Schwalbe Nobby Nic TL Ready Tire - 26in
- Item: SCH0088 Actual Weight:"Actual Weight" means we weighed this item ourselves. 456 g
Mud? Sand? Hard-pack? Loamy? Nic's got plenty of knobs to make it perform on a variety of terrain. The Nobby Nic TL Ready Tire is what Schwalbe calls an 'all-grounder,' and it's also both tubeless-ready and around 20% lighter than the older UST versions.
And while the Nobby Nic is indeed knobby, it isn't overly knobby. This is part of what makes it the tire for every occasion. What we mean is that it provides supreme traction by spacing the knobs out. This creates enough void space for precise penetration into soft soils, while increasing the tire's mud shedding capability. However, all the while, it rolls better than most high traction tires.
This is due to Schwalbe's phase shifted blocks. In simple terms, the casing's tread blocks aren't all in an even spacing pattern. Instead, the lateral clusters of blocks alternate from more closely spaced to more widely spaced. Schwalbe found that an oscillation can develop with consistent tread patterns at certain speeds. So, the Nobby Nic uses phase shifted blocks to eliminate dissonant vibration and to decreases the rolling resistance by 15% over its prior iterations. The Nobby Nic TL Ready tires are designed to run the same direction front and rear. This means that the U-shaped shoulder knobs offer tight and predictable cornering traction for both ends of the bike. The shoulder and center tread knobs are also both siped to increase their ability to deform and grip the trail surfaces.
The Schwalbe Nobby Nic TL Ready Tire will require a liquid sealant for tubeless applications with a UST or tubeless rim. It's also available in either a 2.1, 2.25, 2.35 inch width and 26in diameter.