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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:20 pm 
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Nobby Nics are known for being thin on the sidewall (no good on rocky terrain) and puncture prone (pinch flats, again thin sidewall related)


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I read that Nobby Bic's are expensive in te UK...

A set of NN/NN. Not Snake Skin
http://www.bike2build.nl/toonartikel.php?id=19589

A set of NN/NN both Snakeskin
http://www.12gotrading.nl/?page=record& ... derby=merk

I don't know if they ship to the UK or if they are just as expensive though...

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:55 pm 
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You can now get em with red, white or silver trim

http://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;navigation=1;product=7349;group=71;page=1;pid=104;menuid1=2;menuid2=103;mid=6;pgc=0;ID=a223ef0c961e4dad0ede4b90c842497d


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REKIBorter wrote:
Conti Speed King Supersonic


I second this choice

http://www.conti-tyres.co.uk/conticycle ... king.shtml


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:11 am 
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I'm using 2.4" Nobby Nics in rocky & rootsy Finnish terrain and have not yet suffered any flats. The tyres grip very well and work nicely in wet conditions too.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:21 am 
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Any Conti tyre 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:49 am 
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Nobby Nic's are the 'in' tyre at the moment because they are pretty good allrounders but...

I have used Panarcer Cinders for 3 years now and they are fantastic.

I always have a Cinder upfront and then swap to a Panaracer Trailraker at the back in the muddy heart of winter, a Cinder during Spring and a Raxer MX when the trais are dusty...

They have a sticky central compound which makes the Cinders pretty grippy over roots and stuff.

On my single speed I just have two Cinders and they are great!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:59 am 
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Schwabe tyres do tend to be a bit cheaper in Germany. I pick them up in Berlin each time I go.
27 Euros each for Snake skin 2.4's last trip in March. Worth a check online as postage costs are usually good from the bigger shops.

http://www.zweirad-stadler.de/Fahrrad_M ... &suchWert=

By the way if anyone goes over to Berlin Messe for a trade fair this shop is just up the road. It is by far the biggest bike shop I have ever seen. You can test the bikes inside??


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So it looks like a toss up between Nobby Nics and Conti Supersonics?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:58 pm 
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I've been using the Contis for a few tears now. Slash/Vertical for the winter and Gravities for the summer. All the protection versions running Stans Notubes, seem ok, but would like a little more front grip than a vertical for the winter. Though given the way the thread is going i'm off to google the nobby nics :D


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