Schwalbe Furious Fred 29er Tire

4/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $150.00


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In light of the larger diameter of 29er wheels, making a smart tire choice for race day can make all the difference. For dry, fast conditions you'd be hard pressed to find one better than the Schwalbe Furious Fred TL Ready 29. It's built for speed -- a minimalistic tread down the center makes for a wicked-fast rolling experience, while low but sharp diamond shaped knobs provide enough traction to guide you through the corners. The Furious Fred uses Schwalbe's PaceStar Triple Compound technology, their fastest compounding blend. Their engineers recognize that it's not possible for one compound to do it all, so they've combined three to optimize the tire's performance. The tread is built with a firm rubber base layer to give the tire structure and maintain the fast-rolling characteristics. Overlying that, in the center, is a medium rubber that affords driving traction without making the tire slow. Finally, the shoulders use a medium soft compound so that the shoulder knobs can bite into the trail when you lean into corners.The tire is designed to be tubeless ready (TL), which means you can say goodbye to pinch flats. A tubeless system allows you to run less air pressure, again enhancing the grip of the tire's tread. Better traction, less vibration, and no flats lead to a great ride. It's necessary to use a liquid sealant within the tire to seal the bead and to protect against thorn or debris punctures. The Schwalbe Furious Fred TL Ready 29 is available as a 29 x 2.0 only. Please Note: Schwalbe states very clearly that this tire is a race tire -- designed to be extremely light. Therefore it's more susceptible to puncture than their other offerings. Save it for race days.Tubeless 101: The Why and the How Explained.


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Gaafsters a Racer from Bundaberg, QLD, Australia

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2011

Strengths:    Weight
Rolling speed
Surprisingly good grip in fast corners


Weaknesses:    No grip on wet stuff (expected due to the lack of knobs)
Prone to punctures (expected, but use 100ml of stan's and it'll seal that hole)


Bottom Line:   
What ever makes my 29er SS wheels turn quicker, I'll try them any day. I'm still going to try them on some serious technical race tracks, but so far so good.
They were designed for hard pack dirt roads, so don't hit the rock gardens and expect them to last. I think the condoms you buy at the servo has a thicker sidewall...

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Favorite Trail:   Daisy Hills

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Kenda SB8

Bike Setup:   Van Nicholas Titanium Tuareg 29er, Crest/DT240s wheels, Niner fork, Gates Carbon belt drive Single Speed, Titec J-Bar, XX brakes.

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Furious Fred?

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What is the best application for furious Fred tires

I am looking to do a race or two that take place on paved, gravel, and dirt roads and want to know the best tires to use for some grip but also fast rolling. Would the Fred's be ok or would a RaRa be better?Read More »

Schwalbe Furious Fred

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Need to trade my Schwalbe Furious Fred 2.4 for a 2.25

I have a brand new (OK, it has one ride. Seriously, one ride) Schwalbe Furious Fred in a 2.4. My new race rig won't fit a 2.4 so I need to go to a 2.25 for the rear. These tires are incredible. I used this exact tire to race Leadville and I was so impressed I wrote a review for Schwalbe's website: ... Read More »

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