Schwalbe 2011 Hans Dampf

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Schwalbe 2011 Hans Dampf

10 Reviews for 2011 Hans Dampf

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 In short words, im a bit worried, the SnakeSkin on the 2011 Schwalbe tires seem flimsy in comparison to previous years, the Trailstar compound feels softer than the previous GGC but rolls pretty good.

The HD itself lives up to the hype it created. Good rolling, great overall grip and good traction!
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 I would have to say the Hans Dampf is no Dampf good!! Brand new set on my Driver 8, first run did ok, as soon as i started flying i got 3 pinch flats! 2 in the back and one in the front at Winter Park. DH tubes in both so i tried different levels of psi. and was able to finish the day taking it easy. I have had better luck w cheaper downhill tires.
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 If I don't have anything nice to say I usually don't say anything but these tires are so bad I feel like I need to warn people. Do not buy these tires. These are the worst tires I have ever ridden in the 12 years I have been mountain biking. They came stock on my Norco Range. The tires have zero traction in the dry and rocky conditions of Colorado (the only place I have ridden them thus far). I have tried running them with tubes, tubeless, high pressure, low pressure and in between. They just slide off everything. Forget it if they get wet at all. Scary! Hopefully you are having a better experience but in my experience these tires are dangerous. I will end this review by making it sound positive ;-) ...They are a great combination of terrible traction, high rolling resistance and incredibly overpriced.
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 Sticks very confidently to off-camber rock and roots. Allows me to barrel through the trail quickly and with great stability. Does well on the road, have done a 26 mile road loop in under 2 hours and felt that the rolling resistance was a non-event when inflated to 40psi. Overall has been an excellent tire when grip and stability matters.
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 Have quite a selection of tyres to run now. Maxis, Michelin and Schwalbe only for me though. This is the most useful all rounder in the collection for sure. Downhill, Enduro, Trail, these have yet to come off the bike for something more specific, its the best all round tyre i've ever run.
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 Rolls great, grabs up in all the conditions I ride in in Santa Cruz, Marin, Tahoe. Light and supple. Snakeskin sidewall great in rock gardens. Trailstar compound a bit soft, I ripped of a couple knobs on the road.
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 Pros: Grippy and fat, almost floats fearlessly over terrain

Cons: Harder to start rolling in an AM/trail ride but once moving golden

Overall I feel more confident with these tires on my bike!
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 Good rear tyre for dry conditions only.
Rolls good in strait ahead (harder in the middle), in corners you feel the soft compound.
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 Super tire for all conditions I ride. Great on rocks, loose & loam. Recommend to anyone that rides their bikes to the limit.
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 Great tires. The sort of control and stickiness I had with Nevegals but faster rolling. No pinch flats in nasty rocks taking them down to 28 psi tubless.
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Schwalbe 2011 Hans Dampf (MSRP $96.65) — The latest creation of German tire technology. Ready for the ultimate trail ride. Amazing grip. Incredible control. TrailStar triple compound. Lite but tough SnakeSkin sidewalls. Perfectly easy tubeless ready fitting

Specifications Compare to other Tires

Price $97
Weight 750 g
Tire Width 2.35
Diameter 26"
Riding Genre AM/FR
Bead Type Foldable
Bead Type - there are two main types. Kevlar/Folding Bead (lighter and ca be folded so riders can put them in their jersey pocket or hydration pack incase they rip their sidewall) and Wire/Steel Bead (heavier, cheaper, not as strong or portable, and more difficult to mount on a rim).

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