Ultremo ZX Tubeless

ic.
ic. Posts: 769
edited January 2014 in Road general
I've been running these tires for about 6 months now and love them. But now I've decided it's probably best to have 1 or 2 spares in the parts bin, I find it's very difficult to find them for sale anywhere online

JE James offers them on their site, so I ordered, only to be told they couldn't get any from their suppliers.

6 months ago, the 2 tire kits were everywhere, now only Starbike seems to have any in stock

I did contact Schwalbe, to ask if they were still made and where to buy, I got back "We do still hold stocks of the ZX tubeless, however we only supply specialist approved retailers in the UK" which didn't help a lot and specifically didn't answer whether they were still being made.

There is a distributor finder on the site, to be fair I haven't tried contacting any of the ones listed as I'm more interested in why you suddenly can't buy them anywhere you would usually expect to

Does anybody have any info or rumour on why this may be?
2020 Reilly Spectre - raw titanium
2020 Merida Reacto Disc Ltd - black on black
2015 CAAD8 105 - very green - stripped to turbo bike
2018 Planet X Exocet 2 - grey

The departed:

2017 Cervelo R3 DI2 - sold
Boardman CX Team - sold
Cannondale Synapse - broken
Cube Streamer - stolen
Boardman Road Comp - stolen

Comments

  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,388
    Best guess? They need to sell them through shops that will tell people that they need to run tubless road rims too.

    Imagine the PR disaster if a load of numpties bought them of wiggle and then complained that they'd face planted onto the tarmac or coated the living room in sealant when the tyres blew off their old rim...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • ic.
    ic. Posts: 769
    I think a bit more Googling has thrown up the answer. They've been discontinued in favour of the new Schwalbe One tubeless.

    Which seems to be hitting the market at the end of Feb.

    Looking at the spec on the One though, it says Maximum Load 70kg (per tire). Is that a rider weight limit? If so, does it need to be double considering there are 2 tires to split the weight over?
    2020 Reilly Spectre - raw titanium
    2020 Merida Reacto Disc Ltd - black on black
    2015 CAAD8 105 - very green - stripped to turbo bike
    2018 Planet X Exocet 2 - grey

    The departed:

    2017 Cervelo R3 DI2 - sold
    Boardman CX Team - sold
    Cannondale Synapse - broken
    Cube Streamer - stolen
    Boardman Road Comp - stolen
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,388
    Hmmm, well that's basically an admission that it's going to be useless then isnt it...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • rafletcher
    rafletcher Posts: 1,235
    IC. wrote:
    I think a bit more Googling has thrown up the answer. They've been discontinued in favour of the new Schwalbe One tubeless.

    Which seems to be hitting the market at the end of Feb.

    Looking at the spec on the One though, it says Maximum Load 70kg (per tire). Is that a rider weight limit? If so, does it need to be double considering there are 2 tires to split the weight over?

    So a total all up weight theoretically of 140kg incuding bike. But lets assume a 40/60 split front/rear, so 70kg on rear and 47kg on the front. 117kg rider + bike, say 105kg rider max. Plus safety margin of course :D
  • ic.
    ic. Posts: 769
    I've never seen a tire max load before. Good job I'm well under based on that calculation then.

    I wouldn't have been under if it was a 70kg rider + bike though......!
    2020 Reilly Spectre - raw titanium
    2020 Merida Reacto Disc Ltd - black on black
    2015 CAAD8 105 - very green - stripped to turbo bike
    2018 Planet X Exocet 2 - grey

    The departed:

    2017 Cervelo R3 DI2 - sold
    Boardman CX Team - sold
    Cannondale Synapse - broken
    Cube Streamer - stolen
    Boardman Road Comp - stolen
  • private message me if you are desperate, i have a 2 tyre pack of ultremo tubeless in stock, but as someone said earlier they have been replaced by schwalbe one tubeless.
    dont only ride a bike
  • plus shwalbe have limited these to approved suppliers so they can maintain control of who sells them, ie no internet re sellers, plus all schwalbe tyres have a bar code on them than can be traced through them, so any warranty issues with a tyre sourced outwith the proper channels will be null and void
    dont only ride a bike
  • defride
    defride Posts: 277
    skellator3 wrote:
    plus shwalbe have limited these to approved suppliers so they can maintain (PRICES)control of who sells them, ie no internet re sellers, plus all schwalbe tyres have a bar code on them than can be traced through them, so any warranty issues with a tyre sourced outwith the proper channels will be null and void

    Cracking tyres though