Based in Germany, Schwalbe has been producing bicycle tires for the last century. Schwalbe's extensive background has allowed them to develop and produce tires for virtually all types of riding disciplines. Today Schwalbe tires are found on the most elite road racing teams, top level cyclocross riders and World Cup-proven XC and DH professionals—proving once and for all they are a force to be reckoned with. Schwalbe city and touring tires also have a strong following due to their longevity and ultimate puncture protection.