Rambler Tyre Tests
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BikeRadar.com rated the Rambler a solid 4.5/5:
“On hardpack gravel, the Ramblers really cruised. With the 40mm tread pumped up to a luxurious 55psi or so, the resulting ride was cushy, comfortable and just about perfect for taking in the scenery while still maintaining a decent speed.
Even with the closely spaced middle tread, they were decently grippy when wet. Coming out of stream crossings, tires dripping with mud and water, torquing my way up the rocks I expected to spin the rear but somehow it held on and propelled me forward.
When the roads turned twisty, the Ramblers were nicely consistent. The overall profile is very round for a predictable lean. The side knobbies have a bit more spacing for a touch more bite, but laying them over hard isn’t really on the cards as the knobs are pretty tiny.
Braking traction was decent as well, much better than the fast-rolling Schwalbe G-One’s with their file tread pattern.
I very much appreciated the EXO sidewall and tubeless compatibility. I took the Ramblers on some very rough forest roads with loads of sharp, square-edged rocks and made it through unscathed. In my opinion, all gravel tires should include sidewall protection to ward off punctures and pinches, as well as shrug off sidewall tears.
Maxxis labels the Rambler as a gravel bike tire and it hits the mark. They’re cushy at 40mm wide, have excellent puncture protection, and roll quite well when ticking off the miles.” – Russell Eich, BikeRadar.com, June 2017