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Eddy Current, erster gezielt entwickelter Reifen für potente E-MTBs

Eddy Current

Award   WINNER 2018
Category   Bike Components
Company   Schwalbe - Ralf Bohle GmbH

Schwalbe's first E-MTB specialist for All Mountain and Enduro. Starting point: E-MTB’s produce tremendous torque of around 75 Newton meters, comparable to a motocross bike. These forces require extremely robust tires to transmit the engine power to the ground. Solution: Front 29 x 2.4 inches, rear 27.5 x 2.8 inches – a radical size concept with different wheel sizes on the front and rear wheels as well as new tread design. On the front, 29-inch tires offer direct steering characteristics and better roll-over behavior. On the rear 27.5. Inch tires where the large contact area of ​​the 2.8-inch width, with exceptionally massive center blocks, provides the necessary traction...

Outstanding in the following evaluation criteria

  • Functionality
  • Choice of materials
  • Design

Jury Statement

An innovative tyre design with good grip to cope with the higher power output and speeds of fast e-bikes. The front tyre is designed for precise cornering while the rear is more stable to improve drive characteristics.