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Schwalbe Fat Albert Front SnakeSkin Tubeless Easy TSC Evo Folding 29er Off Road MTB Tyre

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Product Description

The Legend returns

The driving force behind the new Fat Albert has clearly been Gerrit Gaastra. The bike guru and out-of-the box thinker has pushed us to break new ground and question the proven tread design. This realm of the unknown is where you generate innovation and create outstanding tires.

Schwalbe Fat Albert front tyres offer large volume, low weight a robost SnakeSkin side wall and versatile lugs.

Features

  • Folding tyre
  • TrailStar Compound
  • Tubeless Ready

Tubeless Technology


We at SCHWALBE believe that tubeless is the tire technology of the future!


Tubeless easy SnakeSkin

Standard in our Evo tires! The Snakeskin material assures cut-resistant sidewalls and extremely easy Tubeless conversion.


Triple Compound MTB

Our best and most sophisticated compound. Triple compound. Perfectly adapted to the specific purpose.


EVO Line

  • The very best possible.
  • Highest grade materials.
  • Latest technology.


Fat Albert 2016

More than 15 years ago Schwalbe’s first Fat Albert was a big success. It was not only the first tire in 2.4 “ width, which was meant for all-round use, but for a long time it was the standard for high-traction tires. The incredible grip allowed riders of all abilities to ride difficult trails making the Fat Albert a popular choice.



Since then, mountain bike technology and how they are used has changed rapidly in many ways. Suspension travel has become longer, frame designs refined, wheels have become larger. Bikes today allow significantly higher downhill speeds than ever before, but one thing has never changed: tires are still the most important component of every bike. Every aspect of the bike can be perfect, but without a capable tire you won’t stand a chance in demanding terrain. Encouraged by sophisticated suspension and innovative design, bikers seek challenges on increasingly difficult trails. As the line continues to blur between pedaling efficiency and robust downhill machines the rider demands on a tire are now more diverse than ever.



That’s why Schwalbe has developed a radical new profile design specific for the front and rear tire. Proven to be worthy of the Fat Albert name, with appealing easy rolling and outstanding traction in all riding conditions. The perfect trail tire combination. With this duo, the increased potential allows sophisticated bikes to fully explore both the most difficult descents and steepest ascents.

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Schwalbe MTB Tyre Chooser

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Schwalbe tyres are rated on a score from 1 to 6 with 1 being entry-level and 6 being pro level. Schwalbe tyres are rated on construction, rolling, road grip, off-road grip, protection and durability.

Schwalbe Mountain Bike Tyres

TyreConstructionRollingRoad GripOff-Road GripProtectionDurability
Jumbo Jim TLE I SpeedGrip 4 3 5 4 4.5
Jumbo Jim LiteSkin I SpeedGrip 4 3 5 2 4.5
Jumbo Jim Performance 3.5 3 4 4 4

 

TyreConstructionRollingRoad GripOff-Road GripProtectionDurability
Nobby Nic TLE I SpeedGrip 4 3 5 4 4.5
Nobby Nic TLE I Apex I SpeedGrip 4 3 5 4.5 4.5
Nobby Nic LiteSkin I SpeedGrip 4 3 5 3 3.5
Nobby Nic DD I RaceGuard 3 3 4.5 5.5 4
Nobby Nic Performance I Double Def 3.5 3 4.5 4 4
Nobby Nic Performance 3 3 4.5 3 4

 

TyreConstructionRollingRoad GripOff-Road GripProtectionDurability
Magic Mary Downhill I Ultra Soft 1.5 4 6 6 2.5
Magic Mary Super Gravity I Ultra Soft 2 4 6 5.5 2.5
Magic Mary Super Gravity I Soft 2.5 3.5 5.5 5.5 3.5
Magic Mary TLE I Apex I Soft 3 3.5 5.5 4.5 4.5
Magic Mary TLE I Apex I SpeedGrip 3.5 3 5 4.5 4
Magic Mary TLE I Soft 3 3.5 5.5 4 3.5
Magic Mary Performance | Bikepark 2 3 5 5 5

 

