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Hans Dampf. German for "Jack-of-all-trades." One ride on Schwalbe's blow-your-mind trail tire and you'll agree that the Hans Dampf is perfectly suited to day-in and day-out trail thrashing.
The Hans Dampf features different adaptations of Schwalbe's game changing Addix Compund that are each perfectly suited for specific styles of riding. Addix Soft gives markedly better speed and durability compared to the old TrailStar rubber compound, along with slightly better damping and better traction also. Compared to PaceStar, Addix Speedgrip rubber compound has more damping, more traction, and a lot more durability, and it only gives up a tiny bit of rolling speed.
Schwalbe designed the Hans Dampf Addix to grip while accelerating, braking, and cornering without sacrificing low rolling resistance, as the Hans Dampf is far from sluggish. A good tread isn't useful if rocks and other trail objects can get the best of your tire. Schwalbe has focused a lot of energy on boosting the durability of their tires and it shows in the Tubeless Ready models. Schwalbe's Snakeskin reinforced sidewall is gives you confidence when pounding through the rocks.
Unlike other tires of this durability, the Hans Dampf manages to stay at a lean fighting weight of 908 grams (29er, remember). Compare that to other similarly sized tubeless ready tires with sidewall protection and it's easy to understand why the Hans Dampf is such a desirable tire. See what you and your bike are really capable of and throw a set of Hans Dampf Addix tires on. You'll remember why you started riding mountain bikes in the first place.