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Schwalbe Big Betty (First Generation) Tire (discontinued)

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Great dry/medium conditions tyre

The Good:

Great dry/medium traction, soft compound is amazing, light for a proper DH/FR tire.

The Bad:

Wears quickly with the soft compound, like every brand´s soft compounds do, but this is one of the least durable I´ve tried so far. Useless in wet/damp conditions.

Overall Review:

I really like this tire. Currently on my 2nd set (front tire).

They are light for a DH/FR tire and don´t pinch easily.

Loads of grip in loose/dry conditions, doesn´t drag too much.

The soft compound is amazing, predictable behavior, the sides do hook to the ground. Confidence inspiring tires, specially in the front.

Forget about them in wet/damp conditions, get yourself a proper mud tire for that.

Amazing grip, disappointing durability

The Good:

Super grip for cornering and braking
tubeless set up
light weight

The Bad:

wears down way too fast-triple compound?

Overall Review:

I was super excited to try these out, and after a couple of local rides I was loving them, but after two days in the bike park they look like they are several months old. The shoulder knobs are tearing off and the center knobs are already wearing. I don't skid or brake excessively, but these tires are way to soft. Perhaps a single compound version would be better in the rear.

This softness equates to great grip. It would definitely make a great race day tire save for the fact that it can become caked with mud quickly. In corners and off camber situations it has excellent grip, better than minions in some places.

They also look sick and are slightly lighter than minions


Product Schwalbe Big Betty (First Generation) Tire
Riding Type Downhill, Freeride / Bike Park
Wheel Size 26"
Tire Width
Tubeless Compatible
Sidewall Triple Star Compound
Weight N/A
Miscellaneous Schwalbe Big Betty DH Tyre - VertStar. Tyres - MTB 26". For the tough jobs. Big Betty is the card to play on stony or in dry conditions with outstanding grip and excellent rolling characteristics. The profile is adapted for optimum braking performance and accurate steering. Triple Star Compound. We h ....
Price $32.42
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