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    Nobby Nic 29X2.60

    Any news on this tire?


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    First I've heard of it

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    Been waiting for something like this for years. Expecting to continue waiting, but I'm in on this this if it actually becomes readily available for purchase.

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    QBP is where I get my Schwalbe tires. QBP usually builds a page, complete with part number, weight, description, ETA, etc... for any new product a month (often much more) before said product comes into inventory.

    QBP does not yet have a page or a part number for this tire.

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    This is the bike they are on at Eurobike.

    http://ep1.pinkbike.org/p5pb13656664/p5pb13656664.jpg


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    I would think announcements from a couple different tire manufacturers will be happening next week at the Eurobike show. Those pictures of the Nobby Nic's have been floating around for a while and Maxxis has already confirmed they will be producing a 29x2.6 soon. A tire this size on a 35mm internal width rim is going to be amazing!

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    Next question: what bikes will fit a 2.6 wide 29er tire in the back. I really want a mini 29er plus bike

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    I wonder if that will be much different than the minion dhf 2.5 tire

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmo View Post
    I wonder if that will be much different than the minion dhf 2.5 tire
    It will be very different. NN's suck, Minions don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushman3 View Post
    Next question: what bikes will fit a 2.6 wide 29er tire in the back. I really want a mini 29er plus bike
    As far as what bike will fit this new size, I would say your best bet would be any newer 29er that has boost hub spacing front and rear. If you look at a 2017 Trek Fuel ex 29, those bikes already run a 29x2.4 tire on a 30mm internal width rim and have tons of room not only width wise to the seat and chainstays but also to the bridges which is so important for a taller tire like this.

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    Yeah, this would fit a lot of bikes and even more forks. I went from 2.35 Hans Dampfs to 3.0 Dirt Wizards. And I feel like somewhere in between is going to be ideal for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by island trader View Post
    Maxxis has already confirmed they will be producing a 29x2.6 soon. A tire this size on a 35mm internal width rim is going to be amazing!
    OH I hope this isn't just a rumor!
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    Geachte heer ,
    Wij zullen volgende week op de grootste Europese beurs, de Eurobike, ons nieuwe assortiment uitrollen.
    De Schwalbe Nobby Nic zit hier ook bij met een aantal nieuwe maten. Ook de 65-622 ( 29 x 2.60 ) zit hierbij. De Nobby Nic zal in twee versie uitkomen.
    De TrailStar en PaceStar versie.

    Hierna zullen wij deze binnen krijgen en verdelen aan de groothandels die op hun beurt de fietsvakdetaillisten zullen beleveren.
    Wij zullen deze band naar alle waarschijnlijkheid in week 40 bij ons binnen krijgen. De digitale Schwalbe prospectus zal naar alle waarschijnlijkheid de week na de Eurobike online staan. Hierin **** u de artikelnummers van de Nobby Nic vinden.

    Mocht u naar aanleiding van deze mail nog vragen hebben zijn wij uiteraard bereid deze voor u te beantwoord.

    Vertrouwende uw mail met uiterste zorgvuldigheid beantwoord te hebben, verblijven wij,

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    In short:
    It is true and confirmed by Schealbe Europe!!

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    So when does it happen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    ^^ is that Swaheelie??
    Courtesy of google translate.

    Dear Sir ,
    We will be next week at the largest European trade fair, Eurobike, roll out our new range.
    Schwalbe Nobby Nic is here also with some new dimensions. The 65-622 (29 x 2.60) is here. Nobby Nic will be released in two versions.
    Star Trail and PaceStar version.

    After this we will get it inside and distribute to wholesalers who will supply the fietsvakdetaillisten turn.
    We will this tie in all probability at week 40 have reached us. Digital Schwalbe prospectus will in all probability the week after the Eurobike are online. **** Here you find the article numbers of the Nobby Nic.

    If you are following this email have any questions, we are of course prepared to answer them for you.

