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    No good Schwalbe 2008 Racing Ralph 2.4

    It's great Schwalbe offerings keep growing, but who ever is making the calls on what tires get snakeskin or double protection is a KOOK!

    The new Racing Ralph is available in a 2.4 size, but no snakeskin. If you are buying a high volume wide tire, you probably need some damn protection.

    Way to go Schwalbe, Geeks!
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    From Schwalbe website: http://www.schwalbetires.com/node/1785

    Devilish grip! Nobby Nic has truly great grip, cornering speed and defies wash-out, which is why so many riders love it! And pros are surprised how it has been possible to have so much grip with such low rolling resistance. The secret is 3 +s: Hi-tech manufacture + an Evo-carcass + triple compound + U-blocks.

    New Width 2.4 now with SnakeSkin side wall. Fit for full-on Enduro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowdrifter
    It's great Schwalbe offerings keep growing, but who ever is making the calls on what tires get snakeskin or double protection is a KOOK!

    The new Racing Ralph is available in a 2.4 size, but no snakeskin. If you are buying a high volume wide tire, you probably need some damn protection.

    Way to go Schwalbe, Geeks!
    b/c the 50 gms the snakeskin adds would cause everyone to start complaining about how come a freakin race tire weighs so much.

    Just stick with the 2.25 snakeskins, they're only about 3-4mm narrower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vmajor
    From Schwalbe website: http://www.schwalbetires.com/node/1785

    Devilish grip! Nobby Nic has truly great grip, cornering speed and defies wash-out, which is why so many riders love it! And pros are surprised how it has been possible to have so much grip with such low rolling resistance. The secret is 3 +s: Hi-tech manufacture + an Evo-carcass + triple compound + U-blocks.

    New Width 2.4 now with SnakeSkin side wall. Fit for full-on Enduro.

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    I think they're website is jacked up. If you look at the details, the 2.4 is EVO only. I checked their German website as well, same deal, EVO only. They now have nobby nic in snakeskin, no RR..
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenLightGo
    b/c the 50 gms the snakeskin adds would cause everyone to start complaining about how come a freakin race tire weighs so much.

    Just stick with the 2.25 snakeskins, they're only about 3-4mm narrower.
    Their 2.25 tires are more like 2.0, so I need a 2.4 to get a decent width tire. I'm lardass, that needs wide fast tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowdrifter
    Their 2.25 tires are more like 2.0, so I need a 2.4 to get a decent width tire. I'm lardass, that needs wide fast tires.
    My 29x2.25 RR was a bit wider than that. The Evo casing is very nice - not paper thin but supple. Go for it.

    Random photos, same fork - but for compare/contrast purposes, best I've got.

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    hmmmm, them 2.25s do look good size. wondering if the 26er version is as wide.

    thanks green light go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowdrifter
    hmmmm, them 2.25s do look good size. wondering if the 26er version is as wide.

    thanks green light go.
    Fairly close I suppose. I ran 26x2.25 UST Alberts that were comparable width. My Flows on the 29er are wider than the 819 rims on my 26" bike so I think the volume on the 29x2.25s benefit from the wider rim.
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    I rode with a guy last weekend who was running the new 2.4 NN. Looked like a great tire.
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    Schwalbe has their tread design together, they just need more UST and snakeskin offering IMO.

    If there were a NobbyNic 2.4 UST, they'd be on my bike, same goes with the new Racing Ralph, it's no longer a semi slick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowdrifter
    same goes with the new Racing Ralph, it's no longer a semi slick.
    are you thinking the Furios Fred - it's their racing semi-slick.
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