Recently one of the Kenda SB8 tires on my son's hardrock got slashed by some glass. In looking for a new one, I came to discovery that Schwalbe now as a Rocket Ron in 24 x 2.10 (same size as the Kenda SB8). The Rocket Ron is a slightly more aggressive tire than the SB8 but also much lighter. I decided to order one and give it a go.
The good news is that the Schwalbe is actually close to its claimed weight. They say 445 grams, my scale 452 grams. This is a marked decrease from the 620 grams of the SB8 tires.
The bad news is these run smaller than their stated size. The Kenda's are spot on at 2.1 (51 mm). The Schwalbe comes in at 49mm. They are also considerably shorter, so a considerable loss in volume. Both measurements were taken on a Sun-Ringle Ryno rim (24.5 mm internal width).
I hope this helps anyone considering between these two tires.
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