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Intelligent tire choices make all of the difference on race day. And for dry, fast conditions, you'd be hard pressed to find one better than the Schwalbe Furious Fred EVO TL Ready 29in Tire. Its minimalistic center tread decreases rolling-resistance, while low, diamond-shaped knobs provide enough bite to confidently guide you through corners.
The Furious Fred employs Schwalbe's PaceStar compound for its construction. But, what's in a name? Basically, PaceStar means that there's two different rubber compounds employed in this tire. The center of the tread gets a harder rubber compound, which enhances the fast-rolling properties and prolongs the life of the tire. Meanwhile, the side knobs get a tackier, softer durometer rubber compound in order to enhance cornering grip. So, you get a tire that rolls fast and grips in turns -- the best of both worlds. To further knock down the rolling-resistance, the Tubeless Ready designation indicates that these tires have an enlarged bead hook and reinforced sidewalls. Both of those traits help the tire to seat without tubes, and to maintain a constant seal with the rim. Even better, a tubeless setup equates to reductions in both weight and rolling resistance. This way, you don't waste watts during your next race.
The Schwalbe Furious Fred EVO TL Ready 29in Tire is designed to be tubeless ready (TL), but it's necessary to use a liquid sealant within the tire in order to seal the bead and to protect against thorn or debris punctures. This tire is available in the color Black and in a 29x2.0in size.