Grippy but slow
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I bought these for winter riding in the Northeast US. They were the top rated winter tire in a review I read. They are grippy and confidence building on a wet road day. I didn't get any flats but didn't ride them that far. My problem is that I noticed I was 1-2 mph slower on these tires than I am on my Conti 5000s. When riding up hills I found myself in a lower gear than usual. On group rides where I was usually in the front of the lead group, I was now 1/4 mile behind. Unacceptable. I'm returning them which is a great reason to buy tires from Competitive Cyclist.