Great tire for all mountain riding
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I purchased this tire because I wanted something a little faster rolling than the DHRII, but without compromising too much grip. The tire corners very well and the transition to the side knobs is very smooth and predictable. It rolls noticeably faster than the DHRII. Braking traction is a little less, but not a problem. I have lost some grip when climbing over ledges and slippery roots, but I'll sacrifice that for something that rolls faster everywhere else. Haven't ridden it very fast in muddy conditions, but it seems to do very well in dry and tacky conditions.