The comfort is the same, but the profile and the optics are clearly focused. The design was so good that Schwalbe have also made it in a "normal" tire size. Because a 40 mm tire width is not so "big", it is called Little Big Ben. Big Ben is an intelligent and economical concept for comfortable cycling. The air in the tire acts as a natural suspension. The Big Ben balloon tire was developed specifically to utilize this effect. Inflated to 2 bar it rolls easily and absorbs impacts, acting like a full suspension bike. Besides which tire suspension is far less harsh than long spring travel. Using simple technology, cycling can remain low-maintenance and light.