Schwalbe nobby nic mountain bike mtb tyres 26x2.1" or 26/650b/29 x 2.25" only £11.99 each delivered @ crc chain reaction cycles
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Schwalbe nobby nic mountain bike mtb tyres 26x2.1" or 26/650b/29 x 2.25" only £11.99 each delivered @ crc chain reaction cycles

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Found 10th Apr 2016
good tyres and grip for offroad mountain biking, also have pacestar 26" tyre at the same price,
These are wire bead, folding tyres are £15.99

My mate has successfully gone tubeless with these tyres
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Good deal, hot. I'd personally pay the extra £4 for the folding tyre, but that's still a good price, great tyres

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souljacker

Good deal, hot. I'd personally pay the extra £4 for the folding tyre, but … Good deal, hot. I'd personally pay the extra £4 for the folding tyre, but that's still a good price, great tyres


Silly question, Why would you get folding tyres?
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ICTHUS

QuSilly question, Why would you get folding tyres?


Easier to put on your wheel, and lighter weight..
Plus if you need to carry a spare easier to put on your bag

Ps the easier to put on doesn't always hold true but it seems that way having tried fitting a tough tom and 29" nobby nice I got on bike-discount.de
Edited by: "whatyadoinsucka" 10th Apr 2016
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Full details here schwalbe.com/en/…tml
60 grams lighter (10%) on the 650b x2.25" wide
ICTHUS

QuSilly question, Why would you get folding tyres?



I have some wired Schwalbe land cruisers and they are a REAL pain to get on and off, last time it took two of us over 20mins just to get the tyres off and back on!!
https://49.media.tumblr.com/747f3c7bdccad611b531ecf4a4b75317/tumblr_nd0mc0IyQN1s8qeujo1_400.gif
Good deal,ordered a folding.Thanks
ICTHUS

QuSilly question, Why would you get folding tyres?


As others have said, lighter and easier to put on
Definitely a good deal. Would buy if I hadn't just bought some cheap alternatives for the same price.
Just a heads up. The performance tyres are the bottom of the range compound. And have very little grip. Fine for canal paths and such. But I wouldnt be riding anything steep with them
andykapa


Wow, a woman who can change a wheel, now that's HOT!
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Dojoh

Just a heads up. The performance tyres are the bottom of the range … Just a heads up. The performance tyres are the bottom of the range compound. And have very little grip. Fine for canal paths and such. But I wouldnt be riding anything steep with them


Yeah bottom of the range dual compound, I've been looking at getting some pacestar/ trail star (racing Ralph snakeskin sidewall pacestar are £25 on Merlin) but reading comments on the bike forums they wear out very quickly compared to the performance range, I've used performance tyres for the last few years and never had problem with grip on decent surfaces, not sure even a £50-60 tyre would make any difference on.steep woodland with 6-8 inches of leaf matter & horse hoof printed mud etc. And that's the only time my grip seems to be an issue..

I ride West Yorkshire, Peak District, hebden bridge, so a mix of sandstone grit, moorland Singletrack with lots of climbing and descents.
I'm a bit old for a big suspension downhill bike so not an issue for me

Edited by: "whatyadoinsucka" 11th Apr 2016
Are you referring to the tyres in the deal?
Any alternative recommendations, started doing mountain bike trails and finding the tyres my bike came with quite slippy (27.5)
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HotAddict

Are you referring to the tyres in the deal?Any alternative … Are you referring to the tyres in the deal?Any alternative recommendations, started doing mountain bike trails and finding the tyres my bike came with quite slippy (27.5)


What tyre brand and name are they,
Nobby nic has a good tread pattern and rolls fairly well, I also ride racing Ralph tyres same outer tread pattern as Nobby nic but less bulky inner tread (so still good for cornering) and it rolls faster.
I have friends who swear by Maxis ardent and these are always well rated too..

