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Schwalbe Rapid Rob K-Guard SBC Active Wired Cyclocross Tyres

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Product Description

The Schwalbe Rapid Rob MTB off road tyre gives you the perfect introduction to mountain biking. It's sturdy to withstand abuse on the trails but light enough to not add too much extra weight to your bike. The tread pattern is designed to grip in the right places and also shed dirt without clogging up the tyre surface.

Available for both 26 or 29 inch wheels and in a choice of thicknesses, Rapid Robs have a 50 EPI carcass and LiteSkin sidewall making them durable and long lasting.


Schwalbe Rapid Rob K-Guard SBC Active Wired Cyclocross Tyres Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.1
out of 5
4.12
Build Quality
4.12
Performance
4
Value For Money
4.62

Customer Reviews (4)

4
50/50

I bought these tires for my non suspension hybrid which has been used as a light weight cross country trail and autumn commuter bike. I have put about 500 miles on a set. The front has about half its life left and I have just replaced the rear which was bald. They have performed well in a mixture of terrain but favour dry and loose surfaces.when new the are just about ok in the mud. I ran the rear tubeless which has worked excellently one you get the bugger on, front I ran with a tube. My only niggle with the tire is the speed it wears, however for cross country commuting the area great compromise.

I bought these tires for my non suspension hybrid which has been used as a light weight cross country trail and autumn commuter bike. I have put about 500 miles on a set. The front has about half its life left and I have just replaced the rear which was bald. They have performed well in a mixture of terrain but favour dry and loose surfaces.when new the are just about ok in the mud. I ran the rear tubeless which has worked excellently one you get the bugger on, front I ran with a tube. My only niggle with the tire is the speed it wears, however for cross country commuting the area great compromise.

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3.5 out of 5
Build Quality: 3.5/5
Performance: 3.5/5
Value For Money: 3.5/5
5
Decent basic upgrade

Bought these to replace the stock tyres on my partners Raleigh. It came with some heavy, chunky off road tyres and she was mainly using it for family riding on pavements and cycle paths. Bought for a little cheaper than current price, but made a massive amount of difference. Rapid Robs are p[retty standard on basic bikes nowadays, but they do the job really well for both basic off roading and general riding

Bought these to replace the stock tyres on my partners Raleigh. It came with some heavy, chunky off road tyres and she was mainly using it for family riding on pavements and cycle paths. Bought for a little cheaper than current price, but made a massive amount of difference. Rapid Robs are p[retty standard on basic bikes nowadays, but they do the job really well for both basic off roading and general riding

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Schwalbe Rapid Rob 26 x 2.10

Delivered really fast and free. Tyres are excellent value for money and look really good on my Felt Q220 use on road and off road commuting to work and they roll and grip fine so good I will be ordering a pair of 26 x 2.25 for my Cube Acid.

Delivered really fast and free. Tyres are excellent value for money and look really good on my Felt Q220 use on road and off road commuting to work and they roll and grip fine so good I will be ordering a pair of 26 x 2.25 for my Cube Acid.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
3
Schwalbe Rapid Rob MTB Off Road Tyre

Not a bad tyre found it to be relatively grippy when you commit to a sharpish turn but have often found in muddy conditions trying to accelerate uphill often results in rear wheel spin. Lots of energy lost.I will be looking for something significantly more proficient for climbing in muddy conditions.

Not a bad tyre found it to be relatively grippy when you commit to a sharpish turn but have often found in muddy conditions trying to accelerate uphill often results in rear wheel spin. Lots of energy lost.I will be looking for something significantly more proficient for climbing in muddy conditions.

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3 out of 5
Build Quality: 3/5
Performance: 3/5
Value For Money: 5/5

Schwalbe CX 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 Cyclocross Tyres

TyreConstructionRollingRoad GripOff-Road GripProtectionDurability
Rapid Rob Rapid Rob 3.5 2 4 3 3

 

TyreConstructionRollingRoad GripOff-Road GripProtectionDurability
X-One AllRound MicroSkin I TL Easy 5.5 3.5 4.5 5.5 2.5
X-One AllRound Performance 4.5 3.5 4 4 2.5
X-One Speed MicroSkin I TL Easy 6 4.5 4 5.5 2.5
X-One Speed RaceGuard 5 4.5 3.5 4 2.5
X-One Bite MicroSkin I TL Easy 5 3 5.5 5.5 2.5

 

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
CX Pro 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

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!

Tyres Guide

What type of tyre do I need? 

It’s best to choose a bike tyre based on the type of riding you’re going to be doing.  

Road bike tyres 

Road bike tyres are identified by a smooth tread pattern and narrow width for speed and efficiency.  

Mountain bike tyres 

MTB tyres are much wider with chunky tread for added grip on off-road conditions.  

Hybrid/ commuter tyres 

These tyres will often blend characteristics from road and MTB tyres with added puncture protection for daily durability.  

Does tyre width matter?  

Thin tyres are fastest as they have low rolling resistance and are more aerodynamically profiled.  

Wide tyres are more comfortable and stable due to the increased contact patch with the ground.  

How to check your current tyre size? 

Take a look at the sidewall of your current tyres and you’ll see one or two sets of figures;

One is the traditional size like 700x28c or 27.5x2.2.  

The first figure is the tyre diameter (size). The second is tyre width. Note: road bike sizes are in mm, MTB sizes are in inches

The other set of figures you may see is ETRTO sizing like this 28-622.

The first number here is tyre width while the second number relates to wheel diameter.

Here is a comparrison chart for traditional and ETRTO sizing to help you choose the correct tyre size.

ETRTO Number Dimension
 700c road bike wheels
 18-622  700 x 18C
 23-622  700 x 23C
 25-622  700 x 25C
 28-622  700 x 28C
 32-622  700 x 32C
 37-622  700 x 35C
 47-622  700 x 47C
 26" mountain bike wheels
 50-559  26 x 1.9
 54-559  26 x 2.1
 55-559  26 x 2.2
 58-559  26 x 2.35
  27.5" (650b) mountain bike wheels
 50-584  27.5 x 1.95
 54-584  27.5 x 2.1
 57-584  27.5 x 2.25
 29" mountain bike wheels  
 50-622  29 x 2.0
 54-622  29 x 2.1
 55-622  29 x 2.2

Will this tyre fit my wheel?   

Your new tyre must be the same diameter as your current one (to fit your wheel rim).  

Then, you need a choose a tyre which will fit your frame.  

Road bike tyres are generally 21 – 28mm wide 

MTB tyres can range from 1.5”-5” 

To make things complicated road tyres are measured in mm, while MTB tyres are in inches.  

How wide is too wide  

You want to leave at least 4mm clearance between your frame and tyres to prevent rub and allow for mud clearance. 

Measure the following areas on your frame: 

Fork crown (top) 

Brake calipers (make sure you squeeze them) 

Chainstays 

Seatstays 

Subtract 4mm and you’ll have the maximum width your frame can handle.  

What is the best type of tyre for daily riding? 

If you’re commuting, riding and training daily you’ll want a tyre with some form of puncture resistance. 

Puncture resistance often comes in the form of a harder or thicker rubber compound, or a protective layer running underneath the tread pattern.  

What are tubeless tyres 

Tubeless tyres do not have an inner tube. The tyre and rim of your wheel (you need a tubeless ready rim) create an airtight seal with the valve directly mounted on the rim. 

You can run these tyres at lower pressures for an improved ride quality. A bigger contact with the ground means you have improved traction when cornering. 

Tubeless tyres often come with liquid sealant that creates a seal that may heal itself on a small puncture so you can keep riding home.  

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