- Schwalbe Performance rubber – is it that bad?
- Rusty SpannerSubscriber
Bought a pair of Nobby Nic folders from bikediscount.de recently.
‘Performance’ series, very good value.
Very happy with them in the dry, grippy and predictable.
Nice and light too.
Tried them after rain earlier this week, after reading some comments on here about how bad the Performance compound is.
They seemed ok – no issues on steep, rocky climbs and never had a nervous moment from the front.
Not pushed the front hard on rocky stuff in the wet so far.
So, what’s the score with this compound?
Anyone know what the duro figures are for the dual ply Performance NN’s?
Is it just people who normally run very tacky rubber getting caught out, or is this a well known issue?
Got a couple of other tyres I could stick on the front, but I’m quite happy with the NN’s so far.Posted 4 years agoroverpigSubscriber
I think it all depends how rad, gnarr (or whatever the correct term is) you are. Plenty of folk on here have slammed the performance compound and I’m sure that they do find it is not up to the job. Personally, I can just about feel a difference in grip between Performance line NN and the Evo Pacestar compound, but it doesn’t make a huge difference for the sort of mincing I do. I’m currently running Evo Pacestar on the front and performance line on the rear, which seems to be working OK.Posted 4 years agoplyphonMember
I have a 2.2 performance NN on the front, and on fast berms when really getting a lean on with the bike I can start to feel the front loosing grip.
Other than that, they’re fine. Would love to find a equally priced replacement that doesn’t have that issue with the grip on fast corners tho. Sadly such a tyre doesn’t exist as far as I know without spending £40!Posted 4 years ago
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