These came on my new Giant Revolt. When I saw them my first thought was, ï¿½These wonï¿½t doï¿½ and I made a mental note that they would be the first change. Big surprise. The traction performance on hard pack is great, and Iï¿½m not saying they are the best choice for sand and mud, but if you accidentally find yourself in a low sandy patch or get pushed to a mud puddle, you will be surprised at the traction provided by those apparently insignificant nubs on the outside of the tread pattern.
I ride mostly hard pack sandy gravel and these are perfect. On tarmacï¿½ great! Quiet and easy to get to speed. If I intended to ride sand, chunky gravel or mud I would find a chunkier, slower tire. But for hard pack sandy gravel and mixed tarmac Iam really happy. Would do it again, on purpose even!
I have about 500 miles on them. Very little wear, no flats. Good tires.
Not very impressed with these tires. They seem to have little to no puncture protection and didn't last long. After installing the tires and about two hundred miles of mild conditions I started to suffer multiple flats from punctures. I don't have them set up for tubeless and after this experience I may not continue to use these tires. They handle well on the road fast and supple and work well on the trail, too bad they don't have adequate puncture protection.
I went thru 2 sets of the Maxxis Velocita which I really liked. But I found on some dirt single track that they were a little slippy in the turns, so I tried these tires. They retain the great performance of the Velocita on road and hard pack but give you some cornering confidence on softer surfaces. They aren't super aggressive so you still will feel the bike moving around a bit (which I like and is a good compromise for a fast roller on hard pack & pavement). Great tires!
I love the road feel of this tire, but it flats too easy and it seems to skid while breaking on hard surfaces easier than other tires I've used (scary - when your trying not to get hit by a car)