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Customer reviews for Brompton Schwalbe Kojak Tyre

Brompton Schwalbe Kojak Tyre

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2 out of 2(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer reviews for Brompton Schwalbe Kojak Tyre
Review 1 for Brompton Schwalbe Kojak Tyre
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
BrommyT
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Commuting
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Sticks to the road like strawberry flavoured gum

PostedJune 13, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Comfortable, Lightweight, Looks great, rolls very well
Cons: Expensive
These tyres have a lot more rubber than the standard Brompton green labels. I use my Brompton primarily for commuting I find the Kojak's grips the road better than the standard Brompton green labels even in wet condition.
The Kojaks rolls a lot better on the road. Because it rolls a lot better you'll find your pedalling effort gets transferred onto the road much better. You'll stop better due to the improved grip level.
One side effect of this tyre is that you would find yourself using the higher gears more often and sooner. I read this is due to the slightly smaller diameter of the tyre. But I actually prefers this on my M3L. Also if you have Ergon grip installed you will probalbly find the left hand grip touching the floor when it's folded due to the slightly smaller tyre size.
It is rather pricy, the non folding ones (wire bead) are essentially the same tyres but you won't be able to fold them. That is a good option at half the price.
Overall a very very good tyre to go for if you have the standard green label or even the Marathon blue labels. You will fly with these. Just remember to check your brakes!!
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Review 2 for Brompton Schwalbe Kojak Tyre
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5 / 5
5 / 5
CountryCousin
Country:United Kingdom
Age:55-65
Style:Commuting
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

A very worth while upgrade

PostedMay 29, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable, Lightweight, Looks great
Cons: Expensive
I bought a pair of these tyres last year before the Brompton World Championships on the basis that they were meant to be faster and lighter and I needed all the help I could get....
To my delight fitting these tyres has given my Brompton a new lease of life: it certainly feels faster and more lively and the ride is more comfortable than with the originals. I planned to keep them on just for the summer (as they are slick) but I have enjoyed riding with them so much that I used them successfully all winter and have no wish to change back.
I was concerned that they might be less robust or more puncture prone but they haven't been (or I have been lucky).
The only downside is the cost, but on balance I think these tyres are well worth the extra cash and I can strongly recommend them.
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