The name alone indicates how significant this new tire is for Schwalbe. It is the fastest and at the same time most reliable competition tire we have ever made. It is manufactured in a separate facility built exclusively for the production of this new topclass tire.
Size: ETRTO 60-584 (27.5 x 2.35 Inch)
Execution: Super Gravity, TL-Ready
Weight: 1065 g (37 oz)
Pressure: 1.60 - 3.50 Bar (23 - 50 psi)
Maximum load: 115 kg
ETRTO 60-622 (29 x 2.35 Inch)
Execution:Super Gravity, TL-Ready
Weight:1135 g (40 oz)
Pressure:1.60 - 3.50 Bar (23 - 50 psi)
Maximum load:125 kg
Super Gravity has a new carcass construction at its core. The principle is a familiar one in motorbike tires. We have taken the best features and developed them further for the MTB. For SUPER GRAVITY the sidewalls are made up of four layers of carcass material, but there are only two layers underneath the cap*.
The next trick: The whole tire (not just the sidewalls) is encased in SnakeSkin fabric. Weight is negligible – and it helps a lot. In fact, it stabilizes and protects while remaining extremely flexible. At the same time it is ideal for Tubeless Ready application.
So Super Gravity means: The tire walls are more robust. The cap is more flexible. The tire is lighter. Or in a single sentence: Downhill ruggedness at Enduro weight.
Super Gravity weighed up: When combined with Tubeless Ready riders save an impressive 700 grams in weight in comparison with a conventional downhill tire. Not just somewhere on the frame, but on the rotating mass!
*The classic downhill tire construction has six layers under the cap. This adds unnecessary weight and unfortunately also makes the cap rigid and hard.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by Unreal1066 Amazing winter grip but heavy
The traction you get with this tyre is just so impressive, You can turn in without truly slipping too badly and climb because of the superb grip. I have found that the tubeless ready tyre with the tubeless liquid does make the bike significantly heavier. This is disappointing as I was hoping to lose weight on the bike by fitting tubeless.
01 March 2014