Racing Ralph tyre reviewed

Posted by Paul​ Walton on March 26, 2009 0 comments

Racing Ralph tyres
Racing Ralph tyres really disappointed me in terms of performance and quality. At first glance it was easy to say yes I should spend money on these tyres. But when you put the cosmetic aspect to one side and actually put the tyres to good use, you'll be disappointed too!

The first thing that struck me about the Racing Ralph tyres was it's lack of resilience to punctures. Not a good thing where I live! Unlike most tyres these were very light weight and quite fast on the go! The first time I took them out I ended up with 2 thorns in the front and 1 in the back! Here is what's said online about them:

Surprised how it has been possible to have so much grip with such low rolling resistance? The secret is: Hi-tech manufacture + an Evo-carcass + triple compound + U-blocks.

Whatever the hell that means!!!

Upon closer inspection of the Racing Ralph tyres I found them to be very thin which explains the light weight and the lack of resilience to punctures! Trust me when I say that, "if your not on man made trails, don't bother". Performance is one thing but when spending high amounts of money on tyres such as these, the last thing you want is punctures every time you bloody go out. It's annoying that manufactures don't listen to the average Joe blog that rides mountain bikes. As they would realize that more needs to be done to make "off road tyres" puncture proof or resilient to punctures, as they do with road tyres!


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