With the ever increasing demand for super lightweight 29er tires, Schwalbe delivers the goods. We understand the desire and need for light weight wheel goods in the 29 variety. The larger diameter hoop adds a fair amount of rolling resistance and more weight you add top the already large wheel, the more sluggish and lethargic the handling manners become. Now comes the true challenge for the manufacturer: can a tire be produced that is race light, but durable and reliable. One company to date (name unmentioned) has tried to make a light race tire only to leave many riders stranded on the trail - tire unseating, burping air if running tubeless, cuts and holes in the tread and sidewall. With the Rocket Ron, we have witnessed the first super light race tires that you can rely on for excellent grip and handling manners as well as reliability in the field.
In terms of durability, Schwalbe uses a lightweight version of the proven Evo-carcass to help seal the sidewall when running tubeless as well as providing added durability from abrasion. The butyl coated UST bead securely fits into a UST rim for excellent sealing action and prevent the dreaded burping of air/sealant during aggressive riding. Schwalbe U-block tread made from proprietary PaceStar triple compound offer incredible grip for a tire this light. For rider familiar with the Schwalbe line-up this tire is It is essentially a Schwalbe Racing Ralph with tread blocks spaced out a bit further.