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Schwalbe Hans Dampf Tire - 29in
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No trail shall go unconquered.

The Schwalbe Hans Dampf 29-inch Tire brings the all-mountain game of its famous 27.5-inch brother to the big-wheeled court, and now no trail shall go unconquered.

The Dampf's large and widely-spaced tread blocks, robust sidewall reinforcement, and relatively low weight all make the tire a particularly aggressive entry into the world of so-called wagon wheels. A majority of bikes in this category are high-speed, cross-country focused rigs focused on racing and efficiency, while Hans has his eye on bigger, gnarlier things. Think of it as a competitor in the 800m track-and-field event throwing on a pair of army boots — the results are still pretty fast, but now only more ready to tackle a wider variety of terrain.

The tire uses Schwalbe's 67tpi casing with a three-ply layer under the tread. This SnakeSkin version of the tire has Schwalbe's puncture-resistant casing that you can easily set up tubeless, and it's made with the company's TrailStar rubber compound, which is slower-rolling but grippier than the company's less tacky PaceStar compound.

  • Large, widely spaced lugs
  • Robust sidewall reinforcement
  • 67tpi casing
  • Tough, 3-ply reinforcement layer

Tech Specs

TrailStar triple compound
29 in x 2.35 in
tubeless-ready clincher
Claimed Weight:
850 g
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:

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good grip, no problems

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I run this in a 2.35 up front on my steel hardtail and so far so good. The tire has worn at an acceptable rate and affords good grip. I may go with a less aggressive tire next time for my own needs, but the Hans Dampf definitely serves a good purpose for more aggressive riding.

Great traction, and more!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been using this tire on the front of my 120/100mm travel 29er. I ride mainly on loose over hard conditions. This tire was an immediate traction improvement over the Maxxis Ardent 2.4 I was riding prior. I noticed more grip and confidence on the loose corners. No rolling resistance or weight penalty. I've also used it on rocky trails and moist dirt and can't find a place where I'd prefer another front tire. No tread issues yet after 2 months of use. I compromised with the Ardent for years as I couldn't find a wide yet not heavy front traction tire, but this is it!

Good quality, volume and traction.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Using this tire out front on both fs and ss at 22psi on AZ granite and sharp rock. No punctures or tears. Great tire but costly. The tire life seems to justify after buying bargain for a time and seeing perf and longevity.

Lots of Grip, Relatively Light for Size

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I switched to a Hans Dampf front tire in the summer when our trails started to wash out for additional grip. Its soft compound and big burly knobs combined with a nice 2.35 volume gives it plenty of predictable grip. At 830 grams its not a light tire by any means, but significantly lighter than other 29er trail tires in its class. One downside of the softer compound means that like most Schwalbes these wear down faster than a lot of other tires, but personally I consider it a fair tradeoff for the excellent performance i get out of them.