Schwalbe Ultremo R - Defect

Cubic Posts: 594
edited August 2009 in Road buying advice
Hi, does anyone know the current situation regarding the defective batch of Ultremo Rs (bulges leading to blowouts)?
Are the ones in the shops at the moment from a newer batch and therefore safe to use or is it safer to wait a bit longer before buying?

Thanks for your help.


  • Wooliferkins
    Wooliferkins Posts: 2,060
    This listed on the Schwalbe UK site. We've received no recall notice of batch numbers from shop stock.
    Help I'm Being Oppressed
  • bought a pair start of spring and within 2 or 3 rides side wall split. bike shop refused to believe it was anything but "one of those things" and it was " not worth returning them as there was no way the rep' would believe it ..."

    bit the bullet and bought an another pair with no problems after 2500+ miles

    when I saw the recalll notice , I mentioned it to the bike shop next time I was in ....

    and was met with.............................

    " oh ...."

    ah well, you win some etc etc

    Great club in and around the Warrington area.
  • bendertherobot
    bendertherobot Posts: 11,684
    Bought some in April. Stuck them on. Went through loads of inners as couldn't get them to seat, sidewall kept blowing off. Thought it was me.

    Eventually got them on, did 20 miles. Double sidewall blowout. 30 mph ish downhill.
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