Written by Virginia
My first foray with the new Addix line was with on a pair of Magic Mary Soft, front and rear, and they felt perfect. After 3 months of use, trying the tires in different situations, I can say that Schwalbe's slogan is really the right one: #GRIPISYOURFRIEND. The Magic Mary tires have proved to be suitable for every terrain. I was most impressed with them on rocky tracks, and they also performed well on dry ground.
The tire sticks to the ground like glue, ensuring stability and increased safety on the bike. Schwalbe has created a line of tires that have good damping properties: soft rubber compound that is also significantly more durable than the previous TrailStar compound.
I'd love to try Ultra Soft tires and feel the difference!
Schwalbe recommends ADDIX Soft for e-MTBs. Here the tread compound really plays to its strengths of "great dampening and powerful grip". Due to the optimized low-temperature properties, the tread can perform similarly all year round!
I found it very difficult to mount the tires. I would recommend considering this aspect if you want to race on these tires, as a flat tire will be very difficult to tube out on the trail. Of course, this also means that you will have a confidence inspiring seal, should you set these tires up tubeless.
I also appreciated the packaging: simple but well-kept in detail, as Schwalbe likes it.
If you are looking for something new in the traction department, Schwalbe's Addix are ready for you.
find out more HERE.
Push yourself to your limits and demand the most from your tire. When the pressure is on, it shows its true colors: more grip, more speed, more mileage. Experience a different dimension. ADDIX – the new compound for all legendary tires of the EVO line.
MAGIC MARY: THE GRAVITY ALL-ROUNDER.
The favourite among downhill and enduro experts. The perfect choice for virtually any track. Intermediate tread: maximum brake traction and corner grip even on extremely muddy terrain thanks to strong shoulder studs and the aggressive, open tread design.
HANS DAMPF: EVERYTHING TAILORED TO MAXIMUM RIDING PLEASURE.
The balanced tread works effortlessly and generously corrects errors - full control on rough terrain as well as on flowing single trails.
ROCK RAZON: THE SEMI-SLICK.
Used on very fast and dry trails.
Little rolling resistance and little weight. Primarily for use on rear wheel. Tread design: fast, flat studs in the centre of the tread for good corner grip with sturdy lugs on the tyre shoulders.
DIRTY DAN: THE SPECIALIST FOR SLUDGE.
For deep soils and soft terrain.
Aggressive open tread. Excellent brake traction and extremely good self-cleaning characteristics thanks to the large stud gaps.