    Trusting to have answered your mail with utmost care, we remain,

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    Week 40

    Thanks for the translation Arc(bedankt in dutch and southafrican

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    It will be very different. NN's suck, Minions don't.
    I beg to differ. The Nobby Nic 2.8 on the front of my Rocky is better than any Minion I've had and that is all of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRPABT1 View Post
    I beg to differ.
    Beg all you want, I have never read anywhere that someone has switched from a Minion to a NN and felt good about themselves.

    I would be interested to see how the new 3" DHF will stack up against the 2.6/8" NN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    I would be interested to see how the new 3" DHF will stack up against the 2.6/8" NN.
    It will be much heavier and much slower!

    Seriously, not a very good caparison right there, totally different tires for totally different applications.

    Count me as someone interested in this 2.6 NN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeny View Post
    Seriously, not a very good caparison right there, totally different tires for totally different applications.
    Interesting that they are often referenced in comparison tire threads. I personally have ridden both as front tires and while I agree they "look" like very different tires, I didn't notice the weight or rolling resistance difference when I switched from a 2.35" NN Trailstar to a 2.5" minion DHF 3c tbh. I just love the grip, but I won't deny they might be intended for different types of riding.

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    "with sporty greetings" is my new favorite closing. I've always liked NNs. I can see this being a real good tire for my part of the world.

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    The tire, along with a 27.5x2.6, is now listed on the Schwalbe website.

    I wonder how the contact patch on 29x2.6 will compare to 27.5+ tires. I'm tempted to get a wide 29er front wheel and one of these anyway for next summer to jack up the bottom bracket clearance - and for the Motocross vibe 😀

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrIcky View Post
    "with sporty greetings" is my new favorite closing. I've always liked NNs. I can see this being a real good tire for my part of the world.
    Also see they have the sidewalls beefed up with their Apex system. Adds serious weight though. Anyone selling yet?

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    just wondering if this'll fit my sc hightower..

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    Hopefully we'll see more info on this tire in the next couple days (from Interbike).
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    After squeezing some plus tires on Specialized and Treks today at a dealer I am less likely to ever go so big as a 2.8". These new 2.6" tires may check a lot of boxes and hopefully clear many non plus frames and forks.
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    Anyone get their hands on these yet?

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    Also curious. When is the U.S. release date?

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    Hi folks,

    Subscribed to find U.S. release date.

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    I just ordered a 2.6 butcher off speashs site. We'll see how that shreds while waiting for the NN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ejewels View Post
    I just ordered a 2.6 butcher off speashs site. We'll see how that shreds while waiting for the NN!
    Hi Mr. ejewels,

    Thanks for that info but I went to their website and couldn't find a 29" / 2.6 Butcher. Would you be able to post up a link?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Sorry, shoulda mentioned it was 27.5 x 2.6!

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    Anyone know what the minimum rim ID will be to run a 2.6? I assume my 27mm ARCs will be too small.

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    I'm gonna (attempt) to run them on my 26.6 ID rims. Back in the day we ran 2.4s on way skinnier rims. It might not be *ideal* but it'll work.
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    It's not whether they'll work. It's more about getting the performance out of them worth using that size tire. I like 30mm id rims for 2.2-2.35 rounded profile tires like Bonty XRs. I'd want to try 40mm id rims for a true 2.6 or 2.7" tire with a rounded profile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Averbuks View Post
    Anyone know what the minimum rim ID will be to run a 2.6? I assume my 27mm ARCs will be too small.
    That should fit fine. 2.2" tires worked well on 19 mm for a long time.
    As far as the optimum performance rim width, that would depend on your weight and riding style, terrain, tire construction, tire shape and preferences.

    American Classic is proposing using their new 40mm rims for 2.3" tires.
    Stumpie 6fatties come with 3.0" tire on 30mm rims.
    Those are the two most extreme examples, but it does show how broad the range is that might work.

