Help name Schwalbe’s new enduro tyre
By Sam Dansie | Tuesday, February 19, 2013 9.52am
A new Schwalbe enduro tyre is about to sit alongside the Nobby Nic, but what will it be called? Future Publishing
Schwalbe’s back catalogue of tyres includes the Dirty Dan, Racing Ralph, Nobby Nic and Sammy Slick. And now they want Facebook users to help name a new tyre that’s been designed in conjunction with Trans-Provence winner Nicolas Lau and enduro specialist Max Schumann. What’s it worth? As well as eternal kudos, a Cube AMS 150 mountain bike is up for grabs.
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The winning name will reflect the tyre’s qualities: speed and puncture resistance. The as-yet-unnamed tyre is based on a new construction method dubbed Super Gravity, which appeared in Schwalbe’s Hans Dampf and claims to offer the sidewall protection of a downhill tyre with the tackiness and reduced weight of a freeride-style model – perfect for the cross-cutting discipline of enduro.
Schwalbe are running the competition via their Facebook page, and are taking entries until 25 February 2013. A panel, including pro riders, will select a final shortlist of names that will then be put to the public vote, again via Facebook, on March 10 2013.
So if inspiration strikes and you come up with a name that’s wittier than Enduring Eddy or sharper than Gary Gripper, join the fun and you might come away with a new mountain bike. Those who make the shortlist will also get a pair of the tyres labelled with their suggestion.
For more information on Schwalbe rubber see www.schwalbetires.com.
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