- Schwalbe Nobby Nic tyres
Just put a set on my new HT. I’m very impressed with them, excellent levels of grip in the dry (Sunday), and being wet last night, they still had plenty of grip and didnt clog much compared to other tyres that were being used. I think I’ll get another pair for my FS.Posted 6 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
I’m liking the 2.25 but the wear rate’s horrendous, if I’d paid full price I’d be fuming. They’ve lost the edges off most of the knobs and the grip’s gone all to hell as a result. I do like them but I won’t buy another I think, there are tyres just as good that last far longer (my Eskars don’t even show any meaningful wear after a lot more use than has wiped out the Nics)Posted 6 years agoNickSubscriber
I like the Evo’s especially when running them tubeless on some Crest rims, however I’ve been unlucky and shredded a tyre wall on one and then rode over something that has gashed the tyre in the middle of the tread, all in the space of a month two almost unworn tyres in the bin 🙁Posted 6 years agoFunkyDuncMember
I run them and think they are OK, but I dont swap and changes tyres so can’t compare them to others.
Where I do find them bad is on grass, they just appear to suck themselves in to it! I find them very difficult to seat properly on my rims and had to use washing up liquid to get them on. I’ve never had a puncture with them but would be concerned about getting them seated properly again.
I run 2.25’s which are relatively large volume. I looked at 2.4’s but the they weigh stupidly more compared to the 2.25’s.Posted 6 years agoBadlyWiredDogSubscriber
Relatively light, relatively fast, relatively grippy. I’ve found the sidewalls vulnerable in the Peak and also they seem to have a narrow range of pressures where they work best – too little pressure and they’re wobbly and imprecise, slightly too much and they just bounce off things – and the difference between the two isn’t that great.
Used to use them lots, now have more faith in Maxxis, but I suspect it depends a lot on where and how you ride.Posted 6 years agoevillittlegoatMember
Just put my first set on about 6 weeks ago. Its been 6 weeks of butt-clenching terror. Lethal on wet rocks, roots and mud. Very flimsy sidewalls. Some grip at very low pressure but then its snakebite punctures galore, might actually be decent if run tubeless @ 20psi. Im planning to switch back to Maxxis Minions ASAP, not much of a weight penalty and 10 times the tyre IMO.Posted 6 years agoIanWMember
On my second set so must like em but they are fragile. Ok for in Suffolk, theres no stones, just miles and miles of loamy singletrack and rigid single speeders in which case the big volume paper thin tyres are the dogs do daass.
Any rocks though and I would have the snakeskin version or better still some nice high rollers gnarr tyres.Posted 6 years agojerseychazSubscriber
I’ve been running them on my Scale 30 for a few years now. Touching wood, I haven’t had a puncture for a year or so 🙂 BUT previous to that, I punctured three races on the trot! I try not to use them “on-road” as the wear rate can be awful but they do all I want except when it’s really gloopy mud. Horses for courses methinks.Posted 6 years ago
The topic ‘Schwalbe Nobby Nic tyres’ is closed to new replies.