Razor. Hammer. Bulldozer. It's all here.
The Schwalbe Rock Razor 27.5-inch Tire is named appropriately. Why? It slices through the nasty stuff with the ease of a sharpened blade, simultaneously lending the rider a feeling of effortlessly pushing through or over whatever lies ahead.
The Rock Razor is a semi-slick gravity and enduro tire aiming for hardpack or semi-hardpack courses. The tread pattern features medium-spaced, low-profile tread blocks flanked by chunky shoulder knobs, all of it oriented toward fast straight-line speed with the excellent cornering traction necessary for high-speed cornering on technical terrain. The SnakeSkin version of the Rock Razor features the company's original puncture-resisting casing, while the SuperG (for Super Gravity) version of the tire gets even more heavy duty in preparation for the big stuff. The sidewalls are quadruple reinforced, while a double-layer of reinforcing material is applied just beneath the tread.
- Semi-slick design
- Low-profile, medium-spaced center knobs for speed on hardpack
- Aggressive side lugs for excellent cornering traction
- Quadruple reinforced sidewalls
- Double-layer of material just beneath tread
- Available in SnakeSkin and SuperG version
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Reviews & Community
Fast and Sticky
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I love this style of rear tire, fast nobs on the top and sticky lugs on the side. These things are tacky when you lay them down low on berms, and fast when rolling down the single track. They do fairly well in muddy situations and I haven't had any notable issues whatsoever. I have it paired with the Magic Mary up front, and am SUPER satisfied with the tire setup!!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
There are lighter and longer-lasting tires out there, but for something that rolls fast, grips hard, and offers real protection against flats and rim damage, the Super Gravity Rock Razor has few equals. Despite the micro-knob center tread, they have a surprising amount of braking traction, and the cornering knobs bite hard across a broader range of trail conditions than you might guess. They wear out fairly fast, especially if you're riding rocky terrain, but the tradeoff will be worthwhile for racers and those who appreciate race-grade rubber.