TyreConstructionRollingRoad GripOff-Road GripProtectionDurability
Dirty Dan Downhill I Ultra Soft 1.5 3 6 6 2.5
Dirty Dan SuperGravity I Ultra Soft 2 3 6 5.5 2.5
Dirty Dan LiteSkin I SpeedGrip 3 2.5 5.5 2 3

 

TyreConstructionRollingRoad GripOff-Road GripProtectionDurability
Rocket Ron TLE I Speed 5 3 5 4 3
Rocket Ron TLE I SpeedGrip 4.5 3.5 5.5 4 4
Rocket Ron LiteSkin I Speed 5 3 5 2 3
Rocket Ron Performance I TL Ready 4 3 4.5 4 3
Rocket Ron Performance 4 3 4 3 3

 

TyreConstructionRollingRoad GripOff-Road GripProtectionDurability
Racing Ralph TLE I Speed 5 3 4.5 4 3
Racing Ralph TLE I SpeedGrip 4.5 3.5 5 4 4
Racing Ralph LiteSkin I Speed 5 3 4.5 2 3
Racing Ralph Performance I TL Ready 4 3 4 3 3

 

TyreConstructionRollingRoad GripOff-Road GripProtectionDurability
Hans Dampf SuperGravity I Soft 3 3.5 5.5 5.5 3.5
Hans Dampf TLE I Soft 3.5 3.5 5.5 4 3.5
Hans Dampf TLE I SpeedGrip 4 3 4.5 4 4.5
Hans Dampf Performance I TL-Ready 3 3 4 4 4

 

TyreConstructionRollingRoad GripOff-Road GripProtectionDurability
Thunder Burt TLE I Speed 6 3 4 4 2.5
Thunder Burt LiteSkin I Speed 6 3 4 2 2.5

 

TyreConstructionRollingRoad GripOff-Road GripProtectionDurability
Fat Albert Front Front: TLE I Soft 3.5 3.5 5.5 4 3.5
Fat Albert Rear Rear: TLE I SpeedGrip 4 3 5 4 4.5

 

TyreConstructionRollingRoad GripOff-Road GripProtectionDurability
Rock Razor SuperGravity I Soft 3.5 3.5 5.5 5.5 3
Rock Razor TLE I Apex I SpeedGrip 5.5 3 5.5 5.5 4
Rock Razor TLE I SpeedGrip 5.5 3 5.5 4 4

 

TyreConstructionRollingRoad GripOff-Road GripProtectionDurability
Furious Fred LiteSkin I Speed 5.5 3 3.5 2 2

 

TyreConstructionRollingRoad GripOff-Road GripProtectionDurability
Super Moto-X DD I GreenGuard 4 4 3.5 6 5
Super Moto-X DD I RaceGuard 4 4 3.5 4 5

 

TyreConstructionRollingRoad GripOff-Road GripProtectionDurability
G-One AllRound MicroSkin I TL Easy 5.5 4 3.5 5.5 3
G-One AllRound SnakeSkin I TL Easy 5 4 3.5 5.5 3
G-One AllRound RaceGuard 4 3.5 3.5 4 3
G-One AllRound DD I RaceGuard 4 3.5 3.5 5 3
G-One Speed MicroSkin I TL Easy 6 5 3 5.5 2
G-One Speed SnakeSkin I TL Easy 5.5 5 3 5.5 2
G-One Speed Handmade Tubular 5 5 2 5 4
G-One Speed LiteSkin 6 5 3 2 2
G-One Speed RaceGuard 5 4 3 4 2
G-One Bite SnakeSkin I TL Easy 4.5 4.5 5 5.5 3
G-One Bite MicroSkin I TL Easy 4 4.5 5 5.5 3

 

TyreConstructionRollingRoad GripOff-Road GripProtectionDurability
Marathon Plus SmartGuard 3.5 4 2 6+ 6
Marathon Plus MTB SmartGuard 3 4 4 6+ 6
Marathon Almotion MicroSkin I TL Easy 5.5 5 2 6 4
Marathon Supreme MicroSkin I TL Easy 5.5 5 1.5 6 4
Marathon Mondial DD I V-Guard 4 5 3.5 6 6
Marathon Mondial RaceGuard 4 4 3.5 4 5

 

TyreConstructionRollingRoad GripOff-Road GripProtectionDurability
One V-Guard 5 5 1 4.5 4

 

TyreConstructionRollingRoad GripOff-Road GripProtectionDurability
Smart Sam Performance 4 3.5 4.5 3.5 5
Smart Sam RaceGuard 4 3.5 4.5 4 5
Smart Sam DD I RaceGuard 4 3.5 4.5 5.5 5
Smart Sam Plus Smart Sam Plus 3.5 3.5 4.5 6 5

 

TyreConstructionRollingRoad GripOff-Road GripProtectionDurability
Durano RaceGuard 4 5 1 4 5
Durano DD DD I RaceGuard 3.5 5 1 5.5 5

 

TyreConstructionRollingRoad GripOff-Road GripProtectionDurability
Big Apple RaceGuard 4.5 4 2.5 4 4
Big Apple K-Guard 3.5 3 2.5 3 3
Big Apple Plus Big Apple Plus 4 4 2.5 5 4

 

TyreConstructionRollingRoad GripOff-Road GripProtectionDurability
Big Ben Plus Big Ben Plus 4 4 3 6 4

 

TyreConstructionRollingRoad GripOff-Road GripProtectionDurability
Hurricane Performance 4 4 3.5 3 4
Hurricane RaceGuard 3 4 3.5 4 4

 

TyreConstructionRollingRoad GripOff-Road GripProtectionDurability
Land Cruiser Land Cruiser 3 3 3.5 3 3
Land Cruiser Plus Land Cruiser Plus 2 3 3.5 5 3
Delta Cruiser Delta Cruiser 3 3 2 3 3
Delta Cruiser Plus Delta Cruiser Plus I K-Guard 2 3 2 5 3
Range Cruiser K-Guard 3 3 2.5 3 3

 

TyreConstructionRollingRoad GripOff-Road GripProtectionDurability
CX Comp K-Guard 3.5 3 3 3 3
Space Space 2.5 2 4.5 3 3
Fat Frank K-Guard 3 3 2.5 3 3
Rapid Rob Rapid Rob 3.5 2 4 3 3
Spicer K-Guard 3 3 1.5 3 3
Silento K-Guard 3 3 2.5 3 3
CX Pro Performance 4 3 4 3 3
Tough Tom Tough Tom 3 2 4.5 3 3

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Schwalbe MTB Tyre Guide

 

Schwalbe MTB Tyre Guide

Schwalbe MTB tyres are packed full of technology. With puncture protection, grippy rubber compounds and tread patterns designed for different surfaces. See the range of technologies that give their mountain bike tyres a performance edge.


Protection

Smartguard

Protection Level 7 – Smartguard offers the highest level of puncture protection. A 5mm thick layer of special Indian rubber sits under the tread offering durable protection against objects penetrating through the tread. The Indian rubber layer is highly elastic for better handling.

Schwalbe Protection 7 Smartguard

Double Defence Greenguard

Protection Level 6 – Combining a Greenguard Indian Rubber layer under the tread puncture protection with SnakeSkin side wall protection, these tyres offer superior puncture protection.

Schwalbe DD Greenguard

Greenguard

Protection Level 5 – Greenguard uses the same Indian Rubber insert under the tread as Smartguard but at 3mm is slightly thinner.

Schwalbe Greenguard

Raceguard

Protection Level 4 – A double layer of Nylon fabric under the tread offers good protection for light, sporty tyres.

Schwalbe Raceguard

K-Guard

Protection Level 3 – A natural rubber layer, reinforced with Kevlar fibres under the tread offers the minimum standard for puncture protection in Schwalbe tyres.

Schwalbe K Guard

SnakeSkin

Sidewall Protection – SnakeSkin is a monofilament fabric on the sidewall of the tyre which provides the best cut protection for sidewalls.


Rubber Compounds

ADDIX

The new rubber compound for all Schwalbe EVO tyres, ADDIX is available in four different rubber compounds for different mountain bike disciplines. Both the formula and the manufacturing process has been refined to offer stable performance over the whole life of the tyre. All ADDIX tyres are have improved durability.

