Schwalbe Dirty Harry BMX Tire Review - Intro
These are a cheap BMX tire from Schwalbe. However, do not be fooled by the price, this is an excellent tire that could be used on folding bikes, kids bikes as well as BMXs and have an excellent building quality and a good multipurpose grip. It comes in 20" (406) variant only, and is 1.95" wide.
|Not Just for BMX|
Schwalbe Dirty Harry BMX Tire Review - Grip
The tread pattern is ideal suited to street riding, loose gravel riding, and dry dirt. Where it quickly comes undone is claggy mud, where the closed block tread pattern quickly clogs. The tread pattern is also quite shallow, this is advantageous in that the "knobs" do not flex when under load but a disadvantage as they clog more readily.
|Tread Pattern Looks Flash and is Good for All Except Thick Mud|
The rubber compound is SBC (Schwalbe Basic Compound) as used on early Big Apple Tires and is perfectly adequate, although not as good as some of their high end compounds.
Schwalbe Dirty Harry BMX Tire Review - Build Quality
These are a moderately high quality tire. But is has one blinding feature that most other BMX tires do not have, a kevlar puncture protection belt (Kevlar Guard). This is an excellent feature, and will stop punctures from just about anything, except hawthorns.
The TPI is s little low if you want to carry large loads, but for normal riding is is very good. These have a soft feel when riding when compared to a very high TPI tire such as the Eclat Ridgestone.