Sea Otter - Schwalbe Tires

May 1, 2009
by Tyler Maine  
Schwalbe tires is looking to crack into the DH tire market in a bigger way with their newest offerings, the Dirty Dan and the Wicked Will. Partnering up with the Fox / Yeti team is going to be a great way to gather that all important real world testing and development too. At the Sea Otter we were able to sit down with Henry Horrocks and talk about the new 2010 offerings.

Check out the pics and video inside:
Henry talks to us about the new tire offerings from Schwalbe:
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Schwalbe Wicked Will:

The Wicked Will is a DH specific 26x2.5 tire. It comes in a Triple rubber compound, with a double carcass casing to reduce pitch flats in the rough stuff. New LST beads make this tire stay in place.


Schwalbe Dirty Dan:

The Dirty Dan is a MUD specific DH tire and comes in 26x2.5. It is available in either a Gooey Gluey or a triple rubber compound. Hot ticket would be a Gooey Gluey up front and a triple compound out back. New LST bead technology on this model too.



-Triple compound rubber means that the outer knobs are softer for grip and the inner tread is firmer to allow a lower rolling resistance.
-Gooey Gluey compound tires are softer across the whole tread pattern and offer greater grip at a higher rolling resistance
-Limited Slip Technology (LST) has been re-vamped for the 2010 tire models. The bead has a tighter fit and the rubber is tackier to keep it in place when hard on the brakes or getting zesty.
-New 2010 models will be available this May.

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34 Comments

  • + 9
 gooooey gluuueyBig Grin
  • + 7
 nicee!!
  • + 6
 Looks sweet. Anyway, I'm getting Schwalbe Big Betty Evolution Heavy Duty. It's not so easy to say Gooey Gluey Big Grin
  • + 5
 nice sideburns
  • + 4
 ya lol i like the names they sound fun Big Grin
  • + 5
 haha yeah they are fun names something like kona would think up almost haha
  • + 5
 They look like they'd eat small animals..
  • + 2
 my mate oliverhayes runs schwalbes and swears by em they're tons lighter and grip decent. i might too be on the bandwagon..............
  • + 3
 I wonder how long it will be before they run out of names!
  • + 3
 wow, that guy sounds like he doesn't know what he's talking about
  • + 1
 Schwalbe is an ultimate tire brand. I had maxxis minion dhf 2,35 and I changed them to schwalbe nobby nic 2,25. Much better grip and light weight.
  • + 3
 sweet tires , i love tires......
  • + 1
 Yea those look very similar to the minion and maxxis's mud specific tire. they look good, but im sticking to maxxis
  • + 2
 yeah they do lol ! still i would have a pair
  • + 0
 Every knobby tire these days just reminds me of the old Tioga Factory DH. We didn't need them back in the day and we don't need them now.
  • + 1
 the dirty dan would be nice if they work. hopefully they dont just fall off rims like the other schwalbe tyres do...
  • + 1
 Any one remember the Panaracer Spike tyres from the mid 90's?? they look exactly the same.
  • + 2
 I am hoping the softer rubber helps.... The mud tread design is NOT new but works
  • + 2
 any weight's on those? didn't say in the vid
  • + 2
 gnarly
  • + 1
 sickk im gonna buy some for sure
  • + 1
 ???Like MAXXIS's wetscream!!!
  • + 1
 those dirty dan 3C's may have to be purchased next... those look naughty!
  • + 1
 and they are proper lamb chop sideburns. mint
  • + 1
 wow, anyone recall the panaracer SPIKE? - DD looks like that, only wider!
  • + 1
 wow awsome tyres, i'll give them a go when theyr out here
  • + 1
 Can't wait to try some of these out.
  • + 1
 veeeerry niceSmile
  • + 0
 Ohh yeah sweet set of minions and wet screams guys. Well done!!
  • + 1
 looking BIG~!
  • - 3
 ah ha! So wicked will = minion and dirty dan = wet scream
I wonder what the weight is like compared to their closest rivals ie. the ones they copied
  • + 4
 The tread pattern is pretty different, maybe it's an improvement? Who knows till they're given a go...

Shame there's no 2.3 though...
  • + 2
 Dont look that fat for a 2.5 though...so they might be ok

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