- Nobby Nic / Hans Dampf combo
New bike came with Nobby Nics as standard, while the rear is fine I have absolutely no confidence in the tyre on the front.Posted 4 years ago
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?
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,Posted 4 years agoAlexSubscriber
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.Posted 4 years agosodadrMember
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.Posted 4 years ago
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