Schwalbe Rocket Ron

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Schwalbe Rocket Ron

5 Reviews for Rocket Ron

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I take back what i said about this tire being strong for how light it is. I literally flatted on DIRT! 40psi and I flatted on dirt WTF???

I will be replacing these tires soon I think.

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I run these on my transition double and at first I was a little worried that they would flat on the first rock. I have hit some stuff pretty hard and so far so good. I am running them at 40psi which is recommended and even with that amount of psi in them they still have some bite.

Uphill crank mashing does slip the rear tire a little which could be crap if you really want to make that stupid steep climb. But all in all for the price I can say they are very good.
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 Best trail tire I've ridden to date. I can run them super low with light tubes and haven't gotten a flat on 60+ days of riding this year. Very light weight, great self cleaning and traction. Way faster than you'd think as well. Better all rounder than the Racing Ralph, which are awesome as well.
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 This is a pretty fast xc race tire and is good in the corners. Sadly it did not last the entire season because of a scratch in the side wall which lead to my tube popping out and exploding during a race. Also the treads did not seem to last that long. I will probably try out a new tire next season but i would still recommend this for anyone who wants a fast and light xc tire.
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 thumbs up on this tir , i like it on the 2.4" size for my hardtail that i ride downhill sometimes well usually. It works well for me and has never slipped. I run a 2.35" rear so.....................
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 great mud tire and isn't bad in the dry but I wouldn't recommend it, loved it for cornering in the mud and sheds it really well.
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Schwalbe Rocket Ron (MSRP $77.75) — Every racers’ dream come true. This super light ‚Rocket’ answers almost every demand at one time: Incredible grip with extremely low weight and fully loaded with all the latest technology – 127-Evo-carcass, Triple Nano Compound, U-Blocks forming an open tread that has exceptional self-cleaning properties. The Countdown begins! “This tire has awesome grip, both straight line and in curves. It works as well in wet conditions as it does in dry. The blocks are further apart than on the Racing Ralph, yet it runs just as well.”

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Price $78
Weight 181.43 g
Tire Width 2.1-2.4
Diameter 26
Riding Genre All Mountain / 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 50-127
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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