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Keeping up with the industry's push towards high volume tires, the Schwalbe Rocket Ron Tire is beefed up just short of plus-sized territory for greater grip and plush characteristics. It retains the self-cleaning, open tread profile of the original version for minimal rolling resistance without sacrificing much in the way of cornering grip across mixed surfaces. In fact, its faster rolling profile makes it excel as a rear tire where minimizing rolling resistance is essential to maintaining speed on cross-country trails.
Its larger volume allows you to drastically lower the pressure for unrelenting grip around sweeping corners, trail rubble, and loose rocks. Since its volume falls short of gargantuan 3.0-inch tires, you'll enjoy a significant weight savings in the neighborhood of 100 grams when compared to its plus-sized brethren. This particular version enjoys puncture-resistance from its SnakeSkin reinforced casing, which is essential when you're riding a high volume tire that's more prone to sidewall tears, due to running it at a lower pressure.
- High volume tire with minimal rolling resistance
- 2.6-inch width for gobs of traction and plush support
- SnakeSkin casing reinforces sidewalls from tears
- Self-cleaning, open tread profile is fast rolling