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What shall I pair with it?

concordeconcorde Posts: 1,008
edited May 2017 in MTB buying advice
Hi,

I got Nobby Nics on my bike at the minute and I want to change the one up front. I'll leave the NN on the rear and the one on the front will go on the rear when this one has died.

Ideally I'd like the same brand Schwalbe but it's not end of world if someone has good combo of mixed brands.

Anybody with experience of running one on the back with something up front that works well.

Ride in South Wales Valleys so weather is usually censored ! Bike park Wales, afan and off piste stuff all in a typical month.

Thanks in advance

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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,795
    High Roller II or another NN making sure it's an EVO compound, what did you have before?
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • concordeconcorde Posts: 1,008
    I've got 2 NNs on at the minute I want to change the NN on the front for something else, I don't like it there.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,795
    Yes you said that but I asked what compound!
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,842
    I ride the same places as the OP and use Nobby Nics without any problems, BUT they are EVO flavour with Trailstar on the front and Pacestar on the rear.
    The OEM Nobby Nics were Performance compound and were rubbish.
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    And it all promised so so much”

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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,795
    Indeed and the point behind my question......
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • robertpbrobertpb Posts: 1,866
    I found with Nobby Nics not only the compound had a major difference on handling but so did pressure, they had a very small sweet spot, at 27psi the front became a lot more skittery from my normal 22-23psi.

    If you want more grip up front try a Magic Mary.
    Now where's that "Get Out of Crash Free Card"
  • CitizenLeeCitizenLee Posts: 2,227
    I've always liked Hans Dampfs up front, paired with a Racing Ralph out back.

    However I'm currently running x2 NNs - a 2.4" Trailstar on the front and a 2.1" Pacestar on the rear, both EVOs.

    The front seems to have backwards tread on it when mounted on the rim, despite the rotation arrow pointing in the right direction.

    Still not 100% sure I like them.
    Current:
    NukeProof Mega FR 2012
    Cube NuRoad 2018
    Previous:
    2015 Genesis CdF 10, 2014 Cube Hyde Race, 2012 NS Traffic, 2007 Specialized SX Trail, 2005 Specialized Demo 8
  • concordeconcorde Posts: 1,008
    The Rookie wrote:
    Yes you said that but I asked what compound!

    Didn't realise you were asking that.

    Yes they're the oem ones and censored but I don't want a NN up front regardless of compound.

    Think I'll have a look at a Magic Mary
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,795
    Why don't you want an NN up front?
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • rockmonkeyscrockmonkeysc Posts: 14,774
    Compound makes a huge difference. An evo Nobby Nic will feel like a completely different tyre.
  • concordeconcorde Posts: 1,008
    Mainly because my monthly riding the MM will do the lot no questions askes, the NN will do it but won't be as good on the off piste stuff which is clay under wheel and lots of wet roots so don't see why I would entertain it? Have one that does the lot.
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