Schwalbe Nobby Nic

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Schwalbe Nobby Nic

13 Reviews for Nobby Nic

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 I'd say, a lighter version of the Fat Albert tires. This one will provide neat grip to you in curves, it might fail you on higher speed downhill curves but overall a good tire. I'd use it for Dirt Jumping and maybe some Freeride or Park riding in general.
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 I've been using the 2.1" version on the back of my trail bike for years. I have never flatted but have flatted my 2.35 nevegal at least 8 times in the same span when running that in it's stead. They are expensive but they seem to maintain their grip even when wearing down so you can use them for a long time. Best tire I've ever used for climbing traction.
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 29x2.25 Snake Skin TL ready trail star.. Used on front and rear. Very good traction in all conditions, not quite as good for cornering traction and wet conditions as the new Maxis High Roller II 2.3, but is considerably lighter. Very reliable tire for puncture resistance in the snake skin version, but you lose a little suppleness as a trade off compared to the non snake skin.

Even in the non snake skin I had good puncture resistance. A little buzzy if you have to commute on pavement to get to the dirt. One of the best cornering tires I've ridden for the weight. Had some trouble airing up with Stans, but when I used the soapy water trick they aired up instantly (with a compressor).

Predictable control as you lean in. Used these on the North Shore front and rear. It worked really well, but a better set up there was the Nick in the back and High Roller II on the front.

I've paid between $60 and $100 sale-full price.
Prefer the triple compound over the double
Non snake skin is fairly puncture resistant and rolls nice
Snake skin is good for rocks and thorns, looses some suppleness
Most grip in a 2.2 I've tried (tried lots)
Good front or rear or both
Best combo for dry-some dampness was Nick up front Rocket Ron Back
Best combo for all mountain dry or wet was High Roller II 2.3 front and Nick 2.25 R
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 bought the triple compound evo carcass version very expensive at £40 per tire but immediately noticed i had a lot more confidence in the front than when i had maxxis ignitors on my XC bike, now coming up to new tire time and well most likely be buying another pair of these amazing tires Smile
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 Solid grip for what may be considered an XC/AM tire. I bought the 2.4 and the volume to weight ration is excellent even with the extra protection of the snake skin construction(tube required version). Does does not clear quickly in muddy conditions, but that seems to be the only tradeoff. Great grip when leaned over with the triple compound tread yet rolls fast when the wheel is upright. I bought the 2010 version and no knobs have ripped off yet as others have reported on the earlier version. Strong performance in soft surfaces as well as hard pack.
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 Fcipe oponki. Zakladajac Nobby Nic z przodu i Racing Ralph z tylu masz zajebista trakcja w terenie. Nie sa moze najlepsze na mokrych i trawiastych podlozach, ale nie sa calkiem do dupy. Asfalt zle nanie dziala, a w koncu one sa na teren, nie na asfalt. Polecam Smile
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 Sick tyre, Great for average ammounts of mud, very light, this IS my favorite tyre for 4x.

I pair this up with my furious fred and I have a uber-sweet pair for 4x/very small light downhill. both really light.
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 the perfect AM/enduro tire. too light for fr but amazing grip. schwalbe shoud make a nobby nic in a fr version in 2,6" that would be amazing!
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 Fast rolling tyre - Does it all!

Remember to keep pressures up if you dont get the snakeskin version, these are the best tyres i have used!
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 {Pros: clear well, super light, great all ground grip, very chic.{ cons: they cost an arm and a leg, don't seem to tough on the sidewalls.
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 Good but lack grip in fast corners, wear and pressure sensitive in corner, not for enduro, too fragile.
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 Great grip, light, good in the corners but the sidewalls are just too thin. I made a lot af pinch flats with this tires.
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 very nice tires, light and with good grip.. for me they're perfect for riding in mud, snow or some freeride terrain
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Schwalbe Nobby Nic (MSRP $60.25) — Devilishly fast. Nobby Nic combines the incompatible: It has divine grip and goes like the devil. How is that possible? Triple compound - an MTB tire first -, combined with the super-fast carcass used by Racing Ralph. Also available as UST tubeless version.

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Price $60
Weight 136.07 g
Tire Width 1.8-2.4
Diameter 26
Riding Genre All Mountain / Freeride
Bead Type Folding
Bead Type - there are two main types. Kevlar/Folding Bead (lighter and ca be folded so riders can put them in their jersey pocket or hydration pack incase they rip their sidewall) and Wire/Steel Bead (heavier, cheaper, not as strong or portable, and more difficult to mount on a rim).
Rubber Durometer 67
Rubber Durometer - is the measurement used by the rubber industry to identify a the harness of rubber. This is important as the tire's durometer effects the grip, how fast the tire will wear, and if the knobs on a tire flex.

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