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 Post subject: Schwalbe Thunder Burt
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:16 am 
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http://www.bikerumor.com/2013/06/06/new-schwalbe-thunder-burt-xc-mountain-bike-tire-unveiled/#more-61069

Looks like the perfect dry weather tire. Race day only though, even the RaceGuard version probably not as tough as the Racing Ralph.

Hopefully they do a 2.25 version soon too. Schwalbe usually wait a year before rolling out more sizes on new treads.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:19 am 
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Looks like the perfect dry weather tire


What is this 'dry weather' of which you speak? :-o

I wonder if they'll make a tubular version, to go with the Ralph HT.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:59 am 
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Reminds me of the Panaracer Driver Pro a bit. Great to have a growing selection of fast tyres for 650b.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:05 pm 
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I would call that a semislick. My racing ralph last about 1000Km, this must be half of that. Definitely a race and dentist tire.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:38 am 
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Definitely a race and dentist tire.


Dentist as in going over the bars when the front washes out at speed, and then going to the?


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Has anybody for sale anywere yet ? We have a 100 km-R coming up early september and love to give them a run !


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:30 pm 
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These tires won't be released before mid September.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:26 am 
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Eurobike show i believe they are launcheing the tyre then!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:47 am 
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If you're interested in these and need prior to availabile consider the Hutchinson Black Mamba.

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Rang the australian distributor, they have arived this week and one pai is on the way To my place (;


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:28 pm 
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There's no way I'm putting something that spells 'thunder burt' in 4 places on my bike.


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roughly 430 gram a pop on the kitchen scale, they look really fast i see if they hold sweet lines tomorrow


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:59 pm 
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Which version are these on the scale?

Onza Canis is another very similar tyre which I quite like on the rear


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:12 am 
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Onza Canis is another very similar tyre

Nope! Onza Canis has a much more coarse thread.


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Onza Canis is 120TPI and Schwalbe 127TPI. I don't think you will notice the differences in 7 threads per inch! I feel the Onza casing is far more supple than my Racing Ralph casing, almost like having a puncture for the same tyre pressure!

If you mean "tread" then the Canis XC is actually very similar. Maybe fewer knobs but in the real world very little practical difference.

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