Schwalbe Fat Albert Reviews


Schwalbe Fat Albert

Avg Rating: (4.50 out of 5) 2 gear reviews
MSRP: $70.00
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It is almost ten years ago that Fat Albert took mountain biking into a new era. It was the first

tire that provided both lightnessand large volume. Now there is a completely new Fat Albert.

Its core competences remain though: Large volume. Low weight. Strong SnakeSkin side wall.

FAT ALBERT REAR. On the rear Fat Albert provides reliable power transfer. The Rear version

has U-Blocks specially positioned to optimize traction and give more control in curves.

Fat Albert has tough, resilient lugs, because durability counts more than saving the last gram.

The Tubeless version is particularly strong. A butyl layer covers the inside of the tire,

while on the outside SnakeSkin fabric covers the side walls.

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John Fisch on September 19, 2010
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Pros: Great all-around tire.
Pretty light for the volume.

Cons: Not as good in the deep gravel as my Maxxis Advantage 2.4. Pricey!

Recommendation: This may be the best all-around all mountain tire I've had. Many of my local trails have lots of loose gravel, so my old Maxxis rides better there, but anywhere else, the Fat Albert is the ticket.

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syd on July 16, 2010
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Pros: Good traction on the dryer - medium stuff. Holds well in corners and has sufficient volume to not pinch a tire on a rock garden

Cons: none

Recommendation: Great tire for a AM - FR rider. I love the cornering force you can get out of this tire in most conditions that are around my place. (loom to hardpack, rockgardens, logs).

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Schwalbe Fat Albert 4.50 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.