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Schwalbe Racing Ray ADDIX 29" MTB Tire (HS489)

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Excellent cornering for an XC tire, durability TBD
by MRod
Competitive Racer
San Francisco, CA
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

I've been riding the Racing Ray SpeedGrip HS489 up front with the Racing Ralph Speed Addix HS425 on the rear. Caveat - any new tire setup (to me anyway) feels great compared to worn tires that I just replaced no matter what kinds I've ridden. That said, my initial impressions compared to a wide variety of XC tires that I've ridden over the years (mostly Maxxis Ikon 3C, but also Specialized Fast Trak, Conti Race King, the older Racing Ralph, Schwalbe Thunder Burt) are (1) Cornering - Excellent, I really have to push these hard compared to other XC tires on my well-known trails to get them to break loose, under a variety of dry conditions (2) Climbing traction very good with the new Racing Ralph, probably a bit better than the old Racing Ralph (3) Rolling Resistance - hard to say but likely no worse than the Ikons (4) Durability - TBD. I've only ridden the combo about 10-12 hours but so far so good. (5) Installationtubeless - a bit tough to get the last part on the rim, but not impossible.

Reviewed 9/16/2018
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Fantastic front tire for XC
by craig1

I love this tire! Along with the Racking Ralph in the back it is my new go to set up. The grippier rubber compound is VERY noticeable compared others I have run like Aspens and Fasttraks. This tire had never not once come unglued in a corner, even when taking it with extreme speed. A very planted secure feeling tire. Even though it is a grippier compound, I have been going consistently faster around my local MTB trails here in Tucson AZ. I reckon it is because the extra grip lets me take corners faster.

I have 700 miles on it and no flats or complaints whatsoever. I reckon I can run this puppy at least 2000 miles easy if not more.

Love this tire!

Reviewed 1/11/2019
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Fantastic front tire for XC
by [email protected]
Competitive Racer
Tucson, AZ

I love this tire! Along with the Racking Ralph in the back it is my new go to set up. The grippier rubber compound is VERY noticeable compared others I have run like Aspens and Fasttraks. This tire had never not once come unglued in a corner, even when taking it with extreme speed. A very planted secure feeling tire. Even though it is a grippier compound, I have been going consistently faster around my local MTB trails here in Tucson AZ. I reckon it is because the extra grip lets me take corners faster.

I have 700 miles on it and no flats or complaints whatsoever. I reckon I can run this puppy at least 2000 miles easy if not more.

Love this tire!

Reviewed 1/11/2019
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