Schwalbe Reviews and News


Hot new wheels, tires, hubs, plugs and more – part 1


Check out this round-up of what is new and cool from Kenda, Stan’s, Schwalbe, American Classic, Dynaplug, and others.

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Schwalbe Addix rubber compound primer


Schwalbe uses good rubber. But if there was an opportunity for improvement, durability on rocky terrain was it. Now the German tire maker says it’s addressed that and much more with its new Addix rubber compound.

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Schwalbe ADDIX tire compound first ride


Two years ago Schwalbe hired a mad scientist to redesign their tire compounds. The end result is claimed to offer best in class grip, durability, and rolling resistance.

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5 trail taming mountain bike mud tires


While you should never ride multi-use or sensitive trails when they are wet, you might as well get ready for a wet, lift-accessed spring with a good mud tire set-up. Here are five great options.

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Hot new XC, DH, enduro, plus, and fat tires from Sea Otter


It’s a good time to be a mountain biker. Whether you want burly plus sized tires, or ultra fast rolling XC shoes, there was something for everyone at this year’s Sea Otter Classic.

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10 top notch fat bike tires


Tire choice is critical. Intended use, durability, and weight all factor in to what kind of rubber you want on the road (or snowy trail). Indeed, when it comes to fat bikes, tires are arguably the most important component decision you’ll make.

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Art’s Cyclery 2015 Mountain Bike Gear of the Year


Here’s a look at some of the mountain bike products that made riding more enjoyable these past 12 months.

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Most innovative new mountain bike components of 2015


The most innovative components of 2015 were almost equally divided between electronic and mechanical. Some are clearly the future of our sport. Others we’re not so sure. Check out the full list and then tell us what you think.

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Eurobike 2015: Schwalbe Fat Albert returns, plus new gravel, CX and fat tires


German tire maker brings back legendary trail tire, unveils budget-friendly Active Line, rolls out gravel and cyclocross options, and launches 20” model just for kids.

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Best in Show: 30 cool new bike products for 2015


Best in Show: See the coolest new bike gear for 2015 as our crew of editors picks the best bikes, accessories, apparel and more from Interbike and Eurobike.

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Interbike 2014 Video: Day 2 roundup


Interbike Video: The Mtbr and RoadBikeReview crew recaps Day 2 at Interbike 2014 from the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Among the products discussed: Race Face’s new clothing, the Liv Lust women’s mountain bike, IceDot connected helmet impact detector, and the Schwalbe ProCore tire/tube system.

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Interbike: Schwalbe Procore dual-chamber tire system


Schwalbe seeks to revolutionize tires with a system that achieves low pressures for good traction but with good puncture resistance.

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Schwalbe Dual Chamber Mountain Bike Tire System


The dual chamber system allows extremely low air pressures around 14psi without the risk of snake-bites or the tire slipping on the rim.

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Review: Schwalbe Magic Mary and Rock Razor Tires


The Schwalbe Magic Mary is an excellent tire for loose, wet and muddy conditions, and excels as a front tire. The Rock Razor is a rear only specific tire, and excels in dry conditions, and the semi-slick center knob design offers a quick acceleration, response and control.

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Interbike 2013: Schwalbe Tires – Magic Mary and Rock Razor


For 2014, Schwalbe has two new gravity oriented tires, the aggressive Magic Mary and semi-slick Rock Razor, along with the cross-country Thunderbolt.

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Schwalbe Hans Dampf Super Gravity Tire


Now this is an interesting tire, the Hans Dampf Super Gravity 650b/27.5 tire. We have it in this new wheel size but it is also available in 26er. It is kind of an enigma but it makes sense as it has a kevlar bead, a downhill sidewall casing with dual carcass but single carcass under […]

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Schwalbe 2013 Tires – Hans Dampf, Rocket Ron, Nobby Nic


By Brian Mullin and Francis Cebedo For the 2013 product year, they’ll have most of the model range in 29er sizes (except gravity tires), and 650B will get the Hans Dampf, Nobby Nic, Racing Ralph, Rapid Rob and Rocket Ron. It’s nice to see Schwalbe stepping up to the plate with a big chunk of […]

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Schwalbe Nobby Nic 650B Review


The 650B is becoming the hot item, and all the bike manufacturers are jumping on its bandwagon, so new frames, tires, wheels and forks are all popping onto the horizon. For the 2013 product year, Schwalbe has the complete model range in 29er sizes, and 650B will get the Hans Dampf, Nobby Nic, Racing Ralph, […]

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Schwalbe MTB 2013


For the 2013 product year, they’ll have the complete model range in 29er sizes, and 650B will get the Hans Dampf, Nobby Nic, Racing Ralph, Rapid Rob and Rocket Ron (shown above in that order). All the tires get a new font look, and Schwalbe also is changing their information on the tire, so it’s […]

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Schwalbe Nobby Nic 650B Tires


Schwalbe is jumping on the 650B bandwagon with a couple of new tire entries for 2013, prominently the aggressive XC Nobby Nic. This definitely seems to be the year of 650B, although it’s being slowly morphed into being called the more appropriate and understandable 27.5. Most of the fork and tire manufacturers are rolling out […]

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Schwalbe Hans Dampf Review


The all condition’s mountain-bike tire, are tubeless ready with a non-directional tread pattern, and uses their tough SnakeSkin sidewalls, and was designed for dry and loose or wet and rooty and rocky terrain. The tires use their Triple Star rubber compound design, specifically the TrailStar version (High Performance Trail Ride Compound). I have been thrashing […]

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Schwalbe Fat Albert Review


Reviewed by Brian Mullin aka Gram and MTBR.com Pastajet http://www.gramslightbikes.com/ NOTE: Tires are a very personal thing, and they are hard to be subjective with. Tires are very dependent on the conditions and terrain they are used in and the riders riding style. When reviewing tires I had access to a very large swath of […]

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Schwalbe and DT Swiss 2010 Product Preview at Sea Otter Classic


For immediate release Stop by booth #200 at the Sea Otter Classic for a preview of 2010 product from Schwalbe and DT Swiss. While there, ask for your promo code for special on-line only discounts at www.schwalbetires.com source: Henry Horrocks, Schwalbe USA

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