E-bikes are fast and they can travel quite far, the last thing you want to do is have a flat tire many miles away from your destination. Changing e-bike tires are a little more difficult than a normal bike tire and less changed are better.
We have chosen to fit the CCX with the best tire available today. We have also chosen the widest size of Marathon Plus at 700c x 45c” (28 x 1.75”). This is one of the few tires available that are rated for the new category of fast 50 km/h e-bikes. The Marathon Plus tires also last an insanely long time compared with most every other bicycle tire.
Some riders will want to fit a wider tire. The next widest tires with the 50 km/h e-bike rating is the Schwalbe Big Ben Plus. This tire is slightly wider at 28” x 2.00” and has a different tread pattern.
The video below is a quick overview to the Big Ben Plus:
We did a fit test and can confirm that it works perfectly with the CCS/CCX. The Big Ben Plus is an great optional tire choice, but keep in mind that it offers a little less puncture protection at 3mm compared to the Marathon Plus at 5mm of added puncture protection. Schwalbe Big Ben Plus can be found online on Amazon and from you local bicycle repair shop.
Here is the entire Big Ben Plus Lineup:
Below is how the Big Ben Plus looks on the CCS/CCX: