be made into Tubeless tires (ca. 5 grams extra). Previously, there had been just two compounds available in the Schwalbe MTB range: Triple Nano for MTB Race and All Mountain, plus a choice of Triple Nano, or Glooey Gluey for Downhill, Freeride and Enduro. Lately Enduro bikes with about 160 millimeters of suspension travel have become more popular. And while a race tire primarily has to roll well and be light, a Downhill tire needs outstanding grip and puncture protection, however Enduro tires require a combination of all these properties.

In order to specifically target these different requirements, there are now three, all-new Triple Star compounds:

PaceStar - for MTB Race, All Mountain and Tour. Super-fast with a combination of low rolling resistance and durability. The tire shoulders were made appreciably softer to improve handling on rough terrain.

TrailStar - for Enduro and Freeride. Triple Nano compound was unsuitable performance-wise and the rolling resistance of Gooey Gluey was too high. TrailStar has substantially more grip, better damping and handling control. Nevertheless, the compound is not overly heavy, making it suitable for climbing too.

VertStar - for Downhill and Freeride. It is a further development of the Gooey Gluey compound, but now even softer with extremely good damping properties.
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Each Triple Star compound consists of three unique compounds
All three Triple Compounds have the same, extremely elastic base compound under the tread that makes the tires fast. All other desired properties are achieved by placing a specially selected compound in the tread center and on the tire shoulders - a different one for each intended purpose. Not only were three Triple Star Compounds developed, but also six unique compounds had to be created anew - in the most extensive laboratory and practical tests Schwalbe ever devised.

Look for the new Schwalbe MTB tires with Triple Star compounds at speciality bicycle dealers in Fall 2010 or find us at Interbike, booth #3425


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