Aggressive open tread. Excellent brake traction and extremely good self-cleaning characteristics thanks to the large stud gaps.
New ADDIX compound Improving grip and rolling resistance, durability and damping – these are the standard conflicting aims of tyre technology – where enhancement of one property always comes at the expense of another. So ultimately it’s all about making intelligent compromises aimed at edging that little bit closer to perfection.
With Addix, Schwalbe offers significantly improved solutions, particularly with regard to the lifetime of its tyres, and marks a new level of performance, not only in competitive use, for all MTB disciplines with their very different requirements.
For the Addix compound, Schwalbe uses a state-of-the-art and extremely precise mixing technology which is not generally used in the bicycle tyre industry. The mixing process allows for an almost infinite number of parameter variations and, with the new production hardware set up especially for Addix, this gives rise to entirely new formulas.
Addix Ultrasoft, purple identifier: The new compound with maximum damping is perfect for hardcore use in enduro and downhill. Seriously improved low-temperature properties in terms of grip and damping, compared to the previous VertStar compound, make it eminently suitable for year-round use.
SnakeSkin A light and flexible carcass makes the tyre highly resistant to scrubbing.
Super Gravity A patented carcass construction. Quadruple ply carcass makes the sidewalls stable and safe. The tread remains extremely flexible and grippy with two carcass plies. All around Snakeskin is excellent protection against cuts.