ADDIX rubber compounds make all of our legendary Evolution mountain bike tires better.

The perfect compound for every demand: SPEED, SPEEDGRIP, SOFT, ULTRA SOFT.
The tests in the lab and in the field demonstrate: ADDIX performs better than any other compound before – in all disciplines: XC, AM and TRAIL, ENDURO and DOWNHILL.
ADDIX is immediately recognizable by the label on the sidewall and the colored stripe in the tread.

See how ADDIX Rubber Performs:

XC Race

ADDIX SPEED is the compound for XC race specialists. It catapults our XC tires into a new performance dimension. 

Here’s the answer for those who’d like to go even faster. There’s only one thing that ADDIX Speed really loves and that’s speed. So the rolling resistance has been chopped yet again.


XC / AM / TRAIL


ADDIX SPEEDGRIP, the universal compound. It definitely has the widest range of use. Perfect for XC, AM and Trail: for the majority of EVO tires there’s a version with ADDIX Speedgrip! It replaces the previous PaceStar compound where a significant, though not the only difference, during extensive use is more mileage and a longer life.  

Lots of everything: speed, grip and durability. Combining all three characteristics to achieve the perfect compound is almost impossible in theory, but now we’ve done it with ADDIX Speedgrip to an extent that we never thought possible!

ENDURO / DOWNHILL


ADDIX SOFT is a compound that bridges many disciplines. It’s just as at home in the enduro and downhill world as it is in the demanding discipline of all-mountain and trail riding. It also impresses when used in combination with other ADDIX tires – more speed: Soft on the front, Speedgrip on the back. Or more damping: Ultra Soft on the front, Soft on the back.  

Rides superbly and provides impressively good damping. That’s ADDIX Soft. We’ve dug deep in the tire builder’s bag of tricks to create the perfect balance between the two. The result is a compound that’s amazingly good fun and yet is significantly more durable than the previous TrailStar compound. Tip: ADDIX Soft is also ideal for e-MTBs. Here it really plays to its strengths of “great damping and powerful grip”, and due to the optimized low-temperature properties it does this all year round!

ENDURO / DOWNHILL


ADDIX ULTRA SOFT is the ADDIX compound for hardcore use in enduro and downhill. Sensationally good damping has been further improved over the previous VertStar compound, while at the same time ADDIX Ultrasoft is suitable for all-weather use due to significantly improved low-temperature properties when it comes to grip and damping.  

Extremely soft to cope with very difficult challenges. ADDIX Ultra Soft appears to stick to the ground, literally clawing its way into the subsoil because there’s only one goal in sight: maximum damping and maximum grip.

All ADDIX rubber compounds can be found across the Schwalbe MTB lineup.
When paired with the appropriate Tread Pattern and Casing, ADDIX rubber meets the needs of every rider.

View the entire range:

Racing Ralph

THE PERFECT RACER. Faced with the extreme challenges of today‘s XC tracks, we completely revised Racing Ralph. The result is a very fast and versatile XC profile, specially developed for the rear wheel.

  • Numerous grip edges in the tread center for super traction and excellent acceleration.
  • Distinct shoulder studs for excellent lateral grip.
  • Good rolling properties and extremely quiet.

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Racing Ralph
Thunder Burt

OUTSTANDING FOR FAST AND DRY XC TRACKS. Its low weight and extremely low rolling resistance makes it Schwalbe’s fastest MTB tire!

  • Multiple small, flat studs for fast and quiet rolling.
  • Numerous grip edges for hard ground.
  • Edged shoulder studs for good grip and control in curves.

More information:
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Thunder Burt
Racing Ray

THE FRONT WHEEL SPECIALIST. The completely new, extra aggressive XC profile paired with the versatile Addix Speedgrip compound makes Racing Ray a XC weapon and an ingenious addition to Racing Ralph.

  • Shifted center blocks enable precise steering and high braking traction.
  • Stable shoulder blocks for precise steering.
  • Very quiet rolling characteristic with excellent rolling resistance.

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Racing Ray
Racing Ray
From US$43.48* RRP US$86.95
Wicked Will

Welcome to the team! Our new Wicked Will has many faces. Whether you set out on an alpine crossing or the fast trail lap, Wicked Will is the right choice and combines like no other light running and grip.

  • Fast rolling midsection with ramp-like lugs
  • Smooth transition area for maximum control when cornering
  • Stable and grippy shoulder knobs for high support in off-camber sections and turns
Wicked Will
Wicked Will
From US$54.00* RRP
Topseller
Nobby Nic

THE MTB TIRE WITH THE GREATEST RANGE OF APPLICATIONS. The all-rounder that works in every situation, no matter the weather, no matter the terrain. Widest possible range of use: for Tour and All-mountain, for difficult XC tracks as well as technically challenging Enduro trails.
Nobby Nic got a revised tread design this season:

  • Modern trail bike tread with stable shoulder blocks for even more traction.
  • Enlarged gaps between blocks for better self-cleaning.
  • Outstanding braking and forward traction due to special center stud arrangement.

More information:
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Nobby Nic
Nobby Nic
From US$32.00* RRP
Eddy Current Front

THE REVOLUTION FOR E-MTB’S. Our first real E-MTB specialist for All Mountain and Enduro. It allows uncompromising riding even uphill, takes fierce acceleration as well as allowing technical riding on trails. Its solid appearance comes from the stable blocks, more rubber and big widths.

