Schwalbe Black Shark Tire

4.4/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $17.99

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Product Description

The competition tire for deep, Small, high lugs and a sturdy rubber compound provide outstanding grip on soft ground. In the narrow version less dirt can accumulate, so the weight of the rotary mass remains small - a clear advantage in races. So it’s more suitable for Dual Slalom, Cross and Downhill competitions.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by PedroC a Cross Country Rider from Essex, UK

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2010

Strengths:    Excellent front directional tyre in mud. Fantastic self cleaning ability even in sticky mud. Light. Digs in deep and finds grip in deep mud. I have used it tubeless with Stans strips on a Mavic 819 for 3 months so far without any trouble. Low rolling resistance. Long wearing.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
As soon as the winter arrives I put this tyre 2.1 on the front and the Fire Mud Pro 1.8 on the rear. It is an excellent set up for the local trails conditions where mud of all kinds are present.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Panaracer Fire Mud Pro

Bike Setup:   Giant Anthem Advanced 1

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matthew Vangelisti a Racer from Markham

Date Reviewed: April 14, 2008

Strengths:    Does what is says, sticks in mud/snow and is very light...

Weaknesses:    None. Use it for the purpose it is designed for and you are good to go.

Bottom Line:   

This is a great skinny nobby tire for racing or riding in less than ideal conditions. At sub 400g a tire, it is really light and the tread design is great as it allows the tire to dig in and not get plugged up with mud....
Run (don't walk) to your LBS and get a set. I used them for the 2008 Uxbridge Ice Breaker and they worked like a charm. They even rolled well on the concession roads too.
No kidding...

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Favorite Trail:   Durham Forest 3 Sisters

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   Markham Cyclepath

Similar Products Used:   None.

Bike Setup:   2005 Trek Fuel EX-7.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by clay davies a Cross Country Rider from england / london

Date Reviewed: March 26, 2006

Strengths:    the only mud specific tyre i have seen for ages and they realy work.

Weaknesses:    usless in anything other than mud. hard work on hard surfaces

Bottom Line:   
if you live in a muddy area get this but if you live in places where it wet and dry you might need to change tyre for every ride according to the conditions

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Favorite Trail:   -------------------------------------

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   aktington cycles

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   giant trance 2 (rear)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Philip a Cross Country Rider from Dresher, PA

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2005

Strengths:    Mud specific design. Skinny with deep lugs. Cuts through the mud and gets you traction. While keeping the rotating weight down and not allowing alot of mud to pack the tread.

Weaknesses:    Not really a weakness, but this tire should not be used for any conditions other than mud rides. If there is no mud the performance will drop off significantly.

Bottom Line:   
I like this tire and its construction. I'm impressed with the cornering grip and overall traction that a mud specific tire can provide. I would buy this tire again, and will probably try other Scwalbe tires based on the good construction and quality of this tire.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Online

Similar Products Used:   Tried alot of different tires, but none that were mud specific like this.

Bike Setup:   Intense Tracer with all the goodies.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dan a Weekend Warrior from Brocket, AB

Date Reviewed: January 24, 2005

Strengths:    Snarly grip in slush - the best winter tire I've found.

Weaknesses:    Pretty goofy on ice... and pretty pricy, too.

Bottom Line:   
Sweet in slush - far superior to the big fat tires I've been running the last 5 years. I can't help but wonder, though, if there's somehting else out there as good or better for less.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Redbike, Edmonton

Bike Setup:   Jamis 1.0 converted to single speed

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