Just like its mountain bike counterpart, the Schwalbe Racing Ralph Cyclocross Tubular Tire is the best tire out there for racing. However these are tubulars where the others are clinchers. But once you get these babies in the mud and up hill and down dale, you?ll be wondering why it took you so long to decide to glue your tires on.First question they?ll answer is why would you run tubulars on your cross bike. Believe us, the up-grade is worth the money. They roll so smoothly, you?ll feel like you?re riding your road bike, except that the ride quality is beyond comparison. They're also more durable than clinchers. You can run them at low pressures and not have to worry about rolling the tire off the rim. The lower pressures even make them more puncture resistant. Schwalbe combines their super fast, lightweight Evolution carcass with a special triple compound tread design to give these tires a lightweight seamless roll and amazing grip in both hard pack dirt as well as mud. They've also included an internal latex tube to reduce rolling resistance and to further increase resistance to punctures. Your race day will be safe with these skins.The Schwalbe Racing Ralph Cyclocross Tubular Tire is available in a 700c x 32 in Black.
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I'm going to use 2 sets of tubies this yr; I already am getting Grifo XS file treads. Which "mud" tire would you chose, Fango or Racing Ralph tubie? Or other suggestions (that I won't have to remortgage the house to buy...)?Read More »
I just got back from an 18 mile ride in the snow to test out my new Schwalbe Raching Ralph CX tires. They are 700 x 35, but they measure 700 x 33 and weigh 320 grams according to my scale. Todays conditions were slushy streets, hard packed snow, 12" deep fluffy powder, and crunchy ice, frozen mud ... Read More »
The racing ralph tubular arrived today. Ordered them from Chain Reaction. Tread looks similar to clincher and they weigh around 460 grams. Casing is black and feels pretty supple. Should be a good mud tire or bumpy course tire due to the high volume. I'll get a better pic soon.Read More »