Posts Tagged ‘Rubber’

Fat Tuesday – Surly Nate Tires

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Surly Nate 120 tpi Tire

The tire is the fat bike’s exclamation point, delivering its whole reason for being on a super wide, super low-pressure platter. Because the Pugsley was first imagined for life on earth’s loosest terrain, its tires — the Larry and the Endomorph — went all-in for sand and snow, featuring mega girth combined with low, flat tread patterns. But these days, fat bikes are covering all kinds of ground, venturing well beyond winter drifts. Plenty of riders are now looking for a tire that provides increased control — a true four-season, omniterra ripper. (more…)

Schwalbe Tires – Interbike 2012 (Video)

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Just a handful of years ago, Schwalbe wasn’t that well known as a major tire brand, at least not here in the States. Now it’s hard to go anywhere and not see some of their products. A large number of brands have been spec’ing them OEM and customers have been buying everything we can get our hands on. Let’s take a look at what’s new for 2013. Make sure to check out some of our other coverage from last week.


Schwalbe Tires – Interbike 2011

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Schwalbe has made major changes to their warehousing structure this year so we should be seeing better inventory availability from them. This is huge news since we saw such a great demand last year and were simply unable to meet all of it due to supply. They are also making some smart and exciting changes to popular models.

Schwalbe Hans Dampf

One of the big surprises to us was seeing the Racing Ralph pattern relabeled Rapid Rob. Confused? So were we until they explained the logic. The Racing Ralph still exists, but was upgraded heavily with double the number of transition knobs. They’re slightly smaller, but serve to lock up the turns with more confidence. The other change was to do away with the square pitting in the center of the lugs in exchange for a more flexible and grippy horizontal siping. The Racing Ralph also gets the same 127tpi casing as the Rocket Ron. Solid upgrades if you ask us! Don’t worry if you’re a die hard old school Ralpher, Schwalbe is keeping the tread around in the Rapid Rob with basic features and a steel bead. (more…)