Friday, January 10, 2014

Schwalbe Thunder Burts... I like 'em!

Schwalbe Thunder Burts have become my favorite tire!

They float over soft stuff

Perfect on hard-pack (Strada Rossa there, people!)

And they roll great on asphalt!

Although labeled 2.10", the 27.5"/650b/584 tires measure 49 mm wide at casing, and 50 mm at knobs on 28mm wide Velocity Blunt rims. So more like a 2.0" tire."

These are the dual-compound tires, not the EVO tires. I bought them a German retailer as they met my needs perfectly. EVO line would be nice to run tubeless, but that's the only downside to the dual compound in my opinion.

These are perfect all-around tires for my dry conditions. I ride about five miles to the trail heads on streets, so want something that does good on the road. But then I need it to dig in good in the dirt. I have been running Kenda Slant Six tires on my 29er, but will probably switch to these there as well!!!


Irving said...

These look cool. I have some Vee Rubber X-C-X that measure roughly 46-47mm but would love to see if these clear my Rawland Stag...

cyclotourist said...

If you have the clearance, you'll like these. Especially if you ride on the road a bit with them. The X-C-X are supposed to be pretty slow on the road, and the Speedsters are in my experience as well.

Philip said...

Sweet looking cockpit! I like the look of the tires, too. I'm in the market for uber fat Knobbies. OB-1 K'nobbies sound perfect...the gryphon turns out to be a mountain bike, not a road bike.

cyclotourist said...

Grypon is a MTB... who knew! :-)

Racing Ralphs are pretty awesome, Smart Sams as well. Schwalbe don't make bad tires! But these are pretty darn good if you want tires right at 2.0" and that are fast on the road.