In a class of its own. All round favorite and for many years a serial winner of MTB tyre tests. Why? Nobby Nic is unbelievably versatile. The tread offers unbeatable control in any conditions. Thanks to its compounding and construction at the highest Evo level it is light and fast in competition. This astonishing performance makes it a true ‘Allgrounder’.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sputnik Fast & Grippy
I've been running the 2.4x29" Nobby Nic Evo Snakeskin on the front of my Giant XTC 2 hardtail for over 6 months (wth inner tube). I bought this tire as a replacement for the OEM Racing Ralph Evo that came with the bike. I still have the other Racing Ralph 2.25" on the rear.
Not the cheapest out there but I paid A$57.93, so pretty happy with that deal from CR. The quality is well worth the money.
From the first ride with the Nobby Nic, I noticed a massive increase in front end grip. I can't emphasize how much better the bike handles. I have real confidence that the front will bite as I initate a turn, and it takes a real effort to get it to break loose. I'm in Melbourne, AUS, and mostly ride on dry single track - a combination of jaggy small rocks, loose gravel and hardpack. (and of course on-road). I can't vouch so much for wet, slippery surfaces or very sandy conditions, but could not be happier when negotiating tight turns on loose rocky single track.
It's certainly slower than the Ralph, especially on-road, but the increase in grip is a net gain in downhill situations.
The combination with the narrower (2.25) Racing Ralph on the back seems to be a good one too. The tail breaks earlier than the front in the loose stuff and comes around in a nice controllable way.
I've run this tire for 6 months at around 25-30psi without any issues. No flats, no sidewall damage. This rider & bike clock in close to 110kg, and hit plenty of rocks too.
The Nobby Nic Evo Snakesin makes for an excellent front tire, and has transformed the handling of my bike and increased my confidence on a variety of surfaces. I'm really happy with this setup and will probably do the same thing again next time.
14 October 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PIROXICAMBR GREAT TIRE!
Great grip, with these you can go faster without fear.
Put one in the front wheel, rode 3k km with tubeless and had no punctures yet. And still going, I think it will last much more.
07 October 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous devilish
Has grip like an angel!
goes fast as a demon
very very good AM tyre! also very strong against anything!!
must have for wet and hard terrain!!!
28 February 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Fast,Grippy, STRONG
I bought this tyres (2.25) and used them for half a year, i can say that, the official description of schwalbe says it all
"has divine grip and goes like the devil"
they are fast, and stick to the trail no matter what,
i mostly ride offroad country trails and mainly bought this tyre cuz i heard they're strong and wont go flat, and all i can say its , yes, they never gone flat, regardless all the thorns i rode on (in pusrpose to test them) and all the sharp rocks i found! really really good tyres!
19 February 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Confidence inspiring
Got this 2.25 on my RZ120 front with Stan's Flow rim running tubeless at 16PSI. This setup provides GREAT grip, make my RZ120 handles much more than pure XC paths. Yes, it's expensive, but is still highly recommended.
09 November 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous great tyers will buy again
running these tyers 2.25s front and rear on hope pro 2 flow rims on my merida trans-mission full sus, amazed at how low i can have the pressures in them, running them at 15 psi for DH no problem, and 20-30 psi for xc, cant believe how grippy they are, great all round tyers, the faster you ride the greater they grip, had no punctures or flats after a year iv had them, will buy again, and very durable, worth every penny, you wont regret buying these
23 September 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Great grip
Great for XC use in loose pack sand covered surfaces in HK trails.
16 September 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Amazing
Swapped front 2.1 wide Racing Ralph for the 2.4 Nobby Nic and running 2.25" Racing Ralph on back. Now running on tubeless as low as 26psi the front grip is phenomonal. Also pretty good wear so far.
29 March 2012
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