Featured 29er Cafe — Schwalbe Nobby Nic
Schwalbe Nobby Nic Tubeless Snakeskin Folding 29er Tire
The secret to optimizing the Nobby Nic’s performance wherever feasible with regards to grip, durability, and rolling resistance is Schwalbe’s Pacestar Triple Compound rubber. Its cornering is outstanding thanks in part to the soft rubber compound and to the U-shaped tread blocks on the shoulders. They are angled twenty degrees or so towards the outside of the tire, with siping that doesn’t divide the block, generating the “U”. These siped U-Blocks can deform basically and mold over the singletrack surface, working to counteract the lateral forces when you are railing. .
If you are looking for an all-conditions tire for your 29er, look no further than the Schwalbe Nobby Nic TL Prepared Snakeskin twenty niner. Its greatest attribute is its traction potential in wet or dry conditions, hardpack or loose marbles, or ideal loam. It is an actual mountain bike tire that is prepared for all those variables, of huge epic days on the twenty niner mountain bike.
The mountain bike tire is engineered to be tubeless, which means you can say goodbye to pinch flats and burping air. The tubeless concept lets you run less air pressure, again enhancing the grip of the tire’s tread to shred corners or whatever the natural terrain can throw at you. Better traction, less vibration, and no flats lead to an awesome ride. It is necessary to make use of a liquid sealant within the tire to get a preliminary seal against the rim. The sealant will also work to seal thorn or debris punctures as you ride. The Snakeskin protection is a layer of abrasion resistant fabric mesh that is embedded in to the outer layer of the casing on the sidewall. It adds yet another facet of durability against thin sharp rock slices, making these tires prime for hard rock garden terrain.
The mountain bike tire also has what Schwalbe calls, phase shifted blocks. The simple explanation is that the tread blocks across the casing are not all in an even spacing pattern. The lateral clusters of blocks alternate from more closely spaced to more widely spaced. What they found was an oscillation that developed within the past versions of this tire at certain rolling speeds. This latest version makes use of the phase shifted blocks to eliminate the dissonant vibration and this decreases the rolling resistance by 15%, making the tire roll faster than you’d ever expect from taking a look at its aggressive profile.
The Schwalbe Nobby Nic TL Prepared Snakeskin twenty niner is available in 29″ x 2.25″ and 2.35″ for width.