For 2010, Schwalbe added new versions on its Evolution line under the Rocket Ron and Nobby Nic models. The new tires also come in 29-inch sizes.
Rocket Ron and Nobby Nic are well known in the MTB circuit because of Schwalbe’s Triple Nano compound that provides a strong grip without sacrificing your need for speed. Both models boast stable and dependable tires with U-blocks placed to improve grip at the corners.
The Nobby Nic 29er has side protection due to “snakeskin” feature unique to this model. The “all grounder” tire weighs 645 grams. It is the tire to get if you decide to ride under extreme conditions. With super grip and low resistance features, the tire gives good traction and is durable to withstand conditions from wet to muddy.
The Rocket Ron is much lighter than the Nobby Nic. It has a 127 EPI EVO casing and weighs only 520 grams. This tire is built for competition purposes with its massive grip but lightweight features. It also has a self-cleaning tread. It comes in 26-inch and 29-inch sizes. A limited version of snow-white tires is also available.
The tires will be in the market by mid-April. Price range will be $75 to $90.