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Item # SCH001E

Grippy and rippy.

Downhill, enduro, all-mountain, it doesn't matter—if you need grip, durability, and the confidence to push it, shoe up with Schwalbe's Magic Mary 27.5in Tire. Just look at it: giant blocky tread eats technical trails and loose corners for lunch, and the tough bead locks onto your rim like a grappling hook onto a castle wall. Schwalbe serves up the Mary in two versions, a SnakeSkin and a SuperG. SnakeSkin's made with Schwalbe's original puncture-resistant TrailStar ruber, while the SuperG loads up with a bombproof VertStar compound that is tough enough to ride down trails made of nails and broken glass (don't actually do that, though).

  • TrailStar (SnakeSkin) or VertStar (SuperG) rubber compound
  • Folding bead
  • Quadruple-reinforced sidewalls
  • Double-layer tread reinforcement

Tech Specs

Compound:
[SnakeSkin] TrailStar, [Super Gravity] VertStar
Size:
27.5 x 2.35 in
Type:
folding
PSI:
23 - 50 PSI
Claimed Weight:
[SnakeSkin] 835 g, [Super Gravity] 1100 g
Recommended Use:
enduro, downhill
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited

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So far so GREAT

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I got this tire for the fall, and spring riding around the Tetons. I had a few concerns.

1. The sidewall wouldn't hold up or would be too soft and flex/roll. I haven't had any problems yet, but it is too soon to really comment, and to be fair I did get the lighter of the two options to try and counter act the increased rolling resistance.

2. The rolling resistance would be too big to cancel out the extra grip. No one will ever confuse this tire for an XC race tire, its noticeably slower then the DHF I have been running all spring and summer. However it also grips much better in the less then perfect conditions we've had so far.

3. Its listed as a smaller tire then I normally like. No problems with the smaller size when mounted to Stans Flow EX wheel, its has a lot of sidewall, and is wider then I thought it would be.

So far so GREAT

Moon Dust Monster!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been riding this tire for a month or so now, and I love it! I'm coming from a Minion DHF that I thought I would never part with, but with the lack of rain and the 2 or 3 inches of moon dust on the trails these days the bigger knobs of the Magic Mary are much appreciated! Definitely not the fastest rolling tire around, but it hooks up incredibly and nimbly picks its way through the worst of trails. I highly recommend it if you're looking for something just a little bit burlier!

So Sticky

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Haven't ever run a front tire that inspires so much confidence. Whether or not you will be able to clear a section will not have to do with the ability of this tire. I hear durability can be an issue, but after several rides I'd say it is a fair trade off for superior grip. I got the super gravity casing and haven't even come close to burping a tire.

So Sticky

Race Grade Rubber

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Came off a few years of primarily riding the Minion DHF up front, with trimmed Wet Screams as my intermediate/wet conditions alternative. I spent last season on the Super Gravity Magic Mary, ran through a handful, and I can see why these have largely surpassed the Minions as an all-conditions option among the pros. They're essentially a trimmed spike with a larger volume. They roll adequately fast for a soft compound tire, with excellent edging grip and braking traction. Wear rate is about in line with other soft compound tires (similar to Maxxis Super Tacky, wears faster than 3C). The SG casing does give up some durability to a true dual-ply, especially as the casing wears out, but I've found that replacing them at reasonable intervals yields adequate flat resistance. FWIW, I have it on good authority that the Giant factory downhill team has been racing the SG casing with a run-of-the-mill tubeless setup successfully for the past two seasons. As for trail bike use, they're ideal for enduro racing, but for anything less demanding, they're likely overkill.

Race Grade Rubber

Soooo much grip

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

More grip then I can shake a stick at, and I'm pretty good a shaking a stick. These tires will hold high lines better then any other tire. The DH casing is bomb prof and will never role off your rim, the down side; SUPER HEAVY. If you like going fast downhill, this is the tire for you.

So much traction!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Swapped these out for my stock Nobby Nics that came on my Scott Genius and all I can say is WOW! These tires have so much traction and allow for some serious high speed turns. The biggest surprise for me was how well they performed in the loose and dusty dirt. My old tires were always washing out but the Magic Mary's are super stable and locked in at any speed! Definitely worth the price tag!

Awesome Grip

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've always been a Maxxis fan and swore by their tires, but I recently got a new DH bike that came with these tires and they are great. Riding super steep/loose stuff these provide the most confidence inspiring traction I have experienced. These things are quite spendy, but I'm starting to see why.

Traction Found

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've been a long time user of the Schwalbe Nobby Nic and finally tried out the Magic Mary. Holy traction finders! The knobs are huge and grip on to the dirt tighter than that creepy Gollum thing (from Lord of the Rings) gripped on to that pesky ring. With the severe drought affecting us out West, the trails have been dusty and blown out even through winter. With the Magic Mary there is hope for traction to be found.

Traction Found

What is the weight of the Super G?

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The Super G weighs in at 1,144.4 grams. If you can live with added weight this tire will provide incredible control and grip in any condition you might encounter while on the trail.

This is an update to my posted review. Friends of mine have been riding this tire since last season and had nothing but high sentiment for this tire. I have now ridden this tire for a few weeks and so far I have encountered conditions ranging from mud to hardpack to deep gravel and rocks. THIS TIRE ROCKS!


In mud this tire is planted and does not wash out like some lower profile tires do. The tire corners exceptionally well due to the soft rubber compound and stiff sidewalls. Rocks...what rocks? This thing destroys rocks and deep gravel and begs you to find more extreme conditions to ride it in.


Sure this is a heavy tire. If you can shed a few grams elsewhere then you will not regret running this tire. It increases control while running flat out, slamming the brakes into a switchback, or while navigating rough terrain. I run this as a front tire and it has increased my confidence ten fold.


Schwalbe makes some of the best rubber I have found from any company. It sticks to anything you might encounter on the trail. The drawback for this stickiness is the high cost of these tires and they wear out quickly compared to some harder rubber compounds. However for anyone looking to increase grip on the front end this is the tire you have been searching for. Buy it while they are in stock since this tire sold out quickly last season and was almost impossible to find.