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Schwalbe Nobby Nic Evolution Double Defence TL Ready Folding MTB Tyre - 26"
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Schwalbe Nobby Nic Evolution Double Defence TL Ready Folding MTB Tyre - 26" is no longer available at Merlin Cycles. However you may find an alternative or updated product below.
This item was discontinued 12th May 2016.
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Allgrounder! Now in a class of its own. Because Schwalbe improved, "by evolution", on their all around, beloved MTB, tyre test winner of many years!
Phase shifted blocks. A variation in the interblock space has resulted in profile cluster, which very positively affects grip.
U-Blocks. The centre blocks are non-directional. The tyre is fitted to the rear wheel in the same direction as the front wheel. So the U-blocks can act optimally against the cornering forces on both wheels.
Cut resistance. The rubber tread compound migrates into the sidewalls. The shoulder area is thus better protected against cuts.
Durability. Larger blocks increase the lifespan.
Triple Nano-Compound. Naturally with their best rubber mixture for top performance grip and rolling resistance.
Many detailed optimizations add up to a big difference: 15% less rolling resistance than the former Nobby Nic. 30g weight saving. With its unbelievable power the new Nobby Nic is the true Allgrounder!
TL ready model
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I purchased my second pair after 2 years. This is very good tyre , durable and puncture resisitant. Excellent for off-road, I recommend it.
Nothing much to add to the huge number of reviews on the web for the Nobby Nick. I think it's a good all round compromise between grip and speed for UK conditions. I run it tubeless with Stan's and I've found the DD version is much more resistant to small flint cuts.
Very good tyre, provides good grip and handles well. Service from Merlin was excellent, very fast and well packaged.
Great tyre - Used on front - with Racing Ralph Evolution DD on back - good balance between control in muddy conditions and speed in dry conditions
Tyres are very personal but I have settled on these as a good all rounder. Reasonable in mud and roll well on tarmac.
Great climber. Put in rear in combo with Ralphs up front. Great combo
I run them on Stans Arch rims and really rate them. I used to buy the UST versions as I suspected they had tougher sidewalls but you can't seem to get them any more so I use these. I run the 2.25" versions and are brilliant if you get the pressure just right - too soft and you can feel them roll round corners, too firm and you're not getting the benefits.
Great tyre. Bought to replace the same that has lasted extremely well. I run them tubeless and they hold air better than most others I have tried.
Love these tyres last a long time
As usual great service from Merlin. Best xc tyres out there Double defence and triple compound worth the extra, run tubeless have got to be one of the lightest tyres out there, great grip and traction when run at proper pressures i.e. 30 to35psi.
Arguably the best all round tyre, for all year round riding in uk conditions. I run a 2.1 on the back & a 2.25 on the front.
Great tyre. Fitted tubeless on Easton ea70 xct. Grippy tyre perfect for uk winter conditions. V pleased.
Everybody knows the NN reputation, excellent grip, but the Double Defense version utilises a built-in High Density guard underneath the tread for improved puncture resistance. The Double Defense Nobby Nic is the use of thicker SnakeSkin sidewalls for abrasion resistance. This works really well with the Tubeless Ready system that adds a thicker and more pronounced bead that is designed to lock tightly into tubeless compatible rims: Perfect for me !
Initial impressions seem good, good grip in the mud and not too slow on the dry. Great price too
Great all round tyre tho' side walls can be a bit delicate. As ever Merlin's service an price second to none.
Very good tyre, used this type before and like it. Took a little bit of encouragement to mount on my UST rims, had to put a tube in to get one of the beads to mount and use an air compressor at local garage, but now on and holding air. I find that these tyres go well on the wet roots and rocks in the forests round here. Good grip.
Easy to mount and grippy tyre which clears moderate mud well. Holds air pressure well for TL ready tyre.
Excellent tyre. Excellent service as always from Merlin Cycles.
Excellent tire put this on the back and hasn't let me down.
Promotes confidence in all conditions snow mud slop you name it, clears well. Also the compound allows easy rolling on hard surfaces. Easy to fit seats well on tubeless rims, like I've said hasn't let me down and I don't expect it too!
Having decided to take the plunge and go tubeless I decided on the Nobby Nics TL ready as they seemed to over a good combination of weight, all year round grip and decent rolling speed. They took me 2 attempts to seal and after my first hundred miles I am certainly not disappointed. I thought my old Continental Mountain Kings were good all rounders but these seem to be a notch up in off-road grip performance and quieter on tarmac too. I've gone for 4 stars only as other reviewers comment that they wear quite quickly so I'll hold back on the 5th star until I've done some proper mileage on them.
Schwalbe didn't disappoint on this one, the grip it's great and it still rolls great! It's a must for that winter trails with mud, water and wet roots and rocks. On top of that you will get double defense for those technical trails full of sharp rocks and thorns, I love it!
Excellent Tyre - much more grip than the rocket ron
Great tyres for the winter trails.
These tyres have given me great service on my Scott Genius 20, with tenacious grip across a wide range of surfaces, reasonable rolling resistance and longevity to boot. Highly recommended.
Tyres arrived exactly as ordered and in time to fit them and race them - I ordered them 3 days beforehand. Great service at a great price, as always
Have one of these tyres on the rear of my Canyon X9 and after a trip to Coed y Brenin I decided to go tubeless on a pair of wheels recently purchased. No hesitation in installing Nobby Nic DD. Brilliant tyre!