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    New question here. More knobs or softer rubber?

    Currently using on the rear Nobby Nic 29x2.35 Addix speedgrip. Its OK on good dirt, but when things get wet of very loose the rear slips, especially under power.
    Its OK in the summer, but when things get wet technical climbs become very hard.


    I tried Hans Damps soft and it does not slip (that's what I use on the front). But I rather have something faster for trail riding.


    Is the Hans Dampf speed grip an improvement over the NN, or since the tires are same compound it will keep slipping in the wet.


    Basically the question is whether HD speed grip gains in forward traction and does not lose much in rolling resistance.


    Any experience here? The NN rolls very well for what it is. Hard to give that up. Other tire recommendations welcome.

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    Rolling at the back grip at front, that's what you should aim for, that being said i use the hans dampf both front and rear

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    For grip in soft or muddy dirt taller spaced out knobs offer more grip. On slick roots and rocks softer rubber is the key. Is the Nobby Nic packing up with mud?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy3220 View Post
    For grip in soft or muddy dirt taller spaced out knobs offer more grip. On slick roots and rocks softer rubber is the key. Is the Nobby Nic packing up with mud?
    That's what I was thinking. Need softer rubber for the wet. It doesn't pack much, still has working knobs.

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    Check out the Maxxis Forekaster 2.35. I've had good luck with it. Or the Maxxis Rekon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    Check out the Maxxis Forekaster 2.35. I've had good luck with it. Or the Maxxis Rekon.
    The Forekaster is a great wet weather tire. The Rekon is a great all around tire though I haven't used them in the wet.

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    I agree with the Forekaster being good in the wet. The Rekon packs up kinda easily.

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