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Old 04-07-22, 01:04 PM
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Schwalbe Johnny Watts

Just wanted to pass on my recomendation for these tires on an ebike for varied terrain. Iíve got a Bafanged Clem Smith with 27.5 x 2.35 JWatts tires. I tried various nice riding off road tires as 70% of my riding is trails and dirt road with 20% off trail and 10% pavement. My route takes me through 100í of sharp jagged 3Ē-4Ē drainage rock that was causing small sidewall tears in those lighter tires. Iím going up or down 15% grades all the time. Between my 195 lbs and 30lbs of stuff on a 65 lb ebike the sharp drainage rock was the problem.

The sidewalls have held up fine, grip is good in most conditions and on pavement surprisingly smooth. Certainly not what Iíd pick for a road tire but much better than the tires that excel for fast dirt riding. I donít go fast anymore so itís handling in soft dirt and damp slippery stuff is predictable. Overall close to perfect for my use.
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I use Schwalbe Marathon Pro tires on my 27" wheeled older steel bike. I use this bike all the time on dirt/gravel roads and the Schwalbe tires are wonderfully durable. These are tires more oriented to road riding but work just as well off road.as long as you don't need a lot of traction. Like LeeG I tend to ride slower now (aging) and a lot of bicycle stuff lasts longer now.
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