ICE Recumbent Trike Tyre Options

ICE trikes are available with a wide range of Schwalbe tyres. We chose to work with Schwalbe, not only because of the excellent quality of their tyres and the wide range of styles which they have available in 20” to fit our wheels, but because of their excellent customer service .
The tyres we offer are shown in the table below, which ones are right for you depends on you, your riding style, your priorities and where you ride. There is no best tyre as a tyre which is perfect for one person might be useless for another. For instance, a person on a long tour would not want to use lightweight racing tyres, despite them being faster, as they would be uncomfortable and prone to punctures. Conversely a racer would not want touring tyres as they are heavy and slow compared to the tyres that they need. All the tyres in the table below are made by Schwalbe.


Description - The Schwalbe One is a very light, fast race tyre. It is quite susceptible to punctures and does not last a long time but it is the fastest tyre we know of in 406 size.,23mm

Pros - Extremely fast, good cornering grip with soft rubber. Very high max pressure.

Cons - Low puncture resistance, short life, very narrow so harsh ride.


Description - The Kojak is a light tyre with a wide profile and a smooth tread to keep if fast, comfortable and quiet. It makes a great choice for fast day to day riding on rougher roads.,32mm

Pros - Fast, comfortable and quiet with excellent cornering grip.

Cons - Lower puncture resistance, quite susceptible to cuts due to soft, rubber compound.

Marathon Plus 1.75

Description - This is the wide version of the Marathon plus offering all of the puncture resistance of the narrow version but a bit more of a cushioned ride.,47mm

Pros - Great puncture resistance, comfortable ride and good grip on all surfaces with a very long wear life. Easier to fit and remove than the narrow version.

Cons - Heavy and slow, this tyre has a lot of rubber to keep you safe from punctures.

Road Cruiser

Description - Urban and individual, an excellent all round tyre with a medium tread and a hard wearing compound.,47mm and great value for money.

The outstanding feature of this tyre is in the tread and its Green Compound. A rubber made of renewable and recycled raw materials in such a quality, that it is used for the first time in a conventional bicycle tire.

Pros - Low cost, good puncture resistance and long life, green compounds, high visibility reflective strip on the black version. Also available in a white wall option.

Cons - Reduced grip on smooth surfaces due to hard rubber compound and, slightly increased rolling resistance and weight compared to higher quality tyres.

Big Apple

Description - The original “Balloon Bike” tyre, the Schwalbe Big apple is a very, large tyre with lots of cushioning providing a feeling almost like having a small amount of suspension. This tyre gives a very comfortable ride.,50mm.

Pros - Comfortable ride, good all-around performance for speed, puncture, resistance and wear. Versatile, can be aired down for extra comfort without, risking pinch flats or pumped up for speed with good results due to minimal tread.

Cons - Quite large and heavy so they are not as fast rolling or aerodynamic as some smaller tyres.

Jumbo Jim

Description - The Full Fat tyre, at 4” wide these monsters allow you to float over rocks, roots, mud, sand and snow.,100mm

Pros - Great offroad grip, floatation and control

Cons - Slow on smooth surfaces. Heavy.




Reconnecting with cycling again @EveryBodyMoves

Read more

E-News Sign Up

Sign up for ICE Trike News

Contact Us

Unit 25, Tregoniggie Industrial Estate
TR11 4SN
United Kingdom

Tel +44 (0) 1326 378848

Products | Accessories | Technical | Latest News | Photos | Video | Contact


© 2023 - Inspired Cycle Engineering. All rights reserved. ISO 9001 Certification. Website conditions of use. Website acceptable use policy