Every now and then the conditions may be so perfect that the ground seems to offer some traction of its own. It’s on these hallowed surfaces that we turn to one of the new breeds of semi-slicks, designed specifically for the harder charging trail or enduro rider. Fitted on the rear with a more aggressive tyre up front, the Rock Razor with its low-profile centre tread (with moto-influenced alternating tread height on every other row) gives a faster rolling wheel that won’t hold you back.
“The Rock Razor’s low-profile centre tread gives a fast rolling wheel that won’t hold you back”
Schwalbe’s Rock Razor is the perfect choice here. In a large volume 2.35 width (and a decently tall profile) is partners well with most front tyre options. The robust ‘Super Gravity’ sidewalls give great support and plenty of impact protection whether on home turf or on more testing mountain terrain.