Rated 5 out of 5 by gingertim93 Best tyres available for this price!
I recently purchased a Diamondback Peak HD which came fitted with these tyres and was blown away after finding out they were so cheap! Ignore the 'beginner' label in the description, these beauties can roll with the best of them.
I have used these in a variety of different situations, from road riding, to XC to freeride and even some downhill, and they performed brilliantly in all of them. Granted you would receive better results from tyres that were specifically designed for those areas, but for an all rounded the Rapid Rob hits the jackpot.
Favourite all round tyre by a long shot!
05 September 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by M918 Very good!
My CUBE came with these tyres and they were great. They gripped well in muddy conditions and were also "rapid" in the dry. They lasted about a year with regular riding (2-3 rides a week). Most other Schwalbe tyres are expensive and I assumed these would be £40-£50 each, so I'm VERY surprised to find them for £13.99 - great value! (Although I expect they're probably heavier than the more expensive tyres)
27 August 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brizey Good performer
Easy to fit, look good and they perform up to standard.
Outlasts the factory fitted Continental tyre which punctured within a few rides.
16 August 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous A great Tyre
These tyres don't deserve the "rookie" label, I bought a pair for training as they're a fraction of the price of Racing Ralphs, and they're really quick, ok not as quick as race tyres but pleanty fast enough for your favourite trails or day rides, pleanty of air volume make for a comfy ride, and steering feels very conected, they're a bit dodgy on damp roots and slimy rocks but they handle the wet quite well, so I'll be sticking with these for the rest of the Summer.
01 May 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Coolio
A great tyre for the price. i had total confidence with them on the dry semi-fast off road track. cornered lovely and also a fairly good road roller when getting to the offroad area... not too much drag :)
05 September 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Great tyre for spring/summer, drier days
These tyres came on my Cube and I must say apart from the weight(720g each!)these have not let me down once in 500kms of mixed hard riding . No punctures, no problems ,fit and forget. not so clever in the really wet stuff, on wet rock for example , they slip a bit more than I'd like , but for the price, you can't complain !
07 July 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Stay Away
By far the worst tyre I have ever had. More plastic than rubber. Came on my Cube Ltd Race, and I'd rather throw them away. They are fine for dry roads, and dry hardpack. I got two punctures within the first 2 weeks. One was a thorn, and the other in fairness couldn't be helped, it was a piece of steel. I am only an intermediate rider at best, but I loved going downhill as fast as possible. I have lost confidence because of these. I just bought a Conti X King after reading good reviews, so I'll be writing one for them in a few days all going well. Avoid these if you cycle in all conditions on all surfaces. They are just terrible.
26 June 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Rapid Robs Review.
These tyres live up to their name. They are a very quick rolling tyre despite being heavier than the Rocket Rons and Racing Ralphs (iirc) but at just £28 a pair they are unbelievabnle value! I've had two summers on these tyres with just one puncture and the grip is great. Beware though that these are only a summer tyre! Wet grip is shockingly poor. Overall, an awsome value summer tyre.
25 May 2012