Schwalbe Black Jack Tire

DESCRIPTION

Black Jack attacks on any terrain. The aggressive tread offers the ultimate combination of high traction and low rolling resitance. This new Cross-Country Allrounder can cope with most conditions. Special Off-Camber-Grip shoulder blocks stabilize high speed cornering.

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 06, 2012]
edgeyforsure

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

i think of this as more of a weekend warrior tyre, and for that it is great!, 45 - 50psi for commuting then drop it down to around 30psi and race around the trails, its not the best in the mud but that adds to the fun, it is quiet and very low rolling resistance, not to mention a pretty cheap tyre!

Weakness:

not the best in the mud but i would still buy this tyre again, it handles great on the tarmac / dirt aslong as its not too wet

i think this tyre is amazing for the money, really targets the weekend warriors on a budget but who also commute on the same bike, with a simple PSI change i can go from fast rolling road bike to an all out dirt track king

bare in mind these are only £13 tyres ofc they aren't going to be the best in the world but for what you pay they are outstanding

[Jun 21, 2011]
Krisztian
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Looks Good, Nice black color.

Weakness:

after 150 km both of them went flat.

After 150 km (only Cross Country, grass terrain) both tires got some wood splinter. Schwalbe Black Jack states : "Puncture protection" - but I say don't trust them. If you have money go for any Kevlar tires.

Similar Products Used:

continental, maxxis.

[Feb 03, 2005]
Leonardo
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Low rolling resistance with good grip on almost any terrain.

Weakness:

Mud, but the tire wasn't designed for that

This tire is for everyone who wants a tire that fits the gap between the semislicks and knobby tires. It has low rolling resistance for road use and grip enought for dry cross country riding - hardpack, loose ofer hardpack, rocks, roots, grass,... almost anything. Great tire.

[Dec 20, 2004]
Rolf Sindoe
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Grib in gravel, roots, rocks and grass is very good. Can be run at just 2 bars pressure, even at pavement and asphalt.

Weakness:

The rear wheel has its limits: In wet clay and mud it _will_ eventually pack and slide.

Every tire has its limits and naturally so does this. As long as the trail isn't wet mud, though, this tire will bring you through almost any kind of landscape. I recently climbed in frosty grass with it and my _new_ set of tires performed very well w. lots of grib. A very good allround tire.

Similar Products Used:

Bontrager Jones AC, Scott Manx, Maxxis Medusa.

[Sep 23, 2004]
isaac
Cross Country Rider

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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1

Avoid the tire it is garbage.

One of the worst I've used in 15 yrs of mt biking... possibly the lamest since the Tioga Pyscho.

Slidey, low volume, gripless, gutless, etc. Light wieght is the only pro... might be good for riding around town, that is it.

Still searching for the mate to the Conti Vert Pro 2.3, which I'm running in the front... which is probably the best tire I've used since riding.

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