A great cross-country tire must be fast, supple, grippy, and lightweight. It must roll exceptionally well but brake effectively when required. The Schwalbe Racing Ralph EVO tire possesses all these qualities making it a favorite tire of trail and XC riders alike for it's fast rolling tread and great cornering.
For 2012, Schwalbe redesigned the tread to provide even more control on hardpack and loose-over hard terrain. The shoulder knobs are less angled, transition knobs have been added, and the rubber compound has been upgraded to Schwalbe's PaceStar compound. The Racing Ralph Tubeless Ready tire uses Schwalbe's 127tpi EVO casing which makes it extremely supple. Schwalbe also added sizes to fit the needs of the growing 29er market. If you typically ride in fast, dry conditions the Racing Ralph is a great choice for your XC needs.
Choose the Snakeskin models if you typically ride rocky terrain. All models are tubeless compatible.