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Schwalbe AL GROUNDER 27.5 Inch Tire
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Schwalbe AL GROUNDER 27.5 Inch Tire

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Tough Tires For Sport Utility Bikes

The Schwalbe Al Grounder is the German brand's first tire specially designed for SUV bikes. With state-of-the-art tire technology and the looks of a motorcycle-tire, it easily masters on-road and off-road adventures.

Eco-friendly SUV bikes are robust, powerful and promise plenty of trips and great range—and for that, only the toughest tires will do.

The new AI Grounder has everything you need: with its wide tread bars it rolls lightly along roads and country lanes, maintaining sufficient traction on light off-road sections. The grippy, low-abrasion Addix Compound and Double Defense puncture protection in the RaceGuard version make this tire safe and durable.

The tread design is inspired by Scrambler motorcycle tyres from the 60s – which can even awaken a touch of wanderlust.

The Schwalbe Al Grounder tire is e-bike ready 50 and ECE-R 75 certified.


  • Versatile tread pattern designed for performance both on- and off-road
  • E-bike ready, 50 and ECE-R 75 certified
  • Super durable and puncture resistant with Addix compound and Double Defense protection
  • Reflective details on the sidewall for enhanced visibility in low light scenarios
  • 27.5 x 2.35 (60-584 ISO) & 27.5 x 2.6 (65-584 ISO) sizes available
  • Wirebead construction

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The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.



Wheel Size: 650B (ISO 584) 


Tire Type: Clincher-WireBead 


Threads Per Inch: 67 


E-Bike Ready?: E-50 

27.5 x 2.35 - Black/Reflective

Weight: 1020 grams

Mfg PartNum: 11159272 

Tire Width: 60mm (2.4in) 

27.5 x 2.6 - Black/Reflective

Weight: 1090 grams

Mfg PartNum: 11159274 

Tire Width: 65mm (2.6in) 


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Cool Beefy Cross tires, but skip them for the city.
by Moo
Cycling Enthusiast
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Great Schwalbe tires, no surprise. Excellent grip on hard pack fire roads and the like. But they are pretty noisy and slow on city streets and the handling is not for the road (~60m). I switched to the Super Moto-X which are quiet and quick on the streets, handle fantastic, but still have enough grip for some hard packed fun. Once things get sandy or single tracked, the Al Grounders are far superior. These are Town and Country tires, not for the Urban and Suburban'ites. FYI; both the 2.35 Al's and the 2.40 Moto-X's measured 2.25 on my wider ebike rims.

Reviewed 6/3/2023
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Good ebike tire, comfortable, quiet and confident. Tight fit on wide rims
by Anonymous
Daily Commuter
Portland, Or
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

I use these tires on a class 3 ebike in the city and suburbs. The 2.35's just fit on my bike that came with smaller road tires and 700c rims before I converted to wide 27.5 wheels for comfort. Lots of rubber helps. Good protection so far from broken glass. PSI 26 -54, I run them about 45 which seems hard enough to roll smooth and quick on pavement. Unlike some other large knobbys these are silent. Takes some work to install, centering the beads in the center of the rim where it's smaller helps. I'm hoping the wire bead will stretch over time to make removal easier.

Reviewed 2/16/2023
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Great tire for commuting.
by JohnS
Garden Grove

Hovsco Ranger E-bike makes riding to work sustainable.I took the knobbies off and replaced them with Schwalbe Al Grounder. Rolls smoother and faster, had to service the brakes... Class 3 hauls ass.

Reviewed 8/26/2023
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