MTB Tire Comparison:
Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance 2012 vs
Vittoria AKA 2015

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Contents and Test Summary

  1. Manufacturer Specifications
  2. Size and Weight Measurements
  3. Rolling Resistance Test Results
  4. Puncture Resistance Test Results
  5. Conclusion
  • Vittoria AKA
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
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Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand SchwalbeVittoria
Model Nobby Nic PerformanceAKA
Year 20122015
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
New or Used UsedNew
Mileage 3000 km0 km
Price Range MedHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 111.3A9.19.56.111HD
EAN
TPI 67120
Compound ORC
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62256-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.252.20
Specified Weight 600 grams690 grams
Min Air Pressure psi35 psi
Max Air Pressure 65 psi65 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers Only
Available Sizes 29 x 2.35
29 x 2.25
27.5 x 2.35
27.5 x 2.25
26 x 2.35
26 x 2.25
26 x 2.10
29 x 2.20
29 x 2.00
27.5 x 2.20
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Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance 2012
Vittoria AKA 2015
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Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance 2012
Vittoria AKA 2015
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Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance 2012
Vittoria AKA 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Nobby Nic PerformanceAKA
Specified Weight 600 grams690 grams
Measured Weight 605 grams685 grams
Measured Width Carcass 54 mm (un-round)52 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 55 mm54 mm
Measured Height 54 mm (un-round)53 mm (un-round)
Measured Knob Height Center 3.2 mm2.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 5.0 mm3.5 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Not TestedMembers Only
Measured Casing Thickness Center Not Tested2.40 mm
All size measurements are taken at an air pressure of 35 psi / 2.4 bars on a 17.8 mm inner width rim.

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results
Model Nobby Nic PerformanceAKA
Spin Up Video No VideoNo Video
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
Members OnlyMembers Only
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
Members OnlyMembers Only
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
27.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00815
38.0 Watts
CRR: 0.01139
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
30.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00923
40.7 Watts
CRR: 0.01220
All numbers are for a single tire at a speed of 29 km/h / 18 mph and a load of 42.5 kg / 94 lbs.

Use the formula: RR (Watts) = CRR * speed (m/s) * load (N) to calculate rolling resistance at a given speed and load.

Puncture Resistance Test Results


Puncture Resistance Test Result (higher is better)
Model Nobby Nic PerformanceAKA
Puncture Resistance Tread 12 Points12 Points
Puncture Resistance Side Not TestedMembers Only

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Nobby Nic PerformanceAKA
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedNot Recommended
Rating 4 / 51 / 5
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  • Vittoria AKA
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Pro Members get 9-point radar charts
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