Schwalbe claims the Hans Dampf is a jack of all trades for the perfect trail ride and offers amazing grip and incredible control. Sounds like what we all want from a tire, but does it deliver? I tested the Hans Dampf 2.35 in Schwalbe’s grippy TrailStar compound, both in the 650b / 27.5“ and 29 […]

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  If you’re looking for the best mountain bike tire for intermediate conditions and all-round aggressive riding, Schwalbe’s Magic Mary, Continental’s Der Baron and Maxxis Shorty are probably on your short list. After testing all of them, does one outshine the others?  If you want a definite answer, you could stop reading right here, because […]

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Is it magic? We’re all looking for the one tire that does it all and never lets us down. Schwalbe claims its Magic Mary is your dream tire. Is she? Introduced in 2013, Magic Mary was an instant hit. She’s the successor of the manufacturer’s long-time favorite, Muddy Mary. In the Schwalbe mountain bike tire […]

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