October 14, 2017
Can be hard to mount
Pretty sticky in tacky stuff
These have been my go to tire for years. First bought them during a MTB trip in Arkansas years ago when the sharp shale kinda rock there shredded the IRC's I had at the time. From time to time, I've tried something different, but always come back to them. Most recently, tried WTB Velociraptors to see of there's anything new with them. Not really. Still a great tire, but they aren't Nevegals.
The Nevegals are tough, solid, and confidence inspiring. My usual rides include hard and soft pack, roots, rocks, both stationary and loose (big enough to ding the chain ring), with short steep technical climbs. Also have plenty of fast flowing trails. Good cornering, excellent climbing, good bump control.
My setup is 26x2.1 rear and 26x2.35 front. Great combo, for me anyway.
The only down side for me is riding tacky stuff. Nevegals seem to really stick in it... the knobs dig. But, I usually avoid tacky, and never ride mud, so can't comment there.