FROM SCHWALBE: Schwalbe is launching new versions of its Rocket Ron and Nobby Nic MTB success models onto the market: both tires are now available also as a 29″ size (57-622, 29 x 2.25). These “twentyninersÃ¢â‚¬Â have long since attracted attention in the USA due to their solid performance in terms of track holding and rolling resistance and are now gaining in popularity in Europe as well.
Nobby Nic and Rocket Ron rank among the most sold MTB brand tires. They form part of Schwalbe’s exclusive Evolution Line combining the latest, state-of-the-art tire technology: the grippy, speed-loving Triple Nano Compound, an extremely flexible and sturdy carcass as well as cleverly placed U-blocks for improved cornering grip.
In the 29” version, the legendary “Allgrounder” Nobby Nic, for years now the serial winner in countless MTB tire tests, comes additionally equipped with a “snakeskin” that protects it from side damage. It weighs in at 645 grams.
Rocket Ron, on the other hand, is a super lightweight dedicated competition tire weighing a mere 520 grams Ã¢â‚¬â€œ with an incredible grip and good self-cleaning.
Those who love to be extravagant as well as fast will be pleased to hear that Rocket Ron is now available in the classic 26″ size as a Snow-White version in a limited edition (pictured after the break).
All the models are availableÃ‚Â from mid-April from specialist bike retailers and cost around Ã¢â€šÂ¬ 50 or Ã¢â€šÂ¬ 60 (for the white Rocket Ron).