    My suggestion(and plan) is to run them on the rims you have. They will work. Then, if you find out you love the tire size, but are getting to much tire squirm in corners, go out and get a wider wheel set.
    You might find you need to run a high enough pressure to prevent pinch flats that the narrower rims are sufficient.
    Or maybe you just need a wide rim in front, since the front doesn't pinch flat as quickly.
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    I have Arc 30s and want to get a NN 2.6 for my front. I don't think it will clear my back.

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    2.1-2.35 tires for 19-23 mm wheels
    2.5 tires for 25-30mm wheels
    2.6-2.8 tires for 30-35mm wheels
    3.0 tires 35-40mm wheels

    2.2 tires on 40mm wheels = really stupid set up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suns_PSD View Post
    2.1-2.35 tires for 19-23 mm wheels
    2.5 tires for 25-30mm wheels
    2.6-2.8 tires for 30-35mm wheels
    3.0 tires 35-40mm wheels

    2.2 tires on 40mm wheels = really stupid set up.
    Now if only manufacturers would make tyres that actually measure correctly...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRPABT1 View Post
    Now if only manufacturers would make tyres that actually measure correctly...
    I have had good luck with the Schwalbe and Specialized tires lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suns_PSD View Post
    2.1-2.35 tires for 19-23 mm wheels
    2.5 tires for 25-30mm wheels
    2.6-2.8 tires for 30-35mm wheels
    3.0 tires 35-40mm wheels

    2.2 tires on 40mm wheels = really stupid set up.
    Saying something is stupid is rather shortsighted. Just because YOU tried a 40mm rim with a 2.2 tire and didn't like it, doesn't mean that there isn't a tire that wouldn't work great on a 40mm rim on certain trails for certain riders.
    There is a huge variety of trails, riding styles and tire constructions out there.

    Your list of rim width - tire width (erto chart?) is a good starting point, but we now know from extensive experience by many people all over the world that a wider rim than that can be beneficial, showing that it's only a starting point, not a hard and fast rule.
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    2.2" tire on a 40mm rim:

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    I think it would be a bit of a "stretch."

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveF View Post
    2.2" tire on a 40mm rim:

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    I think it would be a bit of a "stretch."

    I agree, it seems odd to me. However, rather than saying it's "really stupid" I'd rather wait and see some ride reports, or better yet, try it for myself.

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    2.2's, 2.35's, 2.4's and 3.0's all work well on 50mm rims. There may be an optimum tire size for a given rim width, but it's more of a guideline than a rule. Experimentation is part of the fun.

    Nobby Nic 29X2.60-ogre-2.2-rh.jpg

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    R2 Bike in Germany are showing these bad boys in stock! 34.50 euro including VAT. That works out to about $33.32 USD excluding VAT and about $22.40 USD for postage. If you buy two 29 2.60 tyres it will equate to about $44.52 USD per tyre inclusive of postage!

    Unfortunately these are too wide for my 19mm internal width cross country rims! I'm sure they would work well with 26.9 mm internal width rims.

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    Mine just shipped but with no tracking info. I'll post pics when they arrive in MN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volsung View Post
    Mine just shipped but with no tracking info. I'll post pics when they arrive in MN.
    where did you order from?!

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    R2-bike. Brush up on dein Deutsch because it's not all auf Englisch.
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    Wondering if this tire is going to be a plus tire, as in being taller than a normal 29er.
    Personally I'm hoping that it will be wider only, so that it fits my 29er frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windigo View Post
    Wondering if this tire is going to be a plus tire, as in being taller than a normal 29er.
    Personally I'm hoping that it will be wider only, so that it fits my 29er frame.
    I'll let you know, I have a SC Hightower, which has tons of width in the rear, but so far with wider rims (35mm internal) I have had some 2.4 and 2.5 tires that don't have a ton of clearance in BB area. I figure I can fit the 2.8 on my front (have the massive boost Pike fork that will fit true 29+ tire) but really hoping I can fit this on the rear...

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    Quote Originally Posted by backinmysaddle View Post
    I'll let you know, I have a SC Hightower, which has tons of width in the rear, but so far with wider rims (35mm internal) I have had some 2.4 and 2.5 tires that don't have a ton of clearance in BB area. I figure I can fit the 2.8 on my front (have the massive boost Pike fork that will fit true 29+ tire) but really hoping I can fit this on the rear...

    I'm in the same boat as you.. I also have a
    Hightower and wondering if these will fit...let me know..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALC0R73Z View Post
    I'm in the same boat as you.. I also have a
    Hightower and wondering if these will fit...let me know..
    cool. I have 27.5x35mm(internal) and 29x35mm(internal) rims and have played around and here is what I have found:

    27.5x35mm- 3.0" tire fits with boat loads of room, I am waiting for a 3.2 or 3.25 to give that a try. I have the Maxxis Chronicle mounted on these, unimpressed with sidewalls of these, get huge wash out on corners with pressure under 20psi, so I generally ride downhill at 22psi on these.

    29x35mm- Trail king 2.4" is super high volume, width is fine, height is a bit too close to bb for my comfort and tread is "turned up" a bit too much (meaning not enough knobs sticking out to sides). Minion 2.5" fits fine, plenty of clearance in bb area, and loads of room side-to-side. So I am hoping these 2.6's are more the shape of the Minion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by backinmysaddle View Post
    cool. I have 27.5x35mm(internal) and 29x35mm(internal) rims and have played around and here is what I have found:

    27.5x35mm- 3.0" tire fits with boat loads of room, I am waiting for a 3.2 or 3.25 to give that a try. I have the Maxxis Chronicle mounted on these, unimpressed with sidewalls of these, get huge wash out on corners with pressure under 20psi, so I generally ride downhill at 22psi on these.

    29x35mm- Trail king 2.4" is super high volume, width is fine, height is a bit too close to bb for my comfort and tread is "turned up" a bit too much (meaning not enough knobs sticking out to sides). Minion 2.5" fits fine, plenty of clearance in bb area, and loads of room side-to-side. So I am hoping these 2.6's are more the shape of the Minion.

    As FS 29ers go, would you say the HT has more clearance than most? If you've been around enough of them.

    My guess is likely yes as SC has omitted the FD and so they are more free to widen the lower pivot, which hopefully permits more tire clearance. That's my theory anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miker J View Post
    As FS 29ers go, would you say the HT has more clearance than most? If you've been around enough of them.

    My guess is likely yes as SC has omitted the FD and so they are more free to widen the lower pivot, which hopefully permits more tire clearance. That's my theory anyway.
    Yup, way more space back there both side to side and between tire and bb, when compared to "regular" 29ers I have and friends I have measured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by backinmysaddle View Post
    Yup, way more space back there both side to side and between tire and bb, when compared to "regular" 29ers I have and friends I have measured.
    I just got my NN 29x2.6 and mounted it on the back of my pre 2009 Jones spaceframe..it fits!
    But. Will it not rub the frame after a night of growing? 🤔I'll let you know!
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    Quote Originally Posted by joop View Post
    I just got my NN 29x2.6 and mounted it on the back of my pre 2009 Jones spaceframe..it fits!
    But. Will it not rub the frame after a night of growing? 🤔I'll let you know!
    Can you post some pics and measure them?

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    Give us the deets, Joop!

    Your inner rim width + casing, knobs, and diameter would be sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stopbreakindown View Post
    Give us the deets, Joop!

    Your inner rim width + casing, knobs, and diameter would be sweet.
    This is after one night:

    Inner rim width 50mm (Surly RH)
    Overall width 67mm
    Knob to knob 66mm
    Diameter 750mm


    Cant seem to post pics anymore..
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    What pressure were those measurements taken at?
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    Schwalbe lists the diameter for a regular Nobby Nic 29er at 751mm, could that be right?

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    Thanks joop, that diameter is reassuring to me, makes me think they designed this for a wider rim to bulge out to sides as opposed to widely increasing diameter. That would be good for me, can't wait for mine to arrive so I can give it a try...

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    [QUOTE=Tjaard;12860793]Saying something is stupid is rather shortsighted. Just because YOU tried a 40mm rim with a 2.2 tire and didn't like it, doesn't mean that there isn't a tire that wouldn't work great on a 40mm rim on certain trails for certain riders.
    There is a huge variety of trails, riding styles and tire constructions out there.

    Your list of rim width ..."

    I don't mean to be rude. So my apologies. Fortunately there are companies with testing resources and skilled riders that far surpass what I can provide, or any of us normal working guys really. Testing isn't fun for me cause I have limited time to ride and work on the bike (not to mention $) so I trust those professionals that have tested.

    I read all of the time here how a rider added some extremely wide rims and just 'loves it, traction out of this world'. But the people that test this stuff for a living have found otherwise. That's just a fact.

    You can also look at the obvious, that flattening a tire way out isn't good for traction while turning or during off...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suns_PSD View Post
    2.1-2.35 tires for 19-23 mm wheels
    2.5 tires for 25-30mm wheels
    2.6-2.8 tires for 30-35mm wheels
    3.0 tires 35-40mm wheels

    2.2 tires on 40mm wheels = really stupid set up.
    There are people all over the world riding tires that don't "fit" into your chart.

    Calling people that have tried many variants and decided that something works for them stupid is, er, a bit on the ignorant side.

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    Don't really understand why I want to know,or give a sh1t what a pro rider thinks of something, I much prefer to get thoughts and experience from regular, "lesser" Joes like me and in my experience, those of us "lesser Joes" that have tried wider rims, have loved them.
    FYI, I ran my On One Smorgasbord 2.2" tyre on my Dually 45 as a front to test what a wide rim might do for the tyre and it totally made it a worthwhile front tyre, where before it was all right. As has been said, depends on the tyre and rider and that tyre had a very round profile that did not square off too much and worked fantastically.

    Before you believe some BS that some marketing or Pro tells you, why not stop being a sheep and actually do some testing yourself, or listen to those of us who actually have to pay for the stuff that we test.

    Quote Originally Posted by Suns_PSD View Post
    I don't mean to be rude. So my apologies. Fortunately there are companies with testing resources and skilled riders that far surpass what I can provide, or any of us normal working guys really. Testing isn't fun for me cause I have limited time to ride and work on the bike (not to mention $) so I trust those professionals that have tested.

    I read all of the time here how a rider added some extremely wide rims and just 'loves it, traction out of this world'. But the people that test this stuff for a living have found otherwise. That's just a fact.

    You can also look at the obvious, that flattening a tire way out isn't good for traction while turning or during off...

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    Why is this even a 'thing'? People all spun up over rim and tire width. I can see a general rule of thumb application if mounting a rim/tire combo at the edges of the spectrum, but even then, there's lots of accounts of 2.2's happily mated to 50mm rims and 3.0's on 19mm rims.

    The oddest thing is that this is all brought up in a thread about a 2.6 tire. Like maybe the 'middlest' of the road in big tires. I expect a 2.6 to fit pretty nicely on anything that isn't a freaking cross rim. Scratch that. even cross rims are as wide as 23mm some times. maybe a road rim.

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    Back to NN 2.6...
    looks like they're not that big on narrow to average rims... Reifenbreite Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2016 29x2,60
    61mm carcass is equal to the NN 2.35 I have on i30mm rims, but good thing is that it's wider at studs than the carcass (2.35s are narrower at studs instead)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windigo View Post
    Schwalbe lists the diameter for a regular Nobby Nic 29er at 751mm, could that be right?
    That sounds right.

    1. Tire dimension are fairly imprecise
    2. Joop is running them on super wide rims. This will make a tire 'flatter'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tjaard View Post
    That sounds right.

    1. Tire dimension are fairly imprecise
    2. Joop is running them on super wide rims. This will make a tire 'flatter'
    I do not second your #2 assumption.
    IMHO rim width does not affect outer diameter, carcasses are not elastic enough to allow a tire to stretch in diameter depending on rim width

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    Quote Originally Posted by joop View Post
    This is after one night:

    Inner rim width 50mm (Surly RH)
    Overall width 67mm
    Knob to knob 66mm
    Diameter 750mm


    Cant seem to post pics anymore..
    Thanks, now figure the pics out!
    What PSI was it measured at?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    Thanks, now figure the pics out!
    What PSI was it measured at?
    20psi was when I inflated to have the tire seated. 12 psi when I measured.

