Schwalbe tyres for racing… which ones?
RRs front and rear, you can’t go wrong especially now since everything is nice and dry, I’ve used both 2.1 and 2.25 and there is no discernible difference in performance, the 2.25s are barely any wider than the 2.1s. You could go Furious Fred but the durability is meant to be very limited…
Off topic, did you recieve my payment for that saddle and my address and has the item been posted? Cheers.Posted 6 years agopixelmixMember
I’m on 2010 2.25″ Nobby Nic up front and Racing Ralph out back, and pretty happy with them – find them very predictable.
I ran 2.1″ last year and would prefer those for the weight saving and slight reduction in rolling resistance, but I got a good deal on the 2.25″.
No experience of the 2011 models. The treads look pretty much identical on my friend’s pair, but the compounds are different I believe.
RaRa combo will be good and fast for trail centres or the recent dry weather etc, but a bit lacking in mud.Posted 6 years agonjee20Subscriber
For racing I’d go Rocket Ron, unless you live somewhere very rocky. Lighter, and grippier than a Ralph.
In the dry Furious Freds are incredible, but you do have to change them if someone sneezes on the course. In fact at the moment it’s a bit dry for them IME!
Don’t bother with the 2011s, they’re slightly smaller so they inflate better, but that makes them mentally tight on Stan’s rims. I use 2010 Schwalbes (Rons, Ralphs, Nics, Freds and Black Sharks) on Podiums and Crests, and they all go straight up with a track pump.Posted 6 years ago
I’m looking at switching to Schwalbe for this season – what are people running front and rear? I was thinking RaRa front and rear… 2.25?
And… are the 2011 versions (TLR) worth the extra dosh, or are the previous incarnation that aren’t UST fine to run tubeless?
These are going on some Hope SP3s lace to Stans Crests….
RicksPosted 6 years ago
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