Schwalbe Fat Albert Front

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Schwalbe Fat Albert Front

2 Reviews for Fat Albert Front

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 Rode the 2006, 2007 and 2008 versions. When my last pair of 2008 is done, I'm eager to test the 2009 2.4" foldable ones. Good grip, good for downhilling, keeps you fast and fastened to the ground. Won't let you stick to the ground though, like Muddy Maries will. Good all-around Tire you can use for Dirt Jumping, Freeride, Downhill, 4X or any mountain adventure.
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 Great tire for AM/ light freeride/ f*cking around. Holds well, but doesn't hook so much that it tries to toss you. It's light, durable, and rolls super fast for how much traction it has.
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Schwalbe Fat Albert Front (MSRP $77.75) — It is almost ten years ago that Fat Albert took mountain biking into a new era. It was the first tire that provided both lightnessand large volume. Now there is a completely new Fat Albert. Its core competences remain though: Large volume. Low weight. Strong SnakeSkin side wall. FAT ALBERT FRONT. A new, special front only version is designed for safe handling and braking grip. And with U-Blocks on the shoulders the Fat Albert Front tackles curves precisely. The Tubeless version is particularly strong. A butyl layer covers the inside of the tire, while on the outside SnakeSkin fabric covers the side walls.

Specifications Compare to other Tires

Price $78
Weight 907.18 g
Tire Width 2.25-2.4
Diameter 26
Riding Genre Downhill / Freeride
Bead Type Folding
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 50-67
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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