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Schwalbe Rocket Ron Addix Tire - 27.5 Plus

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    Rocket Ron Addix Tire

    Combining speed and corner control at the highest level, the Schwalbe Rocket Ron Addix 27.5 Plus Tire delivers incredible grip with extremely low weight and rolling resistance. Its Addix Speed compound is more than capable of handling varied terrain and multiple surfaces, while its additional width enhances volume for even more traction and control. Then, the SnakeSkin sidewall protection helps defends against slashes and debris on the trail, while the open-design tread keeps you moving fast, sheds mud, and provides grip when you need it.

    • Lightweight, speedy XC tire designed to handle all terrain
    • Addix Speed compound has low rolling resistance and durability
    • Open-design of treads provides fast speed and self-cleaning
    • Plus-size width adds float, traction, and control
    • Item #SCH002K

    Compound
    Addix Speed
    Size
    27.5x2.8in, 27.5x3in
    Type
    clincher, tubeless-ready
    Protection
    SnakeSkin
    PSI
    20-45g
    Bead
    foldable
    Claimed Weight
    735g
    Recommended Use
    cross-country, trail
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited

    Tech Specs

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    >Rating: 1

    Made it about 200 yards before they tore

    Familiarity:
    I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I have no idea how it happened, but I put these tires on and managed to slice the sidewall within about 200 yards of my first ride. I was on my go to local easy trails, rode over a rock and heard a massive hiss. I wish I could tell you more about these tires, but considering my rear tire made it less than half a mile I can't imagine anything I'd say at this point would be very positive.

    >Rating: 4

    Great, but loud and fragile.

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    Have ridden two of these to death as a rear tire on my all-mountain, hardtail 97+ mullet. The first one, pre-Addix, lasted about a year. The 2nd one, with Addix, last almost two years (see picture). I ride mostly Appalachian rooty, rocky trails, and compete in a few endurance XC races every year. Because I'm a cheapskate, I ride any tire probably 6 months past when I should change it. This tire grips well, in all kinds of weather and terrain (I've taken my bike (with this tire on the rear) to Montana for a few rides.) It does particularly well in wet roots. But I ride maybe 10 miles of pavement to get to the trails and it's comical how loud this tire is. Also, even the Addix version tends to wear out "too" quickly. The side knobs are torn in half before the center-tread is half-worn. And... both tires I've had, have burped flat more than a few times each--which is always extremely annoying--and a little dangerous. So, yesterday, I switched to a Maxxis Ikon, 2.8. I can already say that the Maxxis airs up easier, and is a lot quieter and smoother on the road. But... I've read it sucks on wet roots. We'll see, come Autumn. I may have to return to the 'fragile, loud and grippy' Rocket Ron 2.8.

    Have
    >Rating: 2

    mixed feelings

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    tire is light and has great grip, knobby enoughin 2.8 on my + bike. not that durable though. I've thrashed a few less than a month after purchase.

    Hey Luke - Did you thrash these Rocket Ron's with the new Addix compound? Or the older Rocket Ron's?

    Addix, just thrashed another one with lots of tread left, time for something new.