- Are Nobby Nic tyres any good? or alternative…..
Im looking for something a little lighter than my XR4’s and High Roller combo to give me a bit more acceleration and climbing ease. in other words i want the moon on a stick 😆
Nobby Nics are written up as being the boys for me but ive heard mixed views about them being pierced easily on rocks. I ride welsh trail centres and lots of local natural stuff.
Are nobby nics worth a shout. If so are there certain models to avoid?
CheersPosted 6 years agocooganMember
In my opinion and short time with Nobby Nics, I tend to call them utter sh*t. Hated them. Sooooo many punctures, felt squishy and twitchy no matter what pressure I put in them. Were off the bike in a month and sold on. I’m a Highroller man, both bikes have them and I love ’em. Different strokes for different folks really…Posted 6 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Never had any problems with punctures myself, but I did have problems with the wear rate- the edges seemed to crumble off all the blocks and after that’d happened the grip dropped really badly. (2.25 Evos, that was) Never seen anything like it.
Decent enough tyre apart from that but I don’t think I’ll get them again, not when an Eskar is 9/10ths as good at most things, better in mud, and lasts for ages.Posted 6 years agoRoter SternMember
I’ve been a NN RR user for quite a few seasons. From the box they perform really well as a race tyre (the older version anyway). I have never had a problem with the sidewalls and I ride fairly rocky terrain on occaisons. My biggest bug bear with all the Schwalbe range is the rate of wear and the fact when they do start to wear the perfomance drops considerably.Posted 6 years agoChaddersMember
I have Rocket Ron Evo 127 things (the lightest ones, 465grams each)
Grip is ok, they are quite pressure sensitive. BUT i was expecting a puncture or two, and I have hit rock gardens at silly speeds and not had one puncture at all! its amazing how well they have done.
top marks from me. And they can literally knock a pound off your bike!Posted 6 years agoboltonjonMember
Performance wise, in terms of grip and predictability, they’re excellent. My favorite all rounder
Wear rate – not sure, as i’ve never worn one out
Ripped sidewalls? 6 since April
4 were on the cheaper £25 model.
The last 2 (in as many weekends) where the superduper £50 snakeskin version.
The toothpaste tube fix has come in very handy lately
That’s me done with Schwalbe tyres. I’m going Maxxis nowPosted 6 years agodan1980Member
I went through 2 sets of nics (Can’t remember which flavour) and both went in the side walls. They actually looked worn after the first ride!
I’ve been using Maxxis advantages (2.25) since and get on with them really well. A bit draggier than the nics on road, but same levels of grip etc. off road. They don’t seem to wear quickly either.Posted 6 years ago
Nobby Nic Evo’s only xc tyre i will run in Spring/Summer, Light, Fast rolling and grippy. What more do you want but make sure you buy the evo ones.
No side wall issued been running them for 2 years but not that rocky the i live just monster root and its great on them 😉Posted 6 years agoalmightydutchMember
I jumped on the NN/RR combo about 18 months ago. I just never felt confident with the rubber. Whilst grip wasnt an issue most of the time, baby head rocks just seem to be their nemesis….changed to Maxxis rubber and it doesnt budge. Much happier now
Minion DHF front with Medusa rear.Posted 6 years agoScamperMember
Nice tyre in the dry and i’ve had no isses regarding the sidewalls with the DD/Snakeskin version. However, concluded a ralph or ron are just as good for me in the dry but roll a lot quicker and just did not really get on with them in the wet at all so moved over to XR4’s. However these are a fair weight, so looking at the XR3’s which i think are new and about the same weight of a NN.Posted 6 years ago
they don’t like the Chalk/Roots in the south downs. tried the on a demo day, you can tell the designed in California, I’m sure there good in sand or stony soils.
never tryed Purgatory.
which version is that? mine just say ‘rotation’ with an arrow, so the same front or rear
Evo’s, front one and back one run different ways.
I do like maxxis but the good ones only last me 4/5 months (i ride alot)Posted 6 years agoDaveyBoyWonderMember
What most people are saying… I thought they were the tyre du jour on STW and everybody wanted them. I tried them when On-One were knocking them out cheap and hated them. Waiting to get my first ride on some Panaracer Rampages now. Heavier but I’d rather have a bit more heft and something that’ll give me confidence on the trails I normally ride…Posted 6 years ago
So out of curiosity what are the Maxxis and Continental equivalents, ie. all rounder, to Nics which I’m running at the minute and have never used anything else.?
Never used Continental but i do use maxxis high rollers and minion, the super tacky one are brilliant but don’t last only put them on for alps, afan, brechfa trips etc…Posted 6 years agoKryton57Subscriber
Really? I just rode my recently converted-to-tubeless-with-stans half worn Snakeskin Nics, ridden all over the country in 2011, in some epic mud and slop at the weekend.
They were very grippy, more comfortable and more predictable than the (Tubed) Bonty Mud X’s on t’other wheels.Posted 6 years agoElmoMember
I started with NN at last years Mountain Mayhem.
Brand new for that,i was dubious with some of the stories but have loved them.
I don’t ride particularly elegantly so bounce around and smash off things. Never split or had a puncture, and i’m a tad over 16 stone.
A note about the direction thing. I have mind the right way, but I’ve still had a couple of comments about them being wrong. Guess the ramps and knobs aren’t the traditional configuration?!Posted 6 years ago
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