Schwalbe Nobby Nic 27.5 Tires

4.33/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $89.55

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Product Description

The Evolution series Nobby Nic 650B in the 2.35 x 27.5-650B size that will be rolled out this summer for $90, and it’s tubeless ready and has the tough Schwalbe Snakeskin sidewall protection, and uses their XC oriented PaceStar rubber compound.

Schwalbe Nobby Nic 650B Review Pro Review

The 650B is becoming the hot item, and all the bike manufacturers are jumping on its bandwagon, so new frames, tires, wheels and forks are all popping onto the horizon. For the 2013 product year, Schwalbe has the complete model range in 29er sizes, and 650B will get the Hans Dampf, Nobby Nic, Racing Ralph, Rapid Rob and Rocket Ron. I enjoyed my time on the 650B Nobby Nic, and found them to be an excellent all around tire, with great traction and cornering characteristics. Continue reading →

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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by eBayRider a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: April 2, 2014

Strengths:    Good in mud and snow, decent cornering but I have ridden better. Decent grip.

Weaknesses:    Weak sidewalls

Bottom Line:   
This review is for the 27.5" Performance Line 2.2 tire. It came stock on my 2014 Giant Trance 3. At first I did like the tire and it did well for me through the fall and winter. I did a few rides in 2-3" of snow on the trail and was surprised at how well they did. In soft/muddy conditions they held up well too. I am going to be swapping them out for Panaracer Panceti Neo-Motos. I recently found a tear in my rear tire and the trails around here are not very rocky. With a Moab trip coming up in May I cannot risk keeping these tires on my bike given the rocky terrain I will be encountering.

I got about 6 months and probably `250 miles before the tear happened. The tread still looks brand new but for reasons listed above I am moving on. I will keep the one good tire around as a back-up.

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Favorite Trail:   Anything singletrack

Duration Product Used:   6 mos

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Panaracer Rampage, Geax Saguro, Panaracer Fire

Bike Setup:   2014 Giant Trance 3 XL

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by CJW1978

Date Reviewed: March 14, 2013

Strengths:    27.5 x 2.35 snakeskin. Great in corners. Fast rolling. high volume. Low pressure. Durable. Seals tubeless immediately. Looks good too.

Weaknesses:    Price?

Bottom Line:   
Was riding 2.25 racing ralph on sc brur trc 650b and was somewhat pleased. The nobby nic is huge upgrade. The heavier tire is not quite as snappy but not disappointing. It greatly excels in all other areas. Overall this is a faster tire and much more durable. If you have a 650b bike bike I highly reccomend these tires.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by MrMountainbike a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: October 12, 2012

Strengths:    Great in all conditions. Handles corners well.

Weaknesses:    Wears quickly and resistance on road

Bottom Line:   
Great tire, tread is good in any condition, eats up corners, but wears fast.

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Nobby Nic snakeskin?

Just received these new Schwalbe tires. An HD and NN. Both are supposed to be snakeskin and say so on the sidewalls. The NN however does not have the checkering pattern on the sidewall like the HD and the snakeskin logo. It is baby butt smooth. Still snakeskin and not a manufacturing mistake? ... Read More »

Schwalbe Nobby Nic and other Alternatives to Racing Ralph

I have Racing Ralphs on my Giant AX1-29. They perform well and the trails I ride are not too rocky, but there are rocky/gravel sections and roots, and it's been rainy lately. I try not to ride when it's wet, but sometimes some wet sections remain after waiting for the trails to dry. The Racing Ra ... Read More »

Anyone tried both the Nobby Nic and the Tioga Psycho Genius tires?

Anybody out there compared this Psycho Genius to the Nobby Nic in the 29" size? Getting ready to build a Devinci Atlas (AM style) and want a tire that is a good all arounder. I have two of both tires on deck and was wondering if I should even give the Tiogas a try or not... been riding Schwalbe tire ... Read More »

Ikon 2.35 vs. Nobby Nic 2.25 vs. RaRa 2.35

I like a grippy front tire and I admittedly over tire on race day on the front end of my bike. I'm working my way down to faster and lighter, but still like some beef up there. I'm deciding between tires: Currently have: Nobby Nic 2.25 Evo/Snakeskin Model (690 grams) - It's nice. No real compla ... Read More »

would running a Nobby Nic "backwards" on the front offer better braking..

[COLOR=#333333]Wouldn't running the front tire "backwards" offer better braking and cornering under braking at the slight expense of a little rolling resistance?[/COLOR] [COLOR=#333333]the side knobs on the Nobby Nic look to me to be better arranged with the sipeing cut forward at the contact patc ... Read More »

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