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The Front Wheel Specialist
The Schwalbe Racing Ray Super Ground 29 inch MTB tire is completely new for 2020, with an extra aggressive XC profile paired with the versatile Addix Speedgrip compound.
Rising to meet the challenges of modern XC racing, the RACING RAY will maximize your steering stability and control.
Pair with a RACING RALPH in the rear for a deadly one-two-punch XC shredding combo.
Super Ground—Durable and Lightweight With All-Round Application
Schwalbe's proven SnakeSkin construction has been further improved—a light and flexible fabric layer makes the tire cut-proof, both on the tire sidewalls and under the tread.
Low weight with good puncture protection allows for a wide range of technical applications— from XC to All Mountain.
The superground construction is Perfectly suited for hardtails and bikes with medium travel.
- Shifted center blocks enable precise steering and high braking traction
- Stable shoulder blocks for precise steering
- Very quiet rolling characteristic with extremely low rolling resistance
- Folding bead, TLE
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Since I began riding 29ers a decade ago, I've ridden and raced Racing Ralph's. They were fast and absolutely predicable, but a few years ago they changed the Racing Ralph tread to be a rear specific tire with the Racing Ray being the front companion. While the Racing Ray is an alright roller, it has horrible predictability in the turns. The old Racing Ralph gave warning that it was going to let go, but the Racing Ray simply dumps you without a chance at recovery. I thought it may simply be me getting used to a new tire but I rode this tire for several months, and the behavior was consistently bad; it definitely made me a slower rider. After a switch to a different tire, I'm back to speed and cornering confidently without issue. I typically ride loose over hard, hard, and sandy/sandstone trails.
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