Cushion, grip, speed.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I'm 65 and 165 lbs. I had been running the 2.6 Rocket Rons in a SS, Pacestar, TE and really loved the tire. Still do, but these set the bar just a little higher. I got one tire and mounted it on the back of a Yeti SB5 version 1 on an Ibis 742 wheel, inner width 35mm. I'm running it at 16psi (that's not a misprint, and it's what I ran the Pacestar at as well) and after mounting, immediately got 2 new PR's on my next two rides. For those of you familiar with the Wasