THE BEST ALLROUND TIRES
IN THE BIKE MAGAZINE TEST (10/2020)
In the issue (10/2020) of BIKE magazine, the all-rounders among mountain bike tires are put to the test. The special thing about this test: the tires of the different manufacturers not only compete against each other, but also against their cheaper counterpart from their own ranks.
We were represented in the test field with two different versions of the Nobby Nic: the Nobby Nic Evo represents the benchmark in terms of tire technology; the little brother from the Performance Line is the slightly cheaper counterpart.
THE NEW NOBBY NIC
THE SCHWALBE NOBBY NIC IN THE TEST
THE DIFFERENCES: EVO VS. PERFORMANCE
But where exactly are the differences between the Performance and Evolution Line? The latter has received an update in terms of carcass construction. The tested Nobby Nic Evo is equipped with the new Super Ground carcass, in which a puncture protection layer and three carcass layers extend over the entire tread. This combines durability and puncture protection with ideal performance. These properties could also prove the tire in the test: the Nobby Nic Evo gets namely by far the best values in the puncture test.
In terms of durability, both tire versions flex their muscles: Nobby Nic Evo and Nobby Nic Performance have the best mileage in the entire test field. Especially the new outer lugs show hardly any signs of wear after the test. The two tires are also on a par in terms of traction, as both versions score particularly well with the best wet performance of the test field.