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  • Carax
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    The snakeskin ones are supposed to have extra puncture resistance.
    Not sure if the extra cost is worth it though.

    “Performance” are Schwalbe’s cheapo line, they use a cheaper, harder compound than those marked “Evo” or more recently “PaceStar/TrailStar/VertStar”

    Snakeskin adds a level of puncture protection/cut resistance that’s very much worth having unless weight is your absolute priority

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    What Carax says, I get on great all over the UK with Snakeskin NN’s.

    Try some german websites (ie bikediscount.de) or Merlin cycles for discounted tyres.

    Rogan Josh
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    Thanks, I’m after better protection, but the cheaper ones on CRC say snakeskin too in the details, is that a misprint?

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Maybe not rogan josh but the point is they are the Performance compound, hence the price.

    Performance is hard, plasticky and therefore more slippery – they are the “budget” NN of the range and most people don’t choose to ride with them in my experience.

    Rogan Josh
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    Ah ok great, well thanks all for the advice, I think I’ve always been quite blasé about tyre choice until I used better ones so ill get the good ones!

    Thanks again

    Rogan Josh
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    Bike came with mountain Kings, came straight off, got a dampf on the front which is mega, after a nobby nic for rear.

    What’s the difference please?

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=83192

    http://www.wiggle.com/schwalbe-nobby-nic-tubeless-snakeskin-folding-29er-tire/

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    My Snakeskins punctured if you gave them a sharp look, so god knows what the standard ones are like… But if you’re partnering it with a Hans Dampf I’m assuuming it’s going to see some hard use so I’d say at the very least, snakeskin. But personally I wouldn’t go there again, mine were annoying while they lasted, and they didn’t last long enough.

    no_eyed_deer
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    ‘Performance’ compound is all manner of poo poo. Avoid like the plague, even on the rear.. 😉

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    Shameless opportunism but I picked up a Snakeskin Nic for my Niner but its a bit too heavy for me. £20.
    Pretty sure its the proper EVO one, as I wouldnt have bought the Perfomrmance ones. (Too hard).

    chives
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    The snakeskin reinforcement’s only on the sidewalls – I prefer snakeskin over the regular Evo carcass, as it doesn’t roll/squirm so much when run tubeless at low-ish pressures.

    Typically, I slit my new NN on the crown, first time out! Easy fix once home but always carry a tube to actually get there!

    Rogan Josh
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    Takisawa that’s gone over my head, you trying to sell me a nobby nic? Is it a 29er?

    So is the general opinion of these to be pretty good? Need something good for the lakes and that will just stop me puncturing!!!!! What about a 2.2 ardent? Better?

    Premier Icon Clobber
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    Different sort of tyre to an ardent, Ardent is a great rear tyre though.

    If it needs to be tough get it with the EXO carcass.

    Have you thought about on-one smorgasbord for the rear, that is a maxxis exo carcass and only £15

    Rogan Josh
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    No not looked at them, will do. I know the ardent is heavier, so is it gonna be more puncture resistant? Stronger sidewalls?

    Premier Icon Clobber
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    EXO is maxxis version of snakeskin

    On-one tyres all use EXO

    We are only talking about sidewall rock/pinchflat protection

    If you want thorn protection go tubeless and use stans fluid to fix the holes!

    Premier Icon seadog101
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    My bike came with Nobby Nics. I’m not sure if it’s me or the tyres which are rubbish. Probably me.

    I thought I’d give them time, but nope. They seem to be overly slippery in the wet (hence a head first into tree incident), and kind of scatty in the dry dust of current weather.

    plyphon
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    I’ve got a 2.25 performance on the front. works well, not noticed the slipperyness or the poo-poo ness yet!

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