The Schwalbe Durano DD (or Double Defense) Road Tyre is designed with the high mileage road rider in mind. It is not the fastest tyre out there, but is a great option if you want a tyre which you can just bung on and forget about while you concentrate on racking up the miles. We would say that the Durano DD sits right in the middle between other tyres which offer lower rolling resistance and other tyres which offer greater puncture protection - and we think that’s a good place to be, ideal for many riders who want a tyre which balances grip, rolling resistance, longevity and the all-important puncture protection.
Talking of puncture protection (this is where the Double Defense name comes in), on the Durano DD you get Schwalbe’s RaceGuard protective belt along the middle of the tyre for the bulk of protection but also additional protection along the shoulders and sidewall in the form of their SnakeSkin monofilament fabric, which will resist cuts and enhance snakebite protection.
The Durano DD would be a great option for a bike which sees a range of types of riding (commuting, fast training rides, longer rides, and maybe even some sportive riding) or for riders who want a durable fuss-free tyre which still offers a decent ride experience.
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|UK||Free over £60, or £2 standard, £3.50 for Tracked 48||DPD Next Day (Mon-Fri), £5.50|
|N. AMERICA||Up to 10 working days, from $5||2 day, from $10|
|EUROPE||Up to 5 working days, from €3||Next day, from €6|
|SCANDINAVIA||Up to 5 working days, from €3||Next day, from €8|
|AUSTRALIA / NZ||Up to 10 working days, from $8||3 day, from $20|
|JAPAN||Up to 10 working days, from ¥300||3 day, from ¥1200|
|REST OF WORLD||Up to 14 working days, from $10||3 day, from £15|
Returns are really simple. We include a pre-paid returns address label inside every package, so if you would like to return something to us, just make sure to send it back up to 60 days after you have received it. Please note that we will retain £2 from your refunded amount to cover the cost of the return service.
We really hope that you love your new bike or frame, 'cos what's better than a new bike? (Answer: two new bikes...). But, if you do have to return it, then please contact us beforehand. You'll have to cover the cost of shipping the return to us, but apart from that, as long as it comes back to us in the same condition we sent it out to you, then all will be fine. Read more here.