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Schwalbe Smart Sam Tyre

An impressive, perennial favorite. For MTB riders who frequently switch between road and offroad terrain

Recommended Use: Cross Country


What technology does it use in its construction?

The Smart Sam comes in a wide range of wheel sizes, widths and finish options tailored to your application. Whilst the Wired Bead variant exclusively comes in Schwalbe's Performance casing, Addix Performance compound partnership, focusing on great all round characteristics at an attractive price. The Kevlar Folding Bead options also have the choice of a Double Defense RaceGuard casings, featuring all round Snakeskin and a layer of RaceGuard under the tread for increased protection technology and preparation for use on modern E-MTBs.

What is the intended use?

Developed with versatility in mind, Schwalbe's Smart Sam is a true 'one for all' tyre. Better suited to hardpack to mixed terrain in a mixture of weathers, for sport/fun/touring purposes. The distinctive tread design stands out with its dense centre providing good rolling efficiency, low vibration and longevity, while the edged outer blocks provide safety, grip and control in off-road scenarios.

Our verdict

A fan favourite and extremely popular tyre from Schwalbe, blurring the lines between typical road and mountain bike terrain.

Details & Technology

Casing (choose from the following)

  • Performance

    The Performance casing is designed with longevity, durability and intensive use in mind

  • Raceguard

    Two layers of crosswire nylon fabric under the tread for protection against punctures and tears


  • Addix Performance

    Addix Performance is a versatile, universal compound focussed on durability and performance

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