Schwalbe Addix

ADDIX Speed

This is the compound for XC racers. The ADDIX Speed compound is incredibly fast rolling. Compared to the previous PaceStar compound ADDIX Speed is faster, grippier as well as being more durable and resilient.

Schwalbe Area Speed

ADDIX Speedgrip

A universal compound for Cross-country and trail mountain biking. ADDIX Speedgrip is available for the majority of the EVO tyres. Compared to the previous PaceStar compound Speedgrip offers a lot more grip while only sacrificing a small amount of rolling resistance. Damping and durability are significantly improves.

Schwalbe Area Speedgrip

ADDIX Soft

From enduro and downhill to trail riding, the ADDIX Soft compound bridges all these disciplines. Compared to the previous TrailStar compound ADDIX Soft is considerably faster rolling as well as offering more grip. Like all ADDIX tyres durability is also greatly increased. ADDIX Soft tyres can be used as a front tyre combined with Speedgrip for more speed, or as a rear tyre when combined with Ultra Soft for more grip.

Schwalbe Area Soft

ADDIX Ultra Soft

This is the compound for hardcore enduro and downhill riding. Compared to the previous VertStar compound ADDIX Ultra Soft offers improved levels of grip and damping as well as being faster rolling. ADDIX Ultra Soft is suitable for all-weather use thanks to significantly improved low-temperature grip and damping properties.

Schwalbe Area Ultra Soft

ADDIX Performance

ADDIX compound for performance tyres. This is a universal compound similar to ADDIX Speedgrip on the EVO tyres just not a light or a fast.

Schwalbe Addix Performance Compound

Triple Compound

Triple compound tyres have different compounds in as the base, centre and shoulder sections of the tyre. Softer shoulder compounds give you more cornering grip, while harder center compounds offer improved durability and lower rolling resistance.

Schwalbe TripleStarCompound

Tyre Types

Tubeless Ready

This tubeless technology is found on performance line tyres. Extra strong bead cores and rubber reinforced sidewalls are featured on all Tubeless Ready TL tyres.

Schwalbe Tubeless Ready Performance

Tubeless Easy MTB

Tubeless Easy mountain bike tyres feature monofilament Snakeskin fabric on the sidewalls which makes tubeless conversion very easy and safe. Snakeskin also offers the best side wall cut protection. This technology is found on all MTB EVO line tyres.

Schwalbe Tubeless Easy

Apex Reinforced

Apex reinforced sidewalls have two layers of extremely robust motorcycle carcass sandwiched in the side walls to offer very stable support at low tyre pressures. Apex Reinforced tyres also have snakeskin protection on the sidewalls for added protection against cuts.

Schwalbe Apex

Downhill

The most durable tyres. Downhill tyres have 6 layers of carcass under the tread. The side walls have four layers with additional SnakeSkin and two Apex protection layers giving seven layers in all.

Schwalbe Downhill

Bikepark

Built for smashing out run after run on uplift days, Bikepark tyres are unbelievably robust and incredibly durable. With Bikepark you get a lot of tyre for a fraction of the cost.

Schwalbe Bike Park

Super Gravity

Bridging the gap between downhill and trail MTB tyres, Super Gravity tyres are more stable with almost DH levels of protection. Snakeskin all around the tyre offers excellent protection against cuts while the thicker side walls offer better support. These tyres are significantly lighter than DH tyres.

Schwalbe Supergravity

Evo Line

Evolution line tyres feature all the best materials and technologies available for the very best performance. For the very best possible choose EVO tyres.

Schwalbe Evolution

Liteskin

These are the lightest MTB tyre option. Liteskin tyres forego SnakeSkin protection but still have extra-strong beads. Tubeless conversion is possible but will require tubeless sealant to seal the side walls.

Schwalbe LiteSkin

Performance Line

These tyres offer the ideal balance between performance and value for money. Performance line tyres are excellent quality and ae designed for intensive use.

Schwalbe Performance

Active Line

Active line tyres feature a high-quality 50 EPI carcass with additional K-Guard protection.

Schwalbe Active

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