  • Tread design inspired by Motocross with massive, stable studs in the center and the shoulder area for reliable riding behavior.
  • Concise V-Grooves in the center and side blocks for direct, precise steering characteristics.
  • Specially adjusted design for front and rear wheel use.

FRONT:

  • Reliable cornering grip paired with high braking traction.
  • Excellent transmission of steering corrections throughlong grip edges even when less weight is on the front wheel in ascents. The result: Understeer is more controllable.

REAR:

  • Maximum propulsion and braking traction throughmassive blocks that transmit sufficient power to the ground, even on the steepest climbs.
  • Hard wearing thanks to large-volume center studs.

More information:
Eddy Current Webspecial
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Eddy Current Front
Eddy Current Rear

THE REVOLUTION FOR E-MTB’S. Our first real E-MTB specialist for All Mountain and Enduro. It allows uncompromising riding even uphill, takes fierce acceleration as well as allowing technical riding on trails. Its solid appearance comes from the stable blocks, more rubber and big widths.

  • Tread design inspired by Motocross with massive, stable studs in the center and the shoulder area for reliable riding behavior.
  • Concise V-Grooves in the center and side blocks for direct, precise steering characteristics.
  • Specially adjusted design for front and rear wheel use.

FRONT:

  • Reliable cornering grip paired with high braking traction.
  • Excellent transmission of steering corrections throughlong grip edges even when less weight is on the front wheel in ascents. The result: Understeer is more controllable.

REAR:

  • Maximum propulsion and braking traction throughmassive blocks that transmit sufficient power to the ground, even on the steepest climbs.
  • Hard wearing thanks to large-volume center studs.

More information:
Eddy Current Webspecial

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Eddy Current Rear
Big Betty

BIG BETTY IS BACK! Equipped with everything modern tire technology has to offer. A Downhill and Enduro Allrounder for dry to damp conditions. Big Betty works perfectly on the rear wheel when combined with our much-loved Magic Mary.

  • Long supported braking edges for maximum braking traction
  • Extremely stable shoulder blocks for outstanding cornering grip
  • Open and aggressive tread for excellent grip and self-cleaning
Big Betty
Big Betty
From US$45.00* RRP
New
Tacky Chan

The fastest downhill tire in the world
- Developed over two years in the World Cup races, including with DH overall World Cup winner Amaury Pierron
- Optimized 100% for precision
- 10% more stable shoulder lugs compared to the Magic Mary for even more aggressive cornering
- Long braking edges allow later braking point
- Open shoulder area provides direct feedback and improves self-cleaning
- Ramps on center lugs for optimal rolling characteristics
- On average 8% lighter than Magic Mary
- Produced with fair trade rubber

Tacky Chan earns awards from two major MTB Publications

Nominated by Pinkbike for 2023 'Product of the Year' and selected as a 'Favorite Product of 2023' by The Loam Wolf:

Tacky Chan
Tacky Chan
From US$98.00* RRP
Topseller
Magic Mary

THE ULTIMATE GRAVITY TIRE. Indisputably the favorite among Schwalbe Downhill and Enduro athletes. Perfect all-round characteristics for almost all tracks and conditions. The sophisticated intermediate profile is combined with the best compounds and construction, pushing the limits to surprising levels.

  • Strong shoulder studs and aggressive, open tread design provide maximum braking traction and cornering grip even in extremely muddy terrain.
  • Equipped with V-Groves specially developed for Magic Mary, every stud can bite into the ground for even more grip.
  • Angled studs in the middle of the tread optimise the rolling characteristics.

More information:
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Magic Mary
Magic Mary
From US$38.00* RRP
Dirty Dan

THE SPECIALIST FOR MIRE. For deep mud and soft terrain. Ideal for extreme conditions.

  • Aggressive open tread design with large blocks excellent brake traction on deep and soft terrain.
  • Excellent braking traction and extremely good self-cleaning properties due to large gaps between studs.
  • Special ‘Curveclaws’ for outstanding adverse-camber grip.

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Dirty Dan
Dirty Dan
From US$104.00* RRP

Markus, you’ve been involved in all the major turning points at Schwalbe. How do you see ADDIX?

It’s a really big thing. Never before have we taken such an ambitious step with the compound. In actual fact, we’ve left no stone unturned, not with the formula and even less with the processes. We’ve really gone to town on it: new mixer, new team, new goals. And to be fair, we were pretty well set up even before that. It’s just that with ADDIX we’ve clearly got even better, and what I’m particularly pleased about – in precisely those areas where we were seen to have weaknesses. Now we can provide convincing answers, for example about the durability or the low temperature properties of the two soft compounds.

Previously, all the EVO compounds for MTB tires were multiple compounds. Is that going to continue?

Whether we’re using a mono or multiple compound in a tire will be one of our trade secrets. With ADDIX, mono/dual/triple is one tool among many but it’s no longer in the foreground as it was a few years ago. What we’ve achieved with ADDIX, to an extent never seen before – depending on the compound’s properties – the tire’s performance remains stable over its lifetime. And tires with ADDIX have a longer lifetime! That’s what counts.

All the legendary EVO tires are now available with the new ADDIX. As a tread designer, these are all your offspring. Does the new compound really make such a huge difference?

Yes. Of course, the wow effect is not going to be the same for all of them. With one you’ll experience the difference more in longer distances and with another more in extreme conditions. There are four very different compounds and tires for very varied discipline. But if the tires are all my offspring, then all I can say is that I’ve always been really proud of them and I’d never have believed that they would be capable of such a career move.

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