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    Guys
    Anyone mounted already NN 2.6 on 29 ? I'm wondering on some second setup for local trainings.
    FOr now i do already have MaMa+HD and need soemthing lighter , more XC oriented but with big volume.

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    Are these available online yet? Seems like the perfect tire for 2 of my bikes.

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    Wider rim > lower tire

    Quote Originally Posted by savo View Post
    I do not second your #2 assumption.
    IMHO rim width does not affect outer diameter, carcasses are not elastic enough to allow a tire to stretch in diameter depending on rim width
    It really does lower the width but it probably depends on the tire casing whether or not it's noticeable.

    It does not require any stretching. Hold a tire with the beads together, then pull the beads apart, the top has to get lower simply to span the greater distance between the two beads.

    I have seen it on several of my own tires.
    It's also measured here:

    http://45nrth.com/files/pages/13193_..._Update_V3.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by coke View Post
    Are these available online yet? Seems like the perfect tire for 2 of my bikes.
    Ordered 27.5x2.6 from Tweeks Cycles, the 29 and 27.5x2.6 are available from the UK distributor, they don't have them online yet but drop them an email and I'm sure they'll be able to help

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    My Trailstar/Pacestar pair are en-route from R2bikes. I'll be mounting them on my 33mm internal rims and measuring with pics as soon as I get them!
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    Are you putting the 2.6 on a 27.5 bike or a 29er that you are converting to 27Plus?

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    Hoping they fit in my regular 27.5 2017 Whyte T130C. It's boost front and rear, PIke's up front should be fine, but a little concerned about the rear end clearance, will be fine around the seatstays but not sure about the chainstays. Will report back when they're fitted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windigo View Post
    Are you putting the 2.6 on a 27.5 bike or a 29er that you are converting to 27Plus?
    Better option would be on a 27.5 bike. It's only a few mm wider and compressed height would be identical.
    Putting them on a 29er would lower the BB by a huge amount and reduce the trail a lot.
    So only a good idea if your 29er is too tall and too slack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tjaard View Post
    Better option would be on a 27.5 bike. It's only a few mm wider and compressed height would be identical.
    Putting them on a 29er would lower the BB by a huge amount and reduce the trail a lot.
    So only a good idea if your 29er is too tall and too slack.
    Agreed. Have seen a 2.8 Butcher in a regular 27.5 non-Boost Lyrik so the front end shouldn't be a problem on my bike, have a 2.35 Nobby Nic in the shed if the 2.6 doesn't work on the rear but having now seen it in the flesh I reckon it could be good to go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawman1991 View Post
    Agreed. Have seen a 2.8 Butcher in a regular 27.5 non-Boost Lyrik so the front end shouldn't be a problem on my bike, have a 2.35 Nobby Nic in the shed if the 2.6 doesn't work on the rear but having now seen it in the flesh I reckon it could be good to go!
    It seems like you guys are talking about a 650b 2.6NN now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Placek View Post
    Guys
    Anyone mounted already NN 2.6 on 29 ? I'm wondering on some second setup for local trainings.
    FOr now i do already have MaMa+HD and need soemthing lighter , more XC oriented but with big volume.
    I've got one mounted on a 28i rim for 3 days now and they measure out to 64.5 mm at the outermost knob and 64.2 mm at the casing, 751mm tall at 16 psi.Weight is 792 & 796 for the Pacestar and 810 for the Trailstar compound. It does fit in a non boost '17 Sid World Cup with room to spare (8-10 mm) and just clears the stays (4 mm) on the back of my '16 carbon Salsa Spearfish that I usually run a 2.35 RR.