Most bikes comes with narrower tyres such as 2.1"-2.25" and tend to be a summer tyre,
in winter a 2.1" may well be too narrow a tyre for grip, most of my mates use hans dampf in winter and they tend to be 2.35" wide
In dry summer I like the smart sam by schwalbe also

If you have a look at the schwalbe link above they grade tyres into
Purpose Xc, downhill, all mountain enduro etc
And give 1-5* ratings for rolling, off-road grip, puncture protection, service life
Terrain hardpack, mix, soft (muddy)
So it's the trade off you need to decide

Then remember wheel size is 26,27.5,29, and width usually between 2.1-2.35"
And material dual compound (performance) or trailstar/pacestar which are premium quality but soft so wear quicker
Finally you can choose the outer wall thicker will provide less sidewall damage/tears but weigh more, lightskin (regular), snakeskin, double defence,
and finally whether they are tubeless easy, ie you tape up the spoke holes in the wheel, add a standalone valve, put in some sealant liquid and pump them up, no inner tube required

Edited by: "whatyadoinsucka" 11th Apr 2016
There were, when I bought them this morning, some pacestar compound tyres for the same price. Search for nobby nic on the CRC website to find them, no picture mind.
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williamsstu

There were, when I bought them this morning, some pacestar compound tyres … There were, when I bought them this morning, some pacestar compound tyres for the same price. Search for nobby nic on the CRC website to find them, no picture mind.


Yeah I was wondering if that's a misprint 26x2.25" quality price if they are
chainreactioncycles.com/sch…883
whatyadoinsucka

Yeah I was wondering if that's a misprint 26x2.25" quality price if they … Yeah I was wondering if that's a misprint 26x2.25" quality price if they are http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/schwalbe-nobby-nic-performance-tyre-pacestar/rp-prod147883



​will let you know if an when they arrive!
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whatyadoinsucka

What tyre brand and name are they, Nobby nic has a good tread pattern and … What tyre brand and name are they, Nobby nic has a good tread pattern and rolls fairly well, I also ride racing Ralph tyres same outer tread pattern as Nobby nic but less bulky inner tread (so still good for cornering) and it rolls faster. I have friends who swear by Maxis ardent and these are always well rated too..Most bikes comes with narrower tyres such as 2.1"-2.25" and tend to be a summer tyre,in winter a 2.1" may well be too narrow a tyre for grip, most of my mates use hans dampf in winter and they tend to be 2.35" wideIn dry summer I like the smart sam by schwalbe also If you have a look at the schwalbe link above they grade tyres intoPurpose Xc, downhill, all mountain enduro etcAnd give 1-5* ratings for rolling, off-road grip, puncture protection, service lifeTerrain hardpack, mix, soft (muddy)So it's the trade off you need to decideThen remember wheel size is 26,27.5,29, and width usually between 2.1-2.35"And material dual compound (performance) or trailstar/pacestar which are premium quality but soft so wear quickerFinally you can choose the outer wall thicker will provide less sidewall damage/tears but weigh more, lightskin (regular), snakeskin, double defence, and finally whether they are tubeless easy, ie you tape up the spoke holes in the wheel, add a standalone valve, put in some sealant liquid and pump them up, no inner tube required



Wow, thanks for he detailed reply.

I'm all new to this and looking around I'm surprised at just how expensive mountain bike tyres can be.

The bike is only low end (Carrera Vulcan) and came with KENDA K1027 27.5X2.10. I don't know if changing the tyres will help but I'm just finding it hard to balance properly on the trails and get that front wheel going where I want it to go. Last week the front wheel just slipped out from me on a narrow wooden bridge section which was rather painful.

I've been playing with tyre pressures and while I don't want to spend too much as I'd rather save for a better bike, I thought tyres and pedals might be worth changing. Tbh though the main issue is my lack of skill

Was looking at these or Continental Mountain King MTB Tyre - 27.5" x 2.2 for £22.99
Edited by: "HotAddict" 12th Apr 2016
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A wider tyre will definately make a difference to grip, I like 2.25 width
but on really slippy sections like a wet wooden bridge or moss covered wet paving/cobbles cheaper wheels will always slip/slide, buying a super expensive super soft compound may keep you upright but won't last long at all.

I have a mountain King on my rear and an xking upfront, that came with my bike, I quite like them, they roll well and grip ok, weight is 595g/540g compared to the folding nobby nic 630g
williamsstu

​will let you know if an when they arrive!



​Arrived - triple compound, pacestar and tubeless ready to boot. BLOODY BARGAIN
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williamsstu

​Arrived - triple compound, pacestar and tubeless ready to boot. BLOODY B … ​Arrived - triple compound, pacestar and tubeless ready to boot. BLOODY BARGAIN


Only one left, you took the risk and it paid off good work
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