Schwalbe Kojak Brompton Tyre
The quickest and lightest tyre we provide for our bikes, Schwalbe Kojak is the perfect choice for quick summer rides or the BWC sprint challenge. They have a RaceGuard lining to provide some puncture resistance. A Kevlar bead allows the tyre to be folded down and packed away, perfect for travelling or carrying a spare on your commute.
- Slick riding surface
- Reflective tape on side walls
- 32mm wide
- ETRTO size: 32-349 (16" x 1 1/4")
- Weight: 185g
- Pressure: 70-115 PSI
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.
In 2017 it's still going strong and the fastest / lightest Brompton tyre available - though this comes at the expense of some puncture protection.
(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).
The Kojak tyre is offered as a factory fit option on all new Brompton bikes - since January 2010 - it weighs in at just 185g and saves approximately 232g over the standard Brompton green/kevlar tyre.
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.
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."