Range of use: Fast and dry XC tracks.
Extremely low rolling resistance, very light – Schwalbe’s fastest MTB tire. Tread design: Extraordinary amount of small and flat central studs for fast rolling and strong, pronounced outer studs for cornering control and grip.
- LiteSkin: The lightest option. LiteSkin MTB tires forego SnakeSkin, but still have high-pressure resistant tire beads. If you don't mind the extra effort, these tires can also be converted to tubeless by using a liquid sealant.
- Addix Speed is the compound for XC race specialists. There’s only one thing that ADDIX Speed really loves and that’s speed. So the rolling resistance has been chopped yet again. It’s lower than the previous PaceStar, but at the same time, ADDIX Speed is more durable and more resilient.
- Folding Bead
Heavier than folding (adds rotational weight)
Harder to store and transport
Easier to store and transport
Going tubeless allows you to run lower tire pressures without the added weight of a tube. Lower tire pressure has many benefits, including greater traction, lower rolling resistance over rough surfaces, and decreased risk of a puncture-related flat.
Tubeless-ready rims and tires are parts of a complete system that eliminate the need for tubes by creating an airtight chamber between the rim and tire. Liquid sealant is added to the chamber to fill small punctures and maintain air pressure while you ride.
UST (Universal Standard for Tubeless) is a specific type of tubeless system that dictates the shape of the rim and tire bead. UST rims should be paired with UST-specific tires for best results.