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Schwalbe has a few new tricks up their sleeve for 2017, including 2.6” versions of a few 27.5” tires. You’re looking at availability of the Nobby Nic, the redesigned Smart Sam, and more to come in the near future.

Schwalbe feels that 2.6” size strikes a good balance between a standard tire and the benefits of Plus-size without having to deal with some of the squirm associated with Plus. The Smart Sam has a new tread pattern for 2017 that uses a dual compound rubber for longevity. Inside the Smart Sam you’ll find Schwalbe’s Double Defense technology with a “race guard” under the tread to help prevent punctures.

Double Defense includes a full wrap of Schwalbe’s Snake Skin material. Back on the Nobby Nic, the 2.6” sizes and many of Schwalbe’s Plus tires have Schwalbe’s new APX technology which includes two layers of a moto carcass to drastically improve sidewall stiffness.

Credit: Brandon Turman
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