Are you racing this bike?
How do you like the Schwalbe tires? Can you compare them to Michelin Muds, etc?
Is this your first disc cross bike?
Does this bike come with the new Red front derailleur? Was it a pain to set up? Will it work in the mud?
I'd like to see the frame/fork tire clearance. Any idea what the fattest tire will fit?
I am racing this bike, but will make a few modifications. 1) I will swap out the red for rival and move the red to my WW road bike, 2) I will add Ashima rotors
The mini racing ralphs are nice, but do not behave, shed mud, or grip like the mountain bike version. They roll decently fast and are supple. Compared to the Muds, they will not perform as well when it gets muddy, but will roll better when it is dry. I would consider the ralphs as a "fast course" tire and I plan to use it only when it is dry or tacky.
This bike has the new red and the front derailleur was easy to setup. I have yet to use it when the conditions are bad, but the cage is a lot better than the previous red derailleurs.
Below are photos of the rear and front clearance. For reference the ralphs are 33mm wide.