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Schwalbe Rapid Rob 29" Niner Branded Tire NO PCKG
The Rapid Rob picks up right where the Racing Ralph left off - providing a fast-rolling tire that grips on almost any surface. A slight variation on the Racing Ralph with slightly longer side knobs and slightly larger center knobs, Rapid Rob is a more versatile tread pattern for mixed surfaces. TRapid Rob has XC racing in its blood. This design begs for high speeds without having to skimp on the grip. The center knobs are short for low rolling-resistance while the side knobs provide excellent traction while cornering, however aren't too aggressive, keeping the tire light and agile. Most importantly, this tire uses Schwalbe's top-of-the-line Evolution casing and tubeless ready design for maximum performance. Throw a pair of these on and go chase some KOMs!
Please Note: This tire is branded with Niner logos on the label, but it is a Schwalbe tire all the same. Throw it on your bike and shred the trails!
|Size||29 x 2.4|
|Conditions||Hardpack, Loose, Loamy|
|Bead||Folding Tubeless Ready|
I'm 160 lbs and have been riding and racing for almost 20 years, so I put these tires to the test. Due to the Rigid front fork and my weight, I typically run these a little lower pressure (18 lbs) than someone would with a shock, but I'm continuing to set new PRs, since the switch. Definitely more confidence inspiring in the turns.
Pros: Light, Corners and Grabs great on Med-Hard surface, Tracks well in rock gardens, Fast with Low Rolling Resistance.
Cons: Doesn't tend to grab as well in the loose stuff. Not a big deal, but worth noting. If running tubeless, they tend to sweat out the Stans fluid (very slow) and you tend to get little tiny moisture bubbles and wet splotches on the tire. I typically lose around 2-3 pounds of pressure in a 24-48hr period. But if you're a regular rider you probably check your pressure before every ride anyway.
1 year ago
I checked the beads to make sure they were seated and they were. So be it. I'll forget my OCD ways and ride them for now.
1 year ago
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