The Schwalbe Insider is a tyre solely for use on your indoor turbo trainer. It can be inflated to 145psi and reduces noise.
That’s it really. Other than it is blue.
But these things are important.
Firstly the noise reduction compared to a regular road tyre used on your turbo trainer will probably be noticeable. your nearest and dearest will thank you for it and your kids will stay asleep as you pedal the night away in the utility room.
It lasts longer. Whilst it is perfectly OK to use an old tyre on your trainer (other than noise) if you are going to buy a new tyre just for the job then buy one that is made for the job. It will last longer.
145psi. That’s quite high. but remember that when you use a tyre indoors without the benefit of cooling by movement (other than it spinning around) it gets hotter and that can increase tyre pressure a lot. Ultimately that could burst your inner tube and/or damage your tyre.
I inflate mine to about 110psi. I never have problems with slipping. I always use the same starting tyre pressure from one session to the next.
As it is blue you will not accidentally use it on the road.
One point I would say: Take extra care when putting the tyre on the wheel. Really make sure it is properly inside the rim all the way around and especially near the inner tube’s valve.
Customer Service: I have always found Schwalbe to be excellent. Bad service always comes back to haunt a company in the end and good service sometimes gets people like me to say how great a company and its products are. And that makes them money.
PS The Schwalbe Ultremo R1 (or ZX same thing) is a great race tyre.
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