Most similar schwalbe equivalent of a high roller

Home Forum Bike Forum Most similar schwalbe equivalent of a high roller

Viewing 19 posts - 1 through 19 (of 19 total)
  • Most similar schwalbe equivalent of a high roller
  • cookci
    Member

    Ive got a high roller 3c exo and an ardent coming to me (both were free – long story)

    Anyway is there a schwalbe equivalent as i have never really used anything else.

    Also on another note when the sideways slits on the nobs on a schwalbe tyre wear away, does that mean the tyre is ready for replacement?

    kiksy
    Member

    Closest I would say is Hans Dampf, that’s assuming you’re talking about the 2.3 HR as the bigger sizes have much bigger knobs.

    kiksy
    Member

    Oh and the sideways slits are called sipes. Not sure how much difference they make. I just replace tyres based on feel rather than looks.

    fifeandy
    Member

    I don’t thing there is a direct schwalbe equivalent with a pronounced gap to the edge.
    Maybe the fat albert (front)?

    cookci
    Member

    2.3 hr2. Do they do a bigger one in the 29?

    The sipes feel like they are gone on a hans dampf i have 😉

    Saccades
    Member

    Fat Albert no longer exists except as a 29er, which is a shame as I’m on my last one.

    Premier Icon mcnultycop
    Subscriber

    I’ve got a Fat albert 26er knocking about. Are you talking 26er?

    Premier Icon Northwind
    Subscriber

    Hans Dampf is their equivalent in the lineup but it’s not a patch on a highroller imo never mind a minion. There’s a reason so many people use magic marys as an allrounder, it’s pretty much the only good schwalbe front tyre

    Premier Icon chakaping
    Subscriber

    Schwalbe have a bit of a gap in their line up to compete with the HR and Minion DHF.

    I suppose it’s the hans dampf by default, but it doesn’t look promising enough for me to try it as a front tyre.

    Not sure why you’re asking though, because you’d prefer to stay with Schwalbe?

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
    Subscriber

    Aye, not clear what you mean?

    cookci
    Member

    Just trying to get an idea of how fast and grippy it is to give me an idea of which bike to put it on. Im very familiar with most the schwalbe tyres so thought the question might be easier rather than just asking how fast it was.

    Premier Icon chakaping
    Subscriber

    Ahh, gotcha.

    HR2 on the front and Ardent on the rear for summer.

    Good for a trail bike, or front of enduro bike.

    llama
    Member

    Do the knobs still tear off the Hans?

    cookci
    Member

    Not a good combo all year round?

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
    Subscriber

    Just stick with maxxis keeps life nice and easy, your tyres may also last longer

    Larry_Lamb
    Member

    Just gone from HR2 front and back (3c front, standard rear), to a Magic mary and hans dampf in the new compounds.

    Have to say I’m liking them a lot so far, didnt think anything would trump the high rollers, yes the HRs rolled a little better but not much and I got tons more grip now.

    Saccades
    Member

    mcnultycop – Member
    I’ve got a Fat albert 26er knocking about. Are you talking 26er

    Aye, I live in Ireland so post would be prohibitive I suspect, is it in good condition?

    cookci
    Member

    I installed the ardent 29er 2.25 and pulled it straight back off. Looks far to narrow for my liking.

    To save me to hastle of installing the high roller, are they much wider than the ardent 2.25 and perhaps best matched to the larger ardent?

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
    Subscriber

    Small ardent is definitely an xc type tyre, the bigger one is great a small was my go to for a rear until I decided to give the aggressor a go.

Viewing 19 posts - 1 through 19 (of 19 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.