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    Nokian NBX as a front tire

    That tire needs a wider rim to mount. Almost broke a park plastic trying to get it on a narrow rim, so looked at the pile and saw and OLD sunshined hubbed avaya thats way over 40mm wide naturally with brass nipps and rusted to kingdom come spokes (aka true it/loose it). Tire mounted with no tools, WTF? Might have to respoke it. Its got a solid axle and felt a bit different on the '02 z-1 noddle. Actually seemed to hold a line better.

    Ran the front tire 30 psi rear 38 and hit the singletrack, 4 hours after 1 inch of rain (we have sand soil so rain is OK). Noticed right away the tire on the wider rim still has a pronounced center bead of luggs. Grip was good and no packing up on tires. Never slipped once and hit moderate soft wet spot, roots, wet pine fall but nothing soupy or rocky. Climbing, it was faster than I thought looking at the tread. Tomorrow some rocks and soup for sure.

    Now running both sides NBX and have a spare front rim of 2.4 mutanos for when the sand again drys to a powder and gets deep.

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    Which Nokian NBX are you talking about

    Quote Originally Posted by Brown_Teeth
    That tire needs a wider rim to mount. Almost broke a park plastic trying to get it on a narrow rim, so looked at the pile and saw and OLD sunshined hubbed avaya thats way over 40mm wide naturally with brass nipps and rusted to kingdom come spokes (aka true it/loose it). Tire mounted with no tools, WTF? Might have to respoke it. Its got a solid axle and felt a bit different on the '02 z-1 noddle. Actually seemed to hold a line better.

    Ran the front tire 30 psi rear 38 and hit the singletrack, 4 hours after 1 inch of rain (we have sand soil so rain is OK). Noticed right away the tire on the wider rim still has a pronounced center bead of luggs. Grip was good and no packing up on tires. Never slipped once and hit moderate soft wet spot, roots, wet pine fall but nothing soupy or rocky. Climbing, it was faster than I thought looking at the tread. Tomorrow some rocks and soup for sure.

    Now running both sides NBX and have a spare front rim of 2.4 mutanos for when the sand again drys to a powder and gets deep.
    Which Nokian NBX are you talking about? I've never had any problems putting the Nokian NBX 2.0 Lites on any rims. The 2.0 LItes are very fast and have one of the lowest rolling resistance readings of any tires. Certainly faster than the 2.4 Mutanos, unless your cheif concern is not fast rolling, but more on grip.

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    opps its the NBX 2.3, here some pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by Chester
    Which Nokian NBX are you talking about? I've never had any problems putting the Nokian NBX 2.0 Lites on any rims. The 2.0 LItes are very fast and have one of the lowest rolling resistance readings of any tires. Certainly faster than the 2.4 Mutanos, unless your cheif concern is not fast rolling, but more on grip.
    Sorry its the NBX 2.3 their trail/freeride tire, was no rewiew in th products section. Also it was a ukai rim, early 1980's and the NBX mounted without tools, the other rim was a pos veulta (sp) that's lighter but way narrow, bearly get the mutanos on there, NBX 2.3 no way. Here some pictures:






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    Quote Originally Posted by Brown_Teeth
    That tire needs a wider rim to mount. Almost broke a park plastic trying to get it on a narrow rim, so looked at the pile and saw and OLD sunshined hubbed avaya thats way over 40mm wide naturally with brass nipps and rusted to kingdom come spokes (aka true it/loose it). Tire mounted with no tools, WTF? Might have to respoke it. Its got a solid axle and felt a bit different on the '02 z-1 noddle. Actually seemed to hold a line better.

    Ran the front tire 30 psi rear 38 and hit the singletrack, 4 hours after 1 inch of rain (we have sand soil so rain is OK). Noticed right away the tire on the wider rim still has a pronounced center bead of luggs. Grip was good and no packing up on tires. Never slipped once and hit moderate soft wet spot, roots, wet pine fall but nothing soupy or rocky. Climbing, it was faster than I thought looking at the tread. Tomorrow some rocks and soup for sure.

    Now running both sides NBX and have a spare front rim of 2.4 mutanos for when the sand again drys to a powder and gets deep.
    My NBX 2.3 mounts with no tools an a 23mm Velocity VXC rim. The center drop of a rim has more to do with how easy it is to mount tires than the width of the rim.

    The NBXs are very nice tires, front and rear.
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