Schwalbe Muddy Mary Tire

4.6/5 (10 Reviews)
Weight : 1270 grams MSRP : $34.00

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Product Description

Schwalbe Muddy Mary DH Tire: Much more than a mud tire, widely-spaced center lugs and pronounced shoulder knobs are ideal for excessively loose DH courses and aggressive all-mountain trails...

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by audiac a Downhiller

Date Reviewed: July 9, 2013

Strengths:    excellent grip

Weaknesses:    quite easy to pinch with lower air pressure
wears relatively fast
difficult to get off the rim

Bottom Line:   
front: 2,35 VertStar compound, folding
rear: 2,35 TrailStar compound, folding

These tires have excellent grip both on dry and wet surface, they bite the dirt and it`s like driving a train.

They are also pretty lightweight, but bit easier to pinch. After riding butyl-enforced Minions I hadn`t had defect for ages so I was bit disappointed that it`s quite easy to get a snake bite on the tube, but that`s the price for low weight. But air pressure increase helps and they`re quite bullet proof then.

The rear tire wore quite fast, but after tearing off edges of the central knobs it stayed the same for quite a long time.

It might be just the combination of MM and my DT Swiss EX350 rims, but it`s almost impossible to get the tire off the rim and back on. I`ve already broken about 5 levers so far and every defect means at least 5 minutes of struggle with the bead.
On the other hand, it`s literally impossible to strip it off while riding/cornering...

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Similar Products Used:   Maxxis Minion DHF
Maxxis Minion DHR
Maxxis Swampthing
Tioga Factory DH

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Turbo-Henrik a Weekend Warrior from Norway

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2011

Strengths:    Incredible grip, strong sidewalls, beefy, lightweight, great rubber compound, good price.

Weaknesses:    Wears pretty fast but i would not expect it to last for a long time since it is a very soft tire.

Bottom Line:   
These tires rock! They grip like crazy and i can really trust them, and if i think i will slip off some roots or offcamber rock, they will stick to it and give me a smooth ride.
They dont roll that well, but i dont care as long as they have such good grip.

When all mountain/trail riding i use 23 psi, no pinch flats, just awesome grip.

If youre looking for bad weather trail tires, get these and dont look back.

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Favorite Trail:   Hobo trail in Nordmarka

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $68.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   Minion, Highrollers, Rubber Queen, Specialized Chunder, Purgatory, Clutch +++

Bike Setup:   2011 Specialized Enduro with XTR Trail brakes, MM tires, commandpost ++

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by PeteStew a Weekend Warrior from Lincolnshire UK

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2011

Strengths:    Grip, burlyness

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
2.5 freeride single ply trailstar compound

Super grip, the side nobbles are actually sticky to the touch so you can lean like mad on them. the sidewalls are quite tough and make mounting them a bit tricky. I don't think that pinch flats are going to be an issue unless you regularly downhill through jagged rock gardens - in which case, get the downhill versions! The rolling resistance is higher than nobby nics I use for cross country, but less than the nevegals I just took off.

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Favorite Trail:   Peaks, Lake District, Scotland

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   action cycles .de

Similar Products Used:   high roller super tacky, nevegal, big betty, fat albert

Bike Setup:   IH 6.6

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by yamaboy2000 a Weekend Warrior from Sants Cruz, CA

Date Reviewed: October 2, 2010

Strengths:    fantastic grip, confidence inspiring, no pinch flats even with 30psi, did i mention grip everywhere, sizing is true

Weaknesses:    they grip like crazy, so rolling resistance leaves a bit to be desired.

Bottom Line:   
proabibly the best tire ever, i have spent tons of cash and countless hours on Soooo many different tires and these muddy mary's simply kick a$$, if only the rolling resistance was just a scoesh better it would be the most perfect tire possible imo. I also friggin love the new nobby nic's amazing tire but sidewall strength will allow pinch flats when bombing.

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Favorite Trail:   worldcup/members only

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   maxxis ardent-kenda nevegal-spesh eskar-conti MK & RQ-wtb weirwolf lt and new

Bike Setup:   2010 S-works Enduro set up for AM/FR
2009 Trek Session 88

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bullcrew a Downhiller from San Diego Boise Id

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2010

Strengths:    Grip, control, diversity, construction

Weaknesses:    Guey glueys wear fast but AMAZING race tire

Bottom Line:   
Guey glueys wear fast but stick amazing and well worth the money when you need to pin it..... Performance outweighs the wear and cost if needed...
Traction is definently 85% from mud being a 1 and bone dry being a 100. It hooks up and sticks total control at every turn with no questionable spots on it...
Ive ridden snow, mud from the NW to SOcal from 5 degrees to 105 degrees,,, Tire is amazing and STRONGLEY recomend it...

