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I am planning on getting a NN :thumbsup: for the rear and would like to get a FA front specific, but in the German review sticky thread the NN gets a better cornering and overall grip rating than the FA:madman: . I ride generally trail riding, hard pack with occasional mud. Usual florida ridning. Santos, markham, palm bay, alafia, etc.:thumbsup:

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I was wondering the same thing basically is a Noby Nic a good F & R tire, or should you go with something grippier up front?
 

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I've run an SB, an FX, an HS, a PD, an MR, an MR, (different than the first MR), and an MR (different from the first two MR's) recently as front tires and have been pretty happy with all of them except for the PD and the third MR.
 

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I've run an SB, an FX, an HS, a PD, an MR, an MR, (different than the first MR), and an MR (different from the first two MR's) recently as front tires and have been pretty happy with all of them except for the PD and the third MR.
Flboy, I guess this answers your question! I have no idea what it means but I am sure its good info!!
 

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trailville said:
I've run an SB, an FX, an HS, a PD, an MR, an MR, (different than the first MR), and an MR (different from the first two MR's) recently as front tires and have been pretty happy with all of them except for the PD and the third MR.
Now that is pretty funny, poking fun at NN (noby nick) and FA ( fat albert) or are those really all diff. tires?
 

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Flboy said:
I am planning on getting a NN :thumbsup: for the rear and would like to get a FA front specific, but in the German review sticky thread the NN gets a better cornering and overall grip rating than the FA:madman: . I ride generally trail riding, hard pack with occasional mud. Usual florida ridning. Santos, markham, palm bay, alafia, etc.:thumbsup:

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Big Betty!!!
 

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I would like a big betty, but would it comfortably fit in a reba? the Fat albert 2.25 looks very similar to the BB, that is why I was thinking about it. But the German reveiw ( sticky Thread) gives the noby nic a better cornering rating and traction rating so just go NN F & R?
 

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Flboy said:
I would like a big betty, but would it comfortably fit in a reba? the Fat albert 2.25 looks very similar to the BB, that is why I was thinking about it. But the German reveiw ( sticky Thread) gives the noby nic a better cornering rating and traction rating so just go NN F & R?
I would try the NN F/R see if you like it. I use the BB/FA combo and have never had a problem with cornering with the FA as a rear tire. Check with your LBS and see what combo works in your area. I would say get both if you have the $$$.
 

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Now that is pretty funny, poking fun at NN (noby nick) and FA ( fat albert) or are those really all diff. tires?
Both. I'm poking fun at the assumption that others will understand any acronym we through out there (though I did know what NN and FA were), And, if I two-letter-acronymed some of my tires, those would all be valid. Including three different tires that could all be 2LA'd to MR .
 

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From my experience I've found that in mud the Nobby Nic (NN) is better than the Fat Albert (FA) up front - grips better, corners better and sheds mud better once you find the right pressure. In hardpack situations there is less of a difference between the 2. I'm not sure on the newer direction specific FAs, I haven't tried them out.
If you have only very occasional mud, you should have a look at a Smart Sam (SS) for rear use (not recommended for total mudfest due to centre thread pattern and spacing, better for hardpack) and a NN up front. The SS rolls very well and lasts longer than the NN.
 
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