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Nokian NBX Lite 2.0 Tire

4/5 (5 Reviews)
Weight : 470 grams MSRP : $42.00


Product Description

Professional XC tyres with light and durable skinwall OLC structure. 61ShA Carbon Silica tread for all round & extreme conditions. Fast rolling tread due to Carbon Silica tread compound.

  • Wire bead
  • Skinwall OLC
  • 32 tpi


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kevin a Racer from Winnipeg, MB Canada

Date Reviewed: December 5, 2007

Strengths:    Low Rolling resistance, decent knob size

Bottom Line:   
Really good race tire. Decent all around performer. Good side knobs for turning.

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Favorite Trail:   Birch

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   twisters, pythons, speedkings, explorers, mosquitoes

Bike Setup:   nrs, sid, xt

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jake Owens a Cross Country Rider from Arcata, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: November 3, 2006

Strengths:    It rolls pretty fast

Weaknesses:    Terrible cornering and grip. climbed mediocre

Bottom Line:   
This tire did not handle well on the corners at all. I felt like I was going to wash out every time I went around a corner. However, it does roll very fast compared to my new tires, I just needed more traction and cornering stability.

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Favorite Trail:   Couch

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Revolution Bicycle Repair

Similar Products Used:   Panaracer Cinder, Panaracer Fire XC Pro

Bike Setup:   Stock '06 Kona Kula Deluxe

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Paul a Racer from Los Angeles

Date Reviewed: November 18, 2004

Strengths:    VERY fast rolling
Light
Good traction (considering small knob size and low rolling resistance).


Weaknesses:    Fast wearing
Not a hardcore trail bike tire


Bottom Line:   
An extraordinarly XC racing tire. THE fastest rolling mtb tire available (tested by german mtb mag). Despite low rolling resistance, traction is good (not great) in loose/wet conditions, great on hardpack. Not designed as a trailbike tire, but serviccble as one if you want to get a feel for how your race tires react in a variety of conditions.

For racing, I cannot recommend this tire enough. I highly doubt there is another tire with such a good speed/traction ratio. I won my first race several weeks after installing these. Obviously the training was the primary factor, but having such a fast tire sure didn't hurt.

I think this I've finally found my perfect race tire.

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Favorite Trail:   Sunset

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Similar Products Used:   Name it


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by yam a Cross Country Rider from tokyo

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2004

Strengths:    light, low rolling resistance

Weaknesses:    traction is insufficient.

Bottom Line:   
Fundamentally, it is a good tire. However, lukewarm. It is very good on the flat ane dry trails or XC course. However, traction is insufficient in hard climbing(ex. There are many wooden roots). And control is insufficient in steep and ruined descent. It is useful only when condition is good.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   cb-asahi

Similar Products Used:   Nokian Boazobeana X, Michelin Comp S Light

Bike Setup:   rockymountain hardtail bike, fox f80rlt, sram draivetrain

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by CJ a Cross Country Rider from Michigan

Date Reviewed: June 29, 2004

Strengths:    Light, fast rolling, real knobs.

Weaknesses:    Skinny (less than 2.0), fast-wearing.

Bottom Line:   
Great race tires. Good on hardpack, decent in mud and loose stuff. Too skinny for agressive riding or trail riding (gets bounced around in rock gardens). Much lower volume than Pythons.

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Favorite Trail:   Poto

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $31.00

Purchased At:   AEBikes.com

Similar Products Used:   Python Air lights

Bike Setup:   Stumpjumper FSR Expert Disc.

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Nokian NBX Lite 2.0

Hi all, Does anybody have any experience with the above tyre? I'm currently on Speedking supersonics and in all honesty I'm seriously fed up with the front tyre which is proving to be a real pain to seal with stans, it seals then more pinholes appear in the sidewalls after riding and I'm back ... Read More »

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Looking to buy Nokian NBX Lite 2.0

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Nokian NBX Lite 2.0 versus 2.2

So, with all i've read i'm left wondering this (as pointed out in the title). Everyone say's wider tires roll faster - so why isn't the 2.2 more popular? Actually, come to think of it (and I may be wrong with this), why doesn't the 2.2 even show up in tests? What's the scoop? Anyone ever compa ... Read More »

Clarification of German mag tests regarding Nokian NBX Lite 2.0 tires needed

Look, that prior thread is very nice but for many of us, all we've been able to read is the tube tests... The part where the reports on the tires is suppose to be does not appear for what ever technical reasons. So I have been reduced to reading "tea leaves" and trying to figure out what the test ... Read More »

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