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Favorite Trail:   All

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   Kendas, maxxis, IRC tioga, continental

Bike Setup:   Jedi, I9, Avalanche +more

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by FloridaFish a Downhiller from WPB, FL

Date Reviewed: September 13, 2009

Strengths:    I've found these tires very grippy in wet conditions on roots, rocks, and mud. I've run them at the min pressure without getting pinch flat and the sidewalls with snakeskin are holding up great. If you let the tires do they're job and keep off the brakes you'll be practically glued to the trail. The 2.5's are beastly too.

Weaknesses:    The gooey gluey is showing some wear and tear after a few weekends of DH stuff, mostly wet conditions. I'm trying to makes these last so I'm switching them out depending on conditions.

Bottom Line:   
Another great tire from Schwalbe, a bit specific for conditions, but it's the right tool for the job. A point or two off for price.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $78.00

Purchased At:   schwalbe north ameri

Similar Products Used:   Schwalbe Fat Albert (uni-directional). Fat Albert Front/Rear combo, Tioga DH.

Bike Setup:   IH 6.6 mostly stock.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Torsten ohne "h" a Weekend Warrior from from the middle of nowhere in Germany

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2009

Strengths:    - grip on wet conditions, even snow and ice
- self cleaning at muddy conditions
- they "warn" you, before you get in trouble

Weaknesses:    - the gooeygluey wears down fast at roads and trails with a lot of small stones

Bottom Line:   
i bought the muddy mary 2.35 with the gooeygluey compound as "winter tires" for my AM bike.
they perform great from october till eastern in the wet and muddy forrest. great self cleaning, no proplem to go uphill at wet grass or roots.
even in the snow and on ice the soft and grippy gooeygluey compound performs well. sure, not as good as spikes, but good and save enough to have some winter fun.

now, since it is getting wormer i replaced them. the soft compound wears out at stones and streets and i like to "save" them as my favroite winter tire.

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Favorite Trail:   wet & rocky forrest trails

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   small local bike sho

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by SantaCruzzer a Downhiller from Germany

Date Reviewed: December 25, 2008

Strengths:    great grip on any ground, perfect self cleaning, not too much wear, very reliable, very good value

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
the tires (with tubes) have more grip than the tubeless tires I have used and are much better on wet and muddy terrain, but also on dry, loose grounds.
The perfect allround tires for DH and FR!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $63.00

Similar Products Used:   Maxxis High Roller and Minion DH UST

Bike Setup:   Demo 7 II 2008

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by cxfahrer a Weekend Warrior from Leipzig Eastgermany

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2008

Strengths:    good for intended use

Weaknesses:    it cant do everything ;.)
too big

Bottom Line:   
I have the freeride version (folding bed) in 2.5 " size, Gooeygluey compound in front and Triple in back.

These tires are really big! Check your frame before, the are not only 67mm wide, but also very high! The weight is just under 1000g each, about 100grams more than BigBetty. Thats ok.

The grip on loose soil, mud and wet stones/roots is outstanding.
When it comes to hardpack or flat stones/tarmac, the tire is easy to pedal, but the giant knobs will roll over slightly in corners and give you an unstable feel.
The sheer size of the tire gives a plush feel when hitting hard over ocks and stuff. I didnt have a flat yet, but I think for downhilling the DH version will be safer.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   online shop

Similar Products Used:   Big Betty FR, Conti Diesel

Bike Setup:   light freeride bike with Lyrik, Evolver, Formula The One

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by baietzel a Downhiller from Bucharest, Romania

Date Reviewed: November 20, 2007

Strengths:    offers very good braking power almost everywhere. very strong, almost impenetrable. immune to snakebite :)

Weaknesses:    a little too heavy

Bottom Line:   
it's ok; some people say weight counts as a loss for it, but i don't care about this.. :) i use this tire even in my town, for short distances, and i'm not disappointed.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Similar Products Used:   maxxis and schwalbe

Bike Setup:   ram dh, marz 888 bla bla

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