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    Schwalbe Rapid Rob???

    Anyone have any information on this new Schwalbe tire?

    I've noticed this tire in the 2011 Scott catalogue the other day as a CX tire on some models of bikes.
    Also looks like its OEM on some Cube bikes as a MTB tire as well.



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    no info, but schwable has the best tire names.

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    Oh man, another RR, why can't it be other letters. JJ, KK, anything but R,N,M. ah Pat I'd like to buy a vowel

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimi1885
    Oh man, another RR, why can't it be other letters. JJ, KK, anything but R,N,M. ah Pat I'd like to buy a vowel
    juicey jordan, killer kyle? i cant make it work

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    Jamming John sounds good to me.

    Best, John

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    This is just the old racing ralph with a new name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevorken
    This is just the old racing ralph with a new name.
    yep... confirmed by Schwalbe.
    OEM only tires based on the original Racing Ralph pattern but branded with the new name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PUBCRAWL
    yep... confirmed by Schwalbe.
    OEM only tires based on the original Racing Ralph pattern but branded with the new name.
    And not a bad tread. I liked the old RaRa tread pretty well.
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    Confirmed shmonfirmed. That tire doesn't look at all like a Racing Ralph. Very loosely based on... maaaaybe , renamed Ralph? Uh... no.
    There's RaRa, RoRo, and now RaRo.
    I agree... good looking tread, but not that exciting if they're only OEM and only on kid bikes.
    RaRa:

    RaRo:
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    Quote Originally Posted by meltingfeather
    Confirmed shmonfirmed. That tire doesn't look at all like a Racing Ralph. Very loosely based on... maaaaybe , renamed Ralph? Uh... no.
    There's RaRa, RoRo, and now RaRo.
    I agree... good looking tread, but not that exciting if they're only OEM and only on kid bikes.
    RaRa:

    RaRo:

    They do look like an exact copy of the original Racing Ralph.
    Sorry but your comparison photo of the Ralph is the new pattern Ralph not the original pattern.

    This is the original pattern from a few years back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meltingfeather
    Confirmed shmonfirmed. That tire doesn't look at all like a Racing Ralph. Very loosely based on... maaaaybe , renamed Ralph? Uh... no.
    your Ralph picture is of the new tread design that's been around since 2008, but as they said this is the older Ralph tread from 2007 and earlier. Here's a picture I found as proof

    edit: beat to the punch, I see. I wanted to deliver the smackdown this time

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    Should have called it the "Retired Ralph", or "Retro Ralph" or "Revived Ralph" LOLOLOLOL!!!11!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PUBCRAWL
    They do look like an exact copy of the original Racing Ralph.
    Sorry but your comparison photo of the Ralph is the new pattern Ralph not the original pattern.

    This is the original pattern from a few years back.
    Y'all are right... I didn't pick up on the importance of the "old" and "original" RaRa in your posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boomn
    your Ralph picture is of the new tread design that's been around since 2008, but as they said this is the older Ralph tread from 2007 and earlier. Here's a picture I found as proof

    edit: beat to the punch, I see. I wanted to deliver the smackdown this time
    thank you, sir, may I have another?
    Last edited by meltingfeather; 12-08-2010 at 09:05 PM.
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    Time to stop believing the hype and start doing some science.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beanbag
    Should have called it the "Retired Ralph", or "Retro Ralph" or "Revived Ralph" LOLOLOLOL!!!11!!!
    I like it!
    Quote Originally Posted by pvd
    Time to stop believing the hype and start doing some science.
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