- "Snakeskin" (Schwalbe tyre content)
I run Snakeskin on various bikes. Three experiences that might help. After a rocky ride I checked and found a deep score mark on the sidewall of the front tyre on my Cotic. It looked like it had hit a rock or whatever. The score mark went as far as the inner casing, but that has held since. I am certain that that would have been a complete tear on a non-snakeskin tyre.
I noticed a bit of white on the rear of my susser. On checking I saw it was a 1mm hole that has sealed with Stans. Closer examination found a further dozen similar sized holes in the same tyre, all in or around the tread area. I can’t pin it down to any one particular ride, so in the last twelve months or so that bike would have punctured a dozen times but has sealed itself quite nicely. Again, 2.4 nic Snakeskin.
In the last month or so I have ridden Penmachno, Marin, Kirroughtree, Mabie, Marple, Calderdale, and Kirklees, all of which have had their fair share of rocky nonsense, and the tyres have survived my lack of ability and 15.5 stone.
Finally, my lad charged a square edged step at Clayton Val;e and managed to pinchflat his Snakeskin rear, so if you are a 15 year old blunderer it is possible to smack them hard enough to knacker them. I ended up having to patch that one from the inside.Posted 4 years ago
I shredded my rear 29″ Nobby Nic again over the weekend, and although it sealed eventually it still spent much of yesterday farting and burping Stan’s out of the split. I think it’s time to replace it especially as it’s getting worn.
Given my magnetic attraction to sharp flints, I need to think about a stronger replacement. Is the snakeskin on a NN meant to be tougher?Posted 4 years ago
Thanks Scapegoat. Helpful.
It’s the sharpness of flints that do it I think – the little blighters are like razors. I was on an event on Saturday and heard both go within in a second on a slow climb and cue Stan’s gunk spraying everywhere from both tyres. Little flinty sod must have taken both out. It must have been funny to watch especially given it started raining almost immediately. The rear just wouldn’t seal properly and kept popping open witht he bike propped up outside yesterday.Posted 4 years ago
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