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RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Oct 23, 2014 at 13:03
16 hours
Schwalbe 2015 Nobby Nic - Review
I ran them in the same region as you do, but I am more of an AM/trail rider. Typically, I hand off the more important products to one or more test riders to get different perspectives for writing a review. In this case he was hitting a bunch of DH tracks and used higher pressures. The previous Nobby Nics are super critical for tire pressure. As you probably discovered, too high and they won't grip off-camber rocks and hardpack. Too low and they feel mushy while cornering. I learned always to check tire pressure before I jumped on bikes that came with Nobby Nics.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Oct 23, 2014 at 12:52
16 hours
Schwalbe 2015 Nobby Nic - Review
PB tech editor Mike Kazimer gave me his wet and root report from Bellingham, Washington, today and I added it to the review. The short version is that it wasn't as good as he had hoped, It breaks loose without warning on wet rocks and roots.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Oct 22, 2014 at 12:29
2 days
Schwalbe 2015 Nobby Nic - Review
Or a new nubile Nobby Nic...
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Oct 22, 2014 at 12:17
2 days
Schwalbe 2015 Nobby Nic - Review
Schwalbe indicated when I was at the launch this year, that it is upgrading its entire Evo range with the new Snakeskin treatment
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Oct 22, 2014 at 12:12
2 days
Schwalbe 2015 Nobby Nic - Review
Good news. It has been raining in Bellingham (such a shock) and PB's Mike Kazimer is preparing a 2015 Nobby Nic slop report, which I will be adding to the test result very soon.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Oct 22, 2014 at 11:30
2 days
Schwalbe 2015 Nobby Nic - Review
Rattpoison^^^ I'd agree that the new Nic would be the bettter choice in your case. Think of the Hans Dampf as a spike tire for trail riders. It is very aggressive and wide, and its tread pattern is really good where the tire may have to poke through leaf litter or sand to find traction. Its rubber is soft enough to find grip on such a wide variety of terrain that I for one, and many like-minded riders can forgive the Hans Dampf for not having bomb proof edging blocks or wearing out a bit faster than other popular tires, It's truly a do it alll tire, as advertized, so if you ride where weather and terrain can throw anything at you, it is a solid option.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Oct 21, 2014 at 21:11
2 days
Cannondale Jekyll 27.5 Carbon Team - Review
Start by setting the reccommended negative and positve spring pressure and then add or subtract positive pressure until you get to 30-percent sag on the indicator. Next, add negative spring pressure until it sags to 35 percent. That is how the bike worked best for us. If you are bottoming out a lot, but you like the way the shock works, then add pressure evenly in both chambers until you only bottom once in a while each ride. Use Negative pressure to set ride height, similar to how you would normallly use low-speed compression.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Oct 21, 2014 at 20:23
2 days
Cannondale Jekyll 27.5 Carbon Team - Review
Properly spanked, Bluefire^^^ Yours was a much better sentence.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Oct 21, 2014 at 13:24
3 days
Cannondale Jekyll 27.5 Carbon Team - Review
Specialized could call it the "Demi 8"
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Oct 21, 2014 at 13:23
3 days
Cannondale Jekyll 27.5 Carbon Team - Review
Word on that probi^^^^ We had to drop the post into the frame to get it low enough for DH trails.
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