Schwalbe Rocket Ron Tire Review

4.67 out of 5
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By Jeff Barber    on Feb 9, 2017

By Jeff Barber    on Dec 4, 2017

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August 16, 2015
Model/Year: 2012

Pros: Super fast
Great grip for the weight
Sheds mud

Cons: Wears fast
Very pricey

Recommendation: This tire is super fast for a knobby tire, and has great grip for a tire so fast. Many complain that they shred the thin sidewalls, but mine have held up great (I'm not very big). These tires do burn off very quickly, especially in the rear. This can be minimized by staying off pavement. This is my favorite rear tire when riding on XC trails with few rocks. I do prefer to stagger them with a more aggressive tire in the front so that my rear tire breaks loose first.

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April 2, 2015
Model/Year: 2014

Pros: Lightweight, fast rolling and great corner carvers.

Cons: VERY thin sidewall is cut easily on sharp rocks. Price x sharp rocks = I'm broke now.

Recommendation: I have bought six of these tires now. The standard tire does not hold up with the sharp rocks that I ride. I purchased the Snake Skin version of these tires and have fewer problems. I recommend these as a race-day only tire.

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December 14, 2013
Model/Year: 2012

Pros: Good grip, light, relatively fast rolling, good soft compound.

Cons: Wears fast in the rear if ran on pavement (not recommended with this tire).

Recommendation: This came stock on my Scott Scale and I normally run Race Kings. However if it starts to get greasy or snowy then I switch to these.

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Schwalbe Rocket Ron 4.67 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 3 user reviews.