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    Anyone tried both the Nobby Nic and the Tioga Psycho Genius tires?

    Anybody out there compared this Psycho Genius to the Nobby Nic in the 29" size? Getting ready to build a Devinci Atlas (AM style) and want a tire that is a good all arounder. I have two of both tires on deck and was wondering if I should even give the Tiogas a try or not... been riding Schwalbe tires exclusively for a couple of years and have never found a tire that compares to them. On the scale the Tiogas are 40-50 grams heavier per tire, but that is not worth worrying about. Just wanted to see if anyone out there had tried both and was mostly concerned about rolling resistance. A few months back I was running the Hans Dampfs and switched out the rear to a Nobby Nic and was amazed how much better my Sultan rolled with the NNs. Then a month or so later I decided to try the NN on the front also and wow, my bike seems to roll so much better now and have not seemed to give anything up on grip. Anyways... let me know what you guys think or have experienced

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    My only experience is with a 26x2.4 NN and 26x2.4 Tioga P G, and I think the NN is better in all categories.

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    Agree with MSU Alum. I have used both in 29er flavor.

    Tried them both, and the NN is better all around except for price. Its actually fast rolling for a tire for its category. Cant be said for the Psycho Genius. Also, I think the PG is short in height for its volume. Wont provide as much "pinchflat resistance".

    I only got a handful of rides on my PG before it tore open on something.
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