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Schwalbe Nobby Nic SnakeSkin Tubeless Easy Tire - 29in
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Item # SCH001A


Nic's new knobs.

The Schwalbe Nobby Nic Tire 29-inch Tire brings Nic's new knobs to the wagon wheelers out there. Seeing as it's the company's most popular mountain bike tread, Nic changes for 2015 with incremental improvements, not radical revisions, and we think that's just fine.

For the third generation, Nic's proven, all-condition tread pattern gets mildly revised, with new slits in the blocks along the center and shoulders. The pattern is equal parts fast-rolling and earth-grabbing, comfortable on varsity-level technical terrain but ready to race on a more hardpacked course, as well. Also new this year, Nic's tubeless-readiness has changed names, from TL to TL Easy, emphasizing what Schwalbe wants its customers to know it's 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.

  • Slightly modified tread pattern
  • Double Defense SnakeSkin
  • TL Easy tubeless tires

Tech Specs

[SnakeSkin] 29 x 2.25, 29 x 2.35, [Double Defense] 29 x 2.25
[SnakeSkin](29 x 2.25) 26 - 54 PSI, (29 x 2.35) 23 - 50 PSI, [Double Defense](29 x 2.25) 26 - 54 PSI
Claimed Weight:
[SnakeSkin](29 x 2.25) 650 g, (29 x 2.35) 725 g, [Double Defense](29 x 2.25) 705 g
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:

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Light, Strong and Fast

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

What normally follows after that intro is "pick two". With the Schwalbe Nobby Nic you can have it all. Under 800 grams, excellent traction and I haven't torn the sidewall yet. The casing is more supple than my old tires so I have to run a little more air pressure

Grippy and Great!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

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.

Grippy and Great!

Light, tough, and good hook up in dirt

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Had a spate of bad luck tearing sidewalls on racing ralphs and decided to pull the trigger on these since they were on sale here. After a few hundred miles of mixed spring riding in Utah and AZ on everything from dry hardpack, moist dirt (from spotty snowmelt) and Moab red rock I'm pleased with the all around performance. I'm not a speed racer so I can't tell the difference with the extra grams of rotational weight vs RR (these are still light in comparison to most other tires out there). They set up tubeless with a floor pump on Ibis 941s and also Stan Flows. I've been running them on both the front and rear.

Grippy Goodness

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been a fan of Schwalbe MTB tires for years, but I just tried out the Nobby Nic for the first time on my new Ibis Ripley. For this build I used the Nobby Nic on the front for steering and cornering accuracy. So far the Nobby Nic has not let me down and works great not only on dry rocky trail, but does great on soft to muddy conditions.

Grippy Goodness

Brett - What rear tire did you pair this with?

Shed some weight on your trail bike.

  • 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.

Lightweight solid tires

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are really good tires. I am onto my second set and thus the reason for a 4-star review. With a fair amount of riding in a dry climate, they stopped holding their Stans after a season. Since they are not cheap, I would hope they would last a little longer.

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The traction is incredible. I was able to power over a steep gravelly section where for years I would spin out. 5 stars

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Nobby Nic

    I bought these to replace some specialized s-works purgatories and captains. I run tubeless 29ers. I have noticed improved traction on steep standing climbs in gravel or loose dirt where I used to spin out before. Also, I used to see small micro bubbles around the label on the s-works tires when I applied soapy water to the tire which made me think they were inferior quality. No bubbles detected with nobbies; I think they are higher quality and stronger than my previous tires. Tires are a sexy purchase so you should not hesitate to pay a little more for higher quality.