Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Preview: Schwalbe Nobby Nic EVO 2.25" 2012

Introduced in 2005 Nobby Nic has since won the heart of many mountainbikers, especially in Europe. Since its introduction its gone through several changes, knobs have gotten longer, and their direction has been altered among other things. In 2010 it got the AM-label as well - it was no longer just a xc tire - and that puts it in the spotlight here on All Mountain Next.

I have have a mixed experience when it comes to Schwalbe tires, I really like my Ice Spiker Pro tires, but dread the Fat Albert. My initial impressions of the Nobby Nic however, are positive, this tire feels like an all rounder, and im abit surprised as to how easy they actually roll, didn't expect that. The tire itself is a bit small for a 2.25", looks more like a 2.1" imo. The tire does have good grip so far, I have been riding it in alot of wet terrain, and untill now cannot really complain about anything. But will it hold up during winter time? Or will it fail to perform. Find out in the up coming review, right here at All Mountain Next.

Very light considering its AM label. Claimed weight is 545g.
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16 comments:

  1. Hehe funny I am looking at those my self, and mountain king 2 2,2.
    Talk to you soon mate!

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  2. Funny you should mention that, I was looking to try the Mountain King 2 as well, with the black Chili compound:

    http://www.conti-online.com/generator/www/de/en/continental/bicycle/themes/mtb/AllMountain/MountainKingII/MountainKing_en.html

    I ended up with Nobby Nic, but Mountain King 2 might just be my next test subject.

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  3. Could you review the KENDA NEVEGAL DTC FOLDING TIRE BLACK, 26" X 2.35 aswell?
    It's standard on a bike that I have coming this winter/ spring, and I don't know them at all :P

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  4. Hi there, I allready did a review of the Kenda Nevegal DTC. Check it out here:

    http://all-mountain-next.blogspot.com/2010/08/review-kenda-nevegal-dtc-23.html

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  5. Well that didn't sound all that positive.. If you have the time, could you check whether there is an alternative on this site for almost the same price?
    http://jensonusa.com/
    Though I am sure about whether the tire you tested is the same as the one they have in that store :)

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  6. I cant find anything at that price at jenson. Well perhaps these:

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/TI283A10-Vredestein+Bull+Lock+Tire+Folding.aspx

    But I haven't tried these myself, heard good things about them tho'.

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  7. I dont know if I need to go all the way to "Protection" (Continental)
    About to by Contis MK 2.2 (Front) and X-King 2.2 for rear.
    Or maybe 2,4 op front..... Then we could swap for Nicks Evo ;)

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  8. I got an update on the performance of the NN on the way. Its not a pretty one : / stay tuned.

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  9. hehe I have just made my plan before reading your last post. It was MK2 2.4 front and Xking 2,2 rear.
    ;)

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  10. Nice, get back to me with performance update.

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  11. Sure..I have run Ardent EXO for a year if you want to collect reviews ?

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  12. I tried the Ardent for a short period of time, and felt they where inferior to the HighRollers, thanks for the offer tho' I appreciate it : )

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  13. In our experience, the Nobby Nic is a great roller, decent grip tire but only on dry conditions on the wet it is very slippery

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  14. Yup, wet conditions are definitely not its strength.

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