This review is for a Schwalbe Nobby Nic, 29x2.25 Performance Folding tire, non snakeskin
Came OEM on my TranceX29er, Used only once and did not like it.
I am not using it as a front tire anymore, getting a beefier tire for my front (as I ride DH bikes and am used to burly but heavy tires). Maybe the nobs are to small for So Cal dry and loose.
I am keeping the rear since its ok in the back. Good for the rear since it rolls good with 30-35 PSI. I wouldnt use it as a front if you like to pin it
Super sketchy as a front in mud, loose dirt, rocks, gravel. Steering is poor, breaking is subpar
Narrow profile makes it fast which is a plus, but that same narrow digs in to easy and feels unnerving
Looses grip easy
Rode in some light mud today and had to unclip as I didn't want to eat a mud sandwich. Im gonna keep the rear to give it a chance, but the front is bye bye