Rated 4 out of
Very satisfiedOverall, I'm very pleased with these tires. The tread is aggressive enough to grip and climb in loose dirt and gravel but still fast rolling enough to really get moving on dusty hardpack. The biggest downside is that washout resistance is average at best. Being in southern California, I don't often encounter mud so I can't comment there.
I have almost 500 miles on these tires and suffered only a couple of pinch flats (using lightweight tubes, no less) so puncture resistance has been satisfactory. This is especially true given the prevalence of cacti along my favorite trails.
Lately, I've noticed some wear on the side walls that I attribute to frequent runs through softball-sized river rocks. But, I have seen no signs that cause me to worry about premature failure from manufacturer defect.
I plan to run these tires until they're bald. Once they are, I'll strongly consider replacing them with new versions of the same.
Date published: 2013-06-12
Rated 1 out of
cheap tire1 ride is all took for this flimsy tire to fall apart. The tire wall completely burst after about 1 mile on trail.