Schwalbe presents the first tread cutter specifically for MTB tires

Sharp cuts for fine tuning: Schwalbe presented the first tread cutter for MTB tires at the opening round of the MTB World Cup in Lourdes, France, April 7th to 10th. The tongs, with their exact tread-height adjustment function, allow precise shortening of the tire lugs.

Schwalbe_TreadCutter.jpgSchwalbe's new tread cutter in use at the UCI World Cup in Lourdes.

 

"Although we offer a suitable tread for every type of terrain, sometimes unpredictable trail conditions require a unique tread to find the perfect balance of rolling and grip", says Michael Kull from Schwalbe Marketing and Race Support. "With the tread cutter, riders can adapt the tire tread even more perfectly to the respective situation."

 

For example, the sturdy center lugs of our mud-terrain tire, Dirty Dan, can be shortened for easier rolling. Or, as with Hans Dampf, the transition lugs in the shoulder area can be trimmed, giving more free space, and making the tread more aggressive. Lugs that have been worn "round" can have a straight edge again. Kull: "This is the first tread cutter developed specifically for MTB tires. With it, you can cut the lugs off with a smooth edge and – thanks to the cutting-height adjustment – to your exact required height."

 

Schwalbe tread cutter.jpg

 

The tread cutter will be available at the end of April from specialty bike retailers (€26.90).






26 Comments

SwissVan, Apr 18 2016 01:09

And then you had to buy new tyres....Clever Germans

428 others, Apr 18 2016 01:12

Clearly not paying for the tyres!

madbradd, Apr 18 2016 01:54

Developed specifically for MTB tyres...... does that mean there is one for cutting road tyre tread?

shaper, Apr 18 2016 01:58

So whats the difference with this tool and a typical wire cutter ??


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Capricorn, Apr 18 2016 02:05

So whats the difference with this tool and a typical wire cutter ??

the little gauge, which encourages mindless efficiency. Great for the mechanics who have to cut many more tyres in a day than most of us will ever cut in our lifetimes. if ever.

BaGearA, Apr 18 2016 02:06

well speaking as someone who PAYS for tires

 

no thanks

BaGearA, Apr 18 2016 02:06

So whats the difference with this tool and a typical wire cutter ??

It has "schwalbe " written on i.e. +R200

SwissVan, Apr 18 2016 03:15

So whats the difference with this tool and a typical wire cutter ??

 

You can adjust the reach / depth so that each snip is the same

gummibear, Apr 18 2016 03:24

So whats the difference with this tool and a typical wire cutter ??

Wire cutter isn't as sharp and will just pinch the rubber.

gummibear, Apr 18 2016 03:31

the little gauge, which encourages mindless efficiency. Great for the mechanics who have to cut many more tyres in a day than most of us will ever cut in our lifetimes. if ever.

Most of the pro teams use heated tyre groovers to modify tyres.

 

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Capricorn, Apr 18 2016 03:39

Most of the pro teams use heated tyre groovers to modify tyres.

 

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jeepers. haven't seen that gadget before, at least not in the downhill WC pit footage. What do they do with it?

V12man, Apr 18 2016 03:47

jeepers. haven't seen that gadget before, at least not in the downhill WC pit footage. What do they do with it?

Change the grooves on race tires - mostly used by car and bike teams - never seen it in use for mtb.

 

Really popular with rally teams.

gummibear, Apr 18 2016 03:49

jeepers. haven't seen that gadget before, at least not in the downhill WC pit footage. What do they do with it?


They cut the knobby shorter or change the shape.

The blades are different lengths and widths.

Donovan Le Cok, Apr 18 2016 03:51

Do you think the hub editorial office receive news items and are like "post it, post it!, this will get the idiots going"  

RocknRolla, Apr 18 2016 04:12

more uselelss **** that we are being convinced we need...

SwissVan, Apr 18 2016 04:15

Do you think the hub editorial office receive news items and are like "post it, post it!, this will get the idiots going"  

 

LOL luckily i'm not drinking coffee

And I object to being called an idiot, idiot

gummibear, Apr 18 2016 04:17

jeepers. haven't seen that gadget before, at least not in the downhill WC pit footage. What do they do with it?

nonky, Apr 18 2016 04:18

LOL luckily i'm not drinking coffee

And I object to being called an idiot, idiot

IDIOT ALERT!

madbradd, Apr 18 2016 07:31

more uselelss **** that we are being convinced we need...


Useless???? This will be extremely useful for when I want to try a different tyre combo but still have tread on my current ones.

haasbroek, Apr 18 2016 07:48

Think the crux with this is here : "Schwalbe presented the first tread cutter for MTB tires at the opening round of the MTB World Cup in Lourdes, France, April 7th to 10th. "

raptor-22, Apr 18 2016 08:05

Developed specifically for MTB tyres...... does that mean there is one for cutting road tyre tread?

 

yes its called a soldering iron or soddering iron if youse is a yank

EmptyB, Apr 18 2016 08:19

Whatever!!

Tell me this isn't serious....

Capricorn, Apr 18 2016 08:20

 

that's pretty cool! thanks for the vid  :thumbup:

Belgarath, Apr 18 2016 08:28

So whats the difference with this tool and a typical wire cutter ??

 

About R400 (26 flippin Euro's)

 

Seriously though, like V12Man said, I only really see this in a professional team's technical area. Just started today on a fresh set of knobblies, want to keep them like that.

BenGraham, Apr 20 2016 08:11

I just lol'd. Schwalbe is clearly learning from the people who market baking soda.