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  • Premier Icon bgd
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    New bike came with Nobby Nics as standard, while the rear is fine I have absolutely no confidence in the tyre on the front.
    Had a go on a mates bike with Hans Dampf front and rear and was very impressed. Does anyone run a Hans Dampf front, Nobby Nic rear combo and rate it?
    Cheers

    slackalice
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    Yes. On my PYGA. 2.35 HD front and 2.25 NN rear, tubeless. Works for me, on this bike. I use other combo’s on other bikes.

    I run Hans Dampf / Racing Ralph combo. It works perfectly. The a racing ralph keeps the back nimble and loose and not at all dragging on fire roads. The Hans Dampf cling like nothing else and provides a grata safety net.

    I switched to this from nobby Nics front and rear which I had run many times before but never had huge confidence at the front,

    Premier Icon Alex
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    I ran that on my FS 29er. Thought it was a good all round combo. Still pretty fast rolling, plenty of grip on the front. Ran tubeless from the off and had no issues on rocky trails. Rear NN always felt a bit squirmy compared to the front, but definitely a good all-year compromise.

    Only switched when the DHF became available for the 29er.

    Premier Icon bgd
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    Cheers all, sounds like a plan.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    I found HD carries too much mud to be a viable UK winter tyre. Spesh Storm Control is doing it for me. Nic on the back is fine.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    Sorry I mean Butcher Control 2.3 not Storm Control.

    j3ffo
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    I run that exact combo. Overall am pretty pleased with it. Will change to HD rear for alps or racing though as NN can be a bit fragile

    chris_db
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    Just get a pair of PaceStar HD’s – problem solved.

    sodadr
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    Will change to HD rear for alps or racing though as NN can be a bit fragile

    I tried that HD front NN rear combo, set up tubeless. I was less than impressed with the grip on the rear on rocks and roots so I wasn’t too upset when a knob tore off the NN on the fourth time using it leaving a 1cm split in the casing and Stans jizz everywhere. The grip issue may have been due to using the harder Pacestar compound though. I then put a Maxxis 3c High Roller 2 on the rear. I found this gripper but draggier than the Nobby Nick, and maybe I’m wrong but draggier even than the Hans Dampf I had on the rear before the Nobby Nick. A Hans Dampf is going back on the rear when the hr2 is worn and I’ll just put up with the rapid wear.

    Premier Icon ratherbeintobago
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    Do you know what compound NN’s you’ve got?

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    Almost exactly the same experience as sodadr
    I wasnt too bothered about the lack of grip with the nn on the rear as they were fast but when the sidewall tore I went back to the draggy hr2 , might try an ardent or a smorg on the rear- when 650b ones out

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