Schwalbe Big Betty

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Schwalbe Big Betty

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 Oh, i really can't imagine why all u say that Schwalbe gripin well.. No ITS NOT. I had my Continental De Baron and Maxxis Minion DH on my bike and i felt that it works on grip, later i tried Intense tyre put on front wheel and on rear i used same DeBaron, and then i felt supergippy ride, also i used Intense Spike on rear (u can go on wet clay just without brakes, it grips just amazing, better then Wetscreams), it is nothing what to compare with BigBettys, Bettys just sliping as cow on ice if u comparin these tyres with real dh tyres. On tarmac it grips and cornerin well, but on sand u better use sth else if u would like not to crash and broke your helmet visor or sth more.. Also my friend bought brand new Muddy Marry and he also said, that Maxxis or Continental was way more grippy.
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 I have tried many tires, I am a tire junkie, but once I found these, was like founding the holy grail. These are absolutely amazing! They have become my favorite tire, and they will probably be for a long time. They roll great, amazing traction, fantastic grip!

Never have felt so light and secure on my bike!


For All Mountain go for both front and rear Big Bettys, and play with the compounds according to your conditions. For DH/FR the Big Betty 2.5 DH casin as a rear tires is amazing, go for a MM in the front.
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 Have and been using it as a front tire..

Excellent grip in the dirt, especially loamy/softer conditions..

Its barely average in the rocks... I always testride a tire in a street/driveway transition (that has a step in it of say an inch or so) and ride at a progressivly smaller and smaller angle to see how well the tire will climb/squirm or just slide out on this test... this tire slid much mroe than expected (and compared to the better rock tires - minions etc.) and when I rode in the rocks it behaved the same...

Durability seems great so far.

Final Score:
Dirt = Excellent
Rocks = Average
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 super tyre for light fr use and harder enduro rides. perfect grip in dry condtions. not the best on wet roots and stones. fat and light.
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 very good grip in the dirt strong tire last long very happy about it have a couple extra it's good on any other terain i recommend this tire for the freerider and downhiller
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 These tires are great! They came on my Scott Voltage FR20. Excellent cornering and fast rolling. They also clear mud out quite well. Overall a good choice for a DH tire!
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 Best rear tyre evar. Seemingly flat-proof and grips like a very grippy thing while having miniscule rolling resistance. Gets sketchy in the wet, but still a quality tyre.
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 Really grippy for sand, mud, dirt... Good on roots. Lightweight, great rolling on concrete tires. Best ever rode.
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 Running the betty's for halv a year and it still amazes me how much grip it has,very durable and perfect for all terrain.
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 Awesome tyre, superb grip!
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Schwalbe Big Betty (MSRP $64.15) — Just Freeride, no cosmetics. The large volume and HEAVY DUTY features make BIG BETTY really tough. The tread is optimized for braking performance and steering. Even so these qualities do not make it too heavy for uphill. Betty can also have a soft side - with super-soft Gooey Gluey Compound.

Specifications Compare to other Tires

Price $64
Weight 793.78 g
Tire Width 2.4
Diameter 26
Riding Genre Freeride
Bead Type Folding and Wire
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).
Rubber Durometer 67
Rubber Durometer - is the measurement used by the rubber industry to identify a the harness of rubber. This is important as the tire's durometer effects the grip, how fast the tire will wear, and if the knobs on a tire flex.

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