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Schwalbe Rick XC is that new In-Between Race Tire

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Designed to sit down between the semi-slick Thunder Burt and oblong-treaded Racing Ralph, the brand new Schwalbe Rick XC serves as a dry situations race tire that works entrance and rear.

Nevertheless it’s greater than only a new tread sample for the model, it’s additionally their first 2.4″ width in a cross country-specific tire. As such, it seems like an important rear tire to pair with one thing a bit of grabbier on the entrance for blended situations, however in the intervening time their different quickest tires high out at 2.25″ and a couple of.3″. For now, anyway.

L to R: Thunder Burt, Rick XC, and Racing Ralph. All pictures c. Schwalbe.

Small, low-profile middle knobs present extra climbing and braking traction than the barely-there nubs on the Thunder Burt, however roll quicker than the Racing Ralph’s paddle-like tread. Rectangular transition knobs with recordsdata between them result in taller shoulder cornering knobs.

Mixed, they are saying it “combines grip and low rolling resistance like no different Schwalbe XC tire”. It’s additionally E-25 e-bike rated, and is available in two variations and two sizes:

  • 29 x 2.25 Tremendous Race I Addix Pace
  • 29 x 2.25 Tremendous Floor I Addix Speedgrip
  • 29 x 2.40 Tremendous Race I Addix Pace
  • 29 x 2.40 Tremendous Floor I Addix Speedgrip
Schwalbe rick xc mountain bike tire tread closeup.

The tan-wall Addix Pace fashions have a better durometer rubber that rolls quicker however has barely much less grip. The black wall Addix Speedgrip fashions are a bit softer and gripper, however with barely extra rolling resistance. Weights are the identical between them by dimension – 29×2.25″ are 680g, and 29×2.4″ are 760g.

Out there now, MSRP €68.90 (about $90 USD).


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