Hi, been using this clincher tyre for a year or so and been very happy performance wise. Unfortunately every tyre even after a couple of hundred miles develops a loose thread that starts to peel off around the tyre sidewall. It's very annoying and I am beginning to loose my confidence in these tyres. Had anybody else witnessed this?
This and many other problems are a longstanding issue with Schwalbe's road tyres since the day they decided to buy the Swallow factory in Thailand and make money in a hurry.
The solution for the manufacturer is easy enough but apparently they're struggling implementing it for some odd reason.
To my mind, Schwalbe is a company that really has no scruples when it comes to using the customer as a testbed.
Their better products are the old Swallow ones but they're systematicically phasing them out of production.
As a matter of fact the shortcomings of the Swallow products, loosening threads on the sidewalls for instance, are simply ported over to their more adventurous own products.
Don't even get me started about the numerous years of trial and error of their Ulremo range using you, the buying public, as a gullible target. And they still keep messing it up.......
No love, no respect, no nothing from me that's for sure.
In fact some of the original Swallow tyres were not bad at all, even with same flaws the Milano was a great, cheap tubular. It's gone now.