- Nobby Nics really soft side Walls? Stick with fire xc pros as an all rounder??
I’m currently running Nics and find them a much, much better allround tyre than the Fire XC Pro. A lot of people do complain about Nics having soft sidewalls, but I’ve never torn one myself. Pretty sure they do a Snakeskin version with reinforced sidewalls though if you’re worried. That said, at about £35-40 Nics are about twice the price, so if you like the Panaracers then why bother changing?Posted 7 years agopaulosoxoSubscriber
I find fire xc’s awful. I could feel the sidewalls collapse when cornering and felt generally squirmy. Didn’t clear mud well at all either. I’d like to think that I was just riding them real hard, but I wasn’t. Nobby nics have been fine, as have all the maxxis tyres I’ve used. High rollers are probably my favourites.Posted 7 years agonicko74Member
I ran Fire XC Pros for a couple of years and thought they were fine. I ended up switching to Bonty Jones ACX because the Fire XC Pros were ripping valves off my inner tubes, and discovered that actually they *weren’t* that great as all-rounders for me.
So if you can find some cheap (check out on-one for starters), I’d give the Nobby Nics a try. Certainly a couple of years ago it sounded like the sidewalls were made of cheese (and not even hard cheese, we’re talking mozarella), but it does seem that they’ve improved since.Posted 7 years agoStevo210Member
Ive been running some fat Intense 404 monsters which have given me some real confidence in both corners and rocky terrain.Posted 7 years ago
Had to put the Panaracers back on for a few weeks and they’ve knocked me for 6. squirming everywhere…. Im sure this is my lack of skill as many of my friends love them, but I’ve a pair of Nobby Nics EVO coming on Thursday so am dying to give them the benefit of the doubt. Bring on my Friday ride in the Lakes 🙂hh45Member
I have a pair of 2.25 NN evo running tubless on Crests. A really all round grippy and lightish tyre that I love using but one side wall split on second ride and fixed with a patch but after 6 months was gettting worse so replaced. The other is fine after 9 months. I think that if I rode in very slate / rough rocks type of area I would go for something a bit more hefty.Posted 7 years ago
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