New Favorite Tire - Schwalbe Hurricane

Alaskan

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Schwalbe has come out with a new tire for 2020, the Hurricane. I have been riding on a pair for two weeks now. In the main, middle tread, the tire has ridges of micro knobs, similar to those found on skinny gravel tires, with a center strip of fine ridges. There are aggressive, bulky knobs at the edges. It offers 5.5 protection rating with a rating of 4 across the board for rolling, road grip and off road grip.

I have been riding mostly on Super Moto Xs. My riding is mostly on paved rural roads but I do like to explore logging and fire roads. We have several packed gravel trails as well. Finding a tire with low rolling resistance, good traction wet and dry and good grip off pavement has been a tall order.

This tire is whisper quiet on paved surfaces and rolls very easily. It is a very fast tire, almost as fast as Marathon Supremes. The traction on road and trail is very good, verging on excellent. It is sure footed on wet pavement as well. The protection level is only 1/2 a mark lower than Super Moto X tires. The rolling resistance is the same as is the road grip but they are 1/2 mark better on off road grip. To me they feel like they are actual better off road by a greater margin and they are noticeably quieter.

They are quite affordable at $41 usd for the 27.5 x 2.4 size Double Deffense Race Guard with reflective side wall stripe.

For me the new Hurricane fits with my riding better than any tire I have ridden on. This tire comes across as the best all purpose tire I have ridden to date.


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Ebiker01

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I just changed both to Conti’s Double
Fighter . The 2.0 width is actually closer to 1.75. Or 50mm is 44mm.
Not as thick ridges on the sides as the Hurricane’s but is built for same purpose (a fast rolling tire for occasional gravel/trail rides. I tested it in even deeper terrain (mud/ 2inch gravel) and has pretty good support.
It does feel and look a little fragile compared to the H’s. Is 30$ on Amazon with 4.6 stars from 91reviews. That’s very good.
Well, if is not long lasting I may have to get the Schwalbes !

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Continental-Double-Fighter-Mountain-50-622/dp/B01BPC9VKQ

https://www.continental-tires.com/bicycle/tires/mountainbike-tires/double-fighter-3
 
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MikeDD

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I looked on the Schwalbe website and could not find if these can be mounted tubeless. Do you know?
 

Over50

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Schwalbe has come out with a new tire for 2020, the Hurricane.
This is good info. I think it also says that Schwalbe is listening to customers and adding to their lineup accordingly. There was definitely a need/niche for something at 2.4 between the Super Moto-X and the Rock Razors. Looks like a great tire.
 

FlatSix911

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Schwalbe has come out with a new tire for 2020, the Hurricane. I have been riding on a pair for two weeks now. In the main, middle tread, the tire has ridges of micro knobs, similar to those found on skinny gravel tires, with a center strip of fine ridges. There are aggressive, bulky knobs at the edges. It offers 5.5 protection rating with a rating of 4 across the board for rolling, road grip and off road grip.

I have been riding mostly on Super Moto Xs. My riding is mostly on paved rural roads but I do like to explore logging and fire roads. We have several packed gravel trails as well. Finding a tire with low rolling resistance, good traction wet and dry and good grip off pavement has been a tall order.

This tire is whisper quiet on paved surfaces and rolls very easily. It is a very fast tire, almost as fast as Marathon Supremes. The traction on road and trail is very good, verging on excellent. It is sure footed on wet pavement as well. The protection level is only 1/2 a mark lower than Super Moto X tires. The rolling resistance is the same as is the road grip but they are 1/2 mark better on off road grip. To me they feel like they are actually better off road by a greater margin and they are noticeably quieter.

They are quite affordable at $41 USD for the 27.5 x 2.4 size Double Defense Race Guard with reflective side wall stripe.

For me, the new Hurricane fits with my riding better than any tire I have ridden on. This tire comes across as the best all purpose tire I have ridden to date.


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Great review... thanks for posting. ;) I am a big fan of Schwalbe tires with high protection levels that are eBike rated.

Here is another option with a higher Level 7 protection rating and a central rib for the road with side lugs more aggressive off-road traction.

Marathon Plus MTB

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John from Connecticut

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Great review... thanks for posting. ;) I am a big fan of Schwalbe tires with high protection levels that are eBike rated.

Here is another option with a higher Level 7 protection rating and a central rib for the road with side lugs more aggressive off-road traction.

Marathon Plus MTB

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I'm also a Schwalbe Tire fan. My e-MTB has a set of Marathon Plus MTB 29x2.25 .I'm very pleased for the
type of riding I do, rail trails and road. 3000 miles no flats. Flat protection is the primary in tire my buying
decision.

My touring e-bike has Marathon Plus and again an excellent tire. 3200 miles with no flats.

A great source for anything bike is German website. https://www.bike24.com/

I bought my Schwalbe Marathon Plus MTB from bike 24.com.Even with shipping the final cost was the
lowest I found and they had 29.x2.25 size tire which was not available in the US. Shipping was
very prompt considering the tires came from Germany.