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    Nobby Nic 29X2.60-img_20161022_160242598.jpg

    Mine had only been on for a few hours by the time I took this pic. They measured 2.5" on 26 internal rims (Velocity Blunt SS). Plenty of room in my Reba and my chain isn't long enough to move my alternators back farther.
    You change your own flats? Support your LBS and pay them to instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecx View Post
    I've got one mounted on a 28i rim for 3 days now and they measure out to 64.5 mm at the outermost knob and 64.2 mm at the casing, 751mm tall at 16 psi.Weight is 792 & 796 for the Pacestar and 810 for the Trailstar compound. It does fit in a non boost '17 Sid World Cup with room to spare (8-10 mm) and just clears the stays (4 mm) on the back of my '16 carbon Salsa Spearfish that I usually run a 2.35 RR.
    Schwalbe site has them at 855g for the 29er and 810g for 27.5 in TR Snakeskin

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    Not Schwalbe related, but has anyone heard of any other manufacturers coming out with a 2.6? I may have to pick a set of these up, but if I hear that Maxxis has one right after I buy these I will be annoyed...

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    Maxxis is sposed to be releasing the Forekaster in 2.6", when no one seems to know yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by garcia View Post
    Not Schwalbe related, but has anyone heard of any other manufacturers coming out with a 2.6? I may have to pick a set of these up, but if I hear that Maxxis has one right after I buy these I will be annoyed...
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    Quote Originally Posted by garcia View Post
    Not Schwalbe related, but has anyone heard of any other manufacturers coming out with a 2.6? I may have to pick a set of these up, but if I hear that Maxxis has one right after I buy these I will be annoyed...
    Bontrager xr4 29x2.55 should be out any time now.
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    Good to know, thanks. I don't NEED new tires now, and will be riding less this winter. Hopefully there are more options readily available by spring.

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    Hold the phone. http://m.vitalmtb.com/photos/feature.../iceman2058,94

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    Let's hope that Maxxis is making it in 29" as well as 27.5".
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    Quote Originally Posted by sslos View Post
    Let's hope that Maxxis is making it in 29" as well as 27.5".
    I don't see why they wouldn't but you never know.
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    Can't wait for the 29"x2.6" Forekaster, hoping it'll just sneak in the back on my Monkey and Paradox frames so I can get the benefits of 29" and some volume instead of having to run B+. Right now can just fit a Ardent 2.4" on a 39mm internal rim, so thinking this on a 30-35mm internal rim should fit with a bit taller profile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noose View Post
    I don't see why they wouldn't but you never know.
    Well, since they have Rekon+ and Ikon+ in 27.5" only...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volsung View Post
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    Mine had only been on for a few hours by the time I took this pic. They measured 2.5" on 26 internal rims (Velocity Blunt SS). Plenty of room in my Reba and my chain isn't long enough to move my alternators back farther.
    I'm giving you sexiest bike on MTBR for the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volsung View Post
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    Mine had only been on for a few hours by the time I took this pic. They measured 2.5" on 26 internal rims (Velocity Blunt SS). Plenty of room in my Reba and my chain isn't long enough to move my alternators back farther.
    Can you give the height measurement from the top of rim to the top of tire?
    Thanks.

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    Mine are in! Not installed yet, but I did weigh em

    Pacestar is 792g
    Trailstar is 842g

    Glad they're underweight for once, my 29x2.35 was way over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noot View Post
    Mine are in! Not installed yet, but I did weigh em

    Pacestar is 792g
    Trailstar is 842g

    Glad they're underweight for once, my 29x2.35 was way over.
    I just got my 27.5 trailstar. 805g vs the claimed 810g.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noot View Post
    Mine are in! Not installed yet, but I did weigh em

    Pacestar is 792g
    Trailstar is 842g

    Glad they're underweight for once, my 29x2.35 was way over.
    So are you doing Trailstar in the front and Pacestare in the rear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windigo View Post
    So are you doing Trailstar in the front and Pacestare in the rear?
    Yes sir. Have always ran that combo with my schwalbes.
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