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|Tyre Bead||Folding bead|
The lightest tyre available for your Brompton folding bike!
This Brompton Kojak was one of two replacements for the Schwalbe Stelvio tyre which was discontinued by Schwalbe in 2009. It is made specifically for Brompton Bicycle Limited
(The other was a Schwalbe folding bead Kojak which was also later discontinued in favour of a wired bead version of the Kojak, adding a bit of weight)
In 2017 it's still going strong and is the fastest / lightest Brompton tyre available - though this comes at the expense of some puncture protection
The Kojak tyre is offered as a factory fit option on all new Brompton bikes - since January 2010 - it weighs in at just 185g so saves approximately 232g over the standard Brompton green/kevlar tyre.
|Did you know the Schwalbe Kojak Tyre gets its name from the fictional 1970's TV detective of the same name - Kojak - played by Telly Savalas?|
The Brompton Kojak tyre should be kept at even higher pressures than other Brompton tyres, these lightweight slicks are the fastest in the Brompton tyre range
Their slightly smaller diameter means that gearing is lowered by 2.5% and their narrower width also makes them unsuitable for use with the older style of tyre-driven dynamo lighting
The kevlar beading allows the tyre to be folded (perfect for keeping a spare in your desk drawer or carrying as a backup when touring). Comes with a reflective band around the sidewall to make you more visible to cars at night
This tyre comes unboxed
Note: scales not included
Tip: To help avoid punctures / increase confidence - we add some Stans Notubes sealant
This is what is used in mountain bike tubeless tyre setup. It's added to the inside of the tube
Sealant is added by removing the inner tube valve core - using a valve core tool, squirting in the sealant and replacing the valve core
If you do then get a thorn / piece of glass into the tyre - the sealant helps to fix the puncture (often without you knowing)
ETRTO size: 32-349 (16" x 1 1/4")
Inflation pressure: 70-115 PSI
Inner tube: Schwalbe AV4
Brompton say: "Replacing the Stelvio for 2010, the Kojak is the fastest tyre we've ever fitted on the Brompton; lighter and more puncture resistant (thanks to a RaceGuard strip) than its predecessor; a Kevlar bead also allows it to be folded, making it easy to pack as a spare. Finished with reflective sidewalls."
Note: These Brompton technical videos may be useful in your tyre replacement task: (we strongly recommend against the use of tyre levers when installing tyres and inner tubes as it can often result in damage to the tyre, inner tube of both).
External resources for additional help:
Brompton 2020 Q part code: Q100050
Brompton Q part reference: QTYRKOJAK
Brompton part number: 9026081
Sorry, we are only able to ship Brompton products (including this Kojak tyre) to European Union countries - we can ship the Schwalbe Kojak 16 inch wired tyre worldwide
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