Schwalbe Rock Razor 26×2.35in tire review

Low rolling resistance, plenty of grip

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £34.99 RRP | AUD $89.00
Schwalbe Rock Razor 26x2.35in tire

Our review

Speedy and surefooted rubber that's a pleasure to ride hard
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Many riders opt to run a more aggressive front tire for grip and a lower profile, faster rolling tread out back, but it can be difficult to find a rear tire that can be pushed hard in the turns.

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The Rock Razor takes a similar central tread to Schwalbe’s Racing Ralph XC tire and adds shoulder knobs like those on the harder-hitting Hans Dampf to create a set of tires that offers low rolling resistance in a straight line but has plenty of grip for hitting turns hard. We opted for the Snakeskin tubeless ready casing and the PaceStar rubber compound, which rolled ultra fast and offered a surprising amount of grip on loose surfaces.

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The transition from the lower central tread to the shoulders isn’t noticeable when leaning into corners, and at shallower lean angles, we did find the rear end could drift around a bit. Push harder though, and those side knobs dig in and let you rail the turns.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Rock Razor 26x2.35in tyre (14)
Brand Schwalbe