I don't think there's one right combo for everyone. I think they recently changed the schwalbe tire names/compounds so who knows. I had Burt/Ron for a while and it was super fast but on the lower end of how much grip I think a MTB should have.Yoln wrote: ↑Tue Nov 01, 2022 3:26 pmHow about Racing -Ray front and Racing-Ralph or Rocket-Ron rear?spartacus wrote: ↑Tue Nov 01, 2022 2:00 pmThe sidewalls do stick out a lot, especially on narrow rims like how I have them on my gravel bike. I could see how on a MTB they would be questionable. I mean, I wouldn't do it anyway, they really don't have a lot of grip either and they're not as fast on pavement as people like to claim. I think a thunderburt would be a better and faster rear tire option based on my experience however I've since moved on to heavier tires with more grip.Hexsense wrote: ↑Mon Oct 31, 2022 10:40 pmYes.
Ride down stair steps which pinch and cut the tire sidewall just next to the rim hook. The tire sidewall got pinched between the stair edge and the rim. Side wall got a line cut which is way too big to be sealed by the sealant, so it's flat.
A tire with wider taller continous tread knobs would be more resistant to pinch flat, as it'd be harder to pinch the side wall (more likely to pinch on the taller knobs). Thicker tire sidewall would help also. Ultimately, a foam insert/tire liner would be the sure fire solution (that weight more).
Below are the pictures of pinch flat cut on my friend's Race King.
Edit 2: seems it's not only my friend (who pinch flatted it in 2021). There are other that found it to be the case too.
https://products.mtbr.com/product/tires ... 92513.html
Also, definitely lost with all the Schwalbe option, I would assume that SpeedGrip Addix is the way to go?
But, the burt has more grip than it looks like it would, it's close to the race king, but it definitely rolls faster than the race king.