2015 nobby nic???
i popped one on the rear the other day and only have 1 ride on it. Pretty decent.
I wouldn’t even dream of putting one upfront a some oddballs have dome on MTBR.
The deciding factor for me will be when i ride some steep rocky runs, if it holds up well t that type of riding then i will be convinced.
But as a bog standard trail tyre it seems to do the trick.Posted 2 years agombqwertyMember
I’d probably take a good look at what kind of riding you do. I know these things are often the luck of the draw, but riding down BPW yesterday and my riding partner got about a 1cm slash in the sidewall of his brand new 2015 nic that wouldn’t seal again. Made me think about going for the double defence one for bigger/rockier rides and just take the hit with the weight. For trail centres, red runs, xc etc I’d probably just stick with the pacestar on the back. He did say it was riding pretty decent over the mud and the rocks (before the slash)Posted 2 years agocookciMember
I’ve been using the pacestar 26″ 2.1 snakeskin (2015) on a 26er
The tyres have done about 200 miles. There is a little tread wear on the rear… nothing on the front and they have been up and down the rock garden 10 times.
i only weigh 10 stone though.
I’m no expert but i noticed they roll very well compared to the other models ive tried. Not 100% sure about the grip as when i slip/slide its usually down to running out of talent.Posted 2 years agogrenMember
Got one on the front and an old style one on the back. Had a couple of front wheel wash outs in the mud. Could just be me but I’m a bit wary of pushing it too hard in the wet around corners. 2.25 Pacestar by the way
Doesn’t seem to ride a million miles away from the old one to be honest. I tend to ride loamy natural trails so rocks and sidewalls etc are not a problem.Posted 2 years agogravesendgruntMember
As Gren mentions above I found these tyres to be very bad for cornering on unsupported corners,off cambers and tracking through furrows-they felt like their overlapping oblong side knobs creates a very narrow angle of grip with no cornering edge to find – I too was washing out on trails I know well.If you want a good cornering Nobby Nic take look at the WTB Vigilante-they’ve been all I hoped the new Nic would be.Posted 2 years agocookciMember
My new giant trance came with 29er 2.2 performance nobby nics (old versions).
A couple of things I’ve noticed when comparing them to my 2.1 pacestar 26er (new nobby nics):
-The 29er 2.2 performance grip better than the 2.1 pacestar in wet conditions. This is probably down to tyre size rather than compound
-The 26er 2015 nobby nics roll much better and noticeably less tyre buzz on the tarmac
They all seem pretty strong and don’t fall to pieces when hitting the rocks as people say they doPosted 2 years ago
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