Schwalbe Big Jim Tire

Big Jim

Big Jim is a true Downhill/Free ride tyre.

User Reviews (4)

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Patrick Heinze   Weekend Warrior [Mar 11, 2005]
Strength:

Relatively light (tried to find similar weighted tires for replacement, but couldn't find too many)

Corners good on rocky, dusty ground, decelerating is fine, self-cleaning works in most conditions

Weakness:

Doesn't grip on wet roots (but then again: what tire does?), I lost a knob or two on the rocky Trails here in Black Forest (But hey: I used them for two Seasons with each 600km). In muddy conditions it looses a lot of it's grip and the self-cleaning feature stops to work. What really pisses me of ist that on almost every tour I had a flat tire - be it from snakebites or from punctures.

This tires tracking abilities are fine. I used them in lots of different conditions, on rocky ground, hard and soft pack and apart from in mud they just do their job. Still: I had so many flat tires (riding them at 2,5 bar) from either snakebites or punctures, I wouldn't buy them again. I'm going to try the new IRC Freedomcross Trailbear, maybe that'll be better.

Similar Products Used: Schwalbe Fat Albert
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
erwin dral   Weekend Warrior [Dec 13, 2004]
Strength:

racing ralph is my fastest tire, but the front washes out in corners when its wet. i hate falling. so i put a big jim on at the front. problem gone!
the big jim has super grip in wet and/or muddy conditions. good in corners. good puncture resistance. great value for money. very easy to install.

Weakness:

a bit heavier and slower than racing ralph or fast fred.
a tad slow and noisy on solid ground.
not as fast or comfortable as a racing ralph.
one tire had a wobble straight out of the box (replaced under warranty). not cheap.

for the cold/wet season (3/4 of the year), i ride big jim or king jim up front, racing ralph 2.35 rear. best combo for comfort, speed, grip.

Similar Products Used: racing ralph 2.35, fast fred 2.25 , michelin wildgripper, continental explorer
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
WA   Weekend Warrior [Oct 04, 2004]
Strength:

Great all round tyre, light enough for XC, tough enough for most stuff.

Weakness:

None

Sorry got mixed up, that review ^^^^ was for Nokian Gazzalodi 2.3s!

Great tyres, wicked for the UK where conditions rarely reach super dry and there's no slick rock.

Bear in mind that these will wear out quick if the going's dry, but in loose or loamy conditions the edges grip like they're on rails. A great 4x or aggressive XC tyre I'd say, but not for race whippets.

Similar Products Used: Lots of tyres. I like to chop and change!
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
WA   Weekend Warrior [Oct 04, 2004]
Strength:

Awesome cornering grip, good all around grip, reasonably hard wearing, good flat resistance.

Weakness:

Fairly hefty, and the tread pattern is slower going on really hardpacked terrain than others, unsurprisingly.

Great tyres, wicked for the UK where conditions rarely reach super dry and there's no slick rock.

Bear in mind that these will wear out quick if the going's dry, but in loose or loamy conditions the edges grip like they're on rails. A great 4x or aggressive XC tyre I'd say, but not for race whippets.

Similar Products Used: Too many to name. Use High Rollers and these mainly.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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