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    Nevegal 2.1 vs NBX 2.1 vs ?

    The places I ride around central SC have varying surfaces including hardpack, sand, loose small rocks, clay, and plain ol' dirt/mud. If you know Tsali, then you know about what I mostly ride.

    I'm currently riding Velociraptors and though I like the traction (Ok, so the rear can skid a bit at times), I'm looking for something better. I switched from some smaller tires (Fire XC 1.8, Comp S) this year and really like the larger tires.

    I'm thinking Nevegal or NBX in 2.1's but am having a hard time picking one or the other. Does anyone have a recommendation? Is there another option?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DM-SC
    The places I ride around central SC have varying surfaces including hardpack, sand, loose small rocks, clay, and plain ol' dirt/mud. If you know Tsali, then you know about what I mostly ride.

    I'm currently riding Velociraptors and though I like the traction (Ok, so the rear can skid a bit at times), I'm looking for something better. I switched from some smaller tires (Fire XC 1.8, Comp S) this year and really like the larger tires.

    I'm thinking Nevegal or NBX in 2.1's but am having a hard time picking one or the other. Does anyone have a recommendation? Is there another option?
    I think you would like either one though be aware that the Neve 2.10 is slightly larger than the NBX 2.3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy©®™
    I think you would like either one though be aware that the Neve 2.10 is slightly larger than the NBX 2.3.
    Based on your comment and the tire spec info on your web site, I'm guessing that the MBX isn't really a "High Volume" tire?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DM-SC
    Based on your comment and the tire spec info on your web site, I'm guessing that the MBX isn't really a "High Volume" tire?
    I would consider the NBX 2.3 a "high volume" XC/trail tire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DM-SC
    The places I ride around central SC have varying surfaces including hardpack, sand, loose small rocks, clay, and plain ol' dirt/mud. If you know Tsali, then you know about what I mostly ride.

    I'm currently riding Velociraptors and though I like the traction (Ok, so the rear can skid a bit at times), I'm looking for something better. I switched from some smaller tires (Fire XC 1.8, Comp S) this year and really like the larger tires.

    I'm thinking Nevegal or NBX in 2.1's but am having a hard time picking one or the other. Does anyone have a recommendation? Is there another option?
    Look at the Kenda Karma DTC's. High volume and relatively low weight.
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    How would a Schwalbe Albert 2.25 compare to the Nevegal 2.1?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DM-SC
    How would a Schwalbe Albert 2.25 compare to the Nevegal 2.1?
    In what regard?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy©®™
    In what regard?
    Size, traction, rolling resistance. Basically, I'm wondering if the Albert would be as able to handle my riding conditions as the Nevegal or NBX?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DM-SC
    Size, traction, rolling resistance. Basically, I'm wondering if the Albert would be as able to handle my riding conditions as the Nevegal or NBX?
    Size: About the same as the Schwalbe Big Jim 2.25
    Traction: Better drive than the Neve, about the same as the NBX. Braking all about the same. Cornering; the Albert slides a bit sooner than the others though very controllable and it does not slide on the front wheel. Very good on roots, rocks, soft and hardpack (as are the others).
    RR: Better than the Neve. About the same as the NBX.
    (Based on the Little Albert 2.0 and Fat Albert 2.35)

    You should look at the Pana racer Cinder 2.25, too. Awesome tire
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    Thanks for the info.

    I really wish I could afford to buy a set of each and test them out. Tires are as bad as saddles...it can cost a lot to experiment!
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