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Item # SCH000Z

Old friend, new tricks.

Nobby Nic is an old friend to most of us. As one of Schwalbe's most versatile treads, Nic gets lots of action on a wide variety of machines, and the updated version of the Schwalbe Nobby Nic 27.5-inch Tire takes a few steps to make it even better.

Nic gets some revisions to his proven, all-terrain tread pattern. And we dig that. This new collection of blocks, not unlike the old one, is equal parts fast-rolling and earth-grabbing — comfortable on varsity-level technical terrain but ready to race on a more hard-packed course, as well. The proven PaceStar and TrailStar rubber compounds return, too, and you'll revel in their shared ability to crawl their way up or around damn near anything.

As far as changes go, this year, Nic's tubeless-readiness has changed names, from TL to TL Easy, emphasizing what Schwalbe wants its customers to know is one of the easiest tires to install and set up tubeless. The tough SnakeSkin carcass returns, but this year it's also joined by an even tougher Double Defense casing version, armoring you against punctures like no Schwalbe ever has before.

Tech Specs

Compound:
[27.5x2.25] PaceStar triple compound, [27.5x2.35] TrailStar triple compound
Size:
27.5 in x 2.25 in, 27.5 in x 2.35 in
Type:
tubeless-ready clincher
Casing:
SnakeSkin, Doube Defense
Recommended Use:
trail
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited

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Great tire

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I had to replace my wife's back tire, these were the tires that were originally on the bike. She has loved them so we decided to replace it with the same thing. Great tractions for her and her cross-country riding.

Good tires but don't last super long!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I am super happy with the performance of these tires but not as happy with how long they have lasted. I think that they wore out relatively quickly in comparison with the price of the tire. I expected them to last a bit longer. I would buy again though due to the great feeling they provided on the trail. I guess I'll sacrifice durability for ride quality.

Trailstar for the win

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Shwalbe is notorious for producing excellent performing tires without weighing your bike down too much. The revised tread pattern and compound of the Nobby Nic offer the same great traction as the previous version with an increased longevity.

Plenty o' traction!

    I have used the Nobby Nic on 27.5 and 29er builds, as both a front and rear tire. Up front the Nobby Nic provides great traction and tracking in both hard pack and loose dirt and rock. Also for a tire that has such an aggressive tread pattern, overall weight is really respectable. Durability is good and I usually get more than a full season off of a pair.

    Plenty o' traction!

    Grippers

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    These tire are a pain in the..... to setup tubeless. They have a very stiff bead and getting these puppies to seat is nearly impossible. Once you get them installed and aired up the performance is great; fast rolling and great cornering traction.

    ***Will need air compressor with mega pressure to get these set up tubeless

    You must be mistaken. After all, these are "Tubeless Easy" tires. JK. I just bought one of these in 26" for my bike but haven't mounted it yet. Hopefully I have better luck than you. I stopped buying Continentals because I was getting so frustrated mounting them. I'll post a review on the 26" version when I mount (or fail to mount) it.

    Versatile tire

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I chose the Nobby Nic to put on my oh-so versatile Santa Cruz 5010. I have mainly been riding hardpack rocky trail with short sandy sections and I love the grip. Looking forward to seeing how they do on slick rock trails in Moab and southern UT. This is an all-around great tire for a cross-country, all-mountain or Enduro bike. I went with the 2.35in. Give me a shout if you want to talk shop.

    Versatile tire

    All around grip

      So I was not a fan of the last Nobby Nic. However, the updated tread pattern on this tire is much improved, and not only rolls better but also provides much more cornering grip.

      If you are in the market for a tire that works well in hard conditions, but can still hold it's own in sandy, muddy, or rocky conditions this is a great option. It may not excel at any one specific thing, but it does most everything well. So if you are constantly riding in differing conditions this might just be the best option for you.

      In general this is a great tire. It is super lightweight for a tire that has this knobby of a tread pattern, and comes with a fairly protected sidewall. I am happy with these tires.