Schwalbe SuperGravity construction – worth 250g additional?
I’ve never been convinced that tyre weight is really what matters – it’s that tyres have a certain amount of hysteresis loss when they flex and and generally a heavier tyre has greater losses, hence dual ply being a killer to pedal. I’ve only just put an SG tyre on my bike and yes, it’s heavy and the sidewalls are incredibly stiff (pumps up tubeless on a Flow EX like there’s a tube in there!) but the carcass under the tread is actually slightly more flexible than a Continental Protection carcass in the same place. I’ll report back on how it rolls once I’ve ridden it, but I think it’ll be pretty quick for such a knobbly heavy tyre. The stiff sidewalls make it feel like I could run as little as 60% of my usual pressure without it getting squirmy.Posted 4 years ago
You well mate?
I recently got a Magic Mary from Germany in snakeskin and seems good so far, went up tubless easy peasy. It’s very rare I puncture the front tyre so no need to run a big heavy tyre (though it is heavier than a snakeskin Hans Dampf)
I’ve ran the Hans on the front & back before and they are fairly robust tyres, never flatted the front and only flatted the back on a fairly worn one after a week in Morzine.
You looking at tyres for the portes trip?Posted 4 years ago
Yep, doing my spring FS overhaul while I’m riding the hardtail so want to sort it out for the summer now. Only problem is other than supergravity, the 26 magic mary are sold out in most places. I guess I could wait of course 😉
All good over here thanks, work’s pretty good and it’s an easy place to live all things considered. How’s things for you?Posted 4 years ago
Think I got mine from here
Hans is a good all round tyre, the Mary is just a little more grrrr and copes with gooey mud a little better.
I’m good cheers, seems the Lakes have escaped most of the storms (we have our own weather up here) so it’s just the usual wet weather rides and work is just work really (helps to pay for bikes).Posted 4 years agoRikMember
Super Gravity casing is only a half way house. It’s only offers extra protection on the sidewall but not for the full tread like dual ply does.
The last two tyres I’ve wrote off in the Lakes the tear/holes has been in the main thread (gaps between the knobbles) so the SG casing would not have done anything more to protect again this over normal hans Dampfs.Posted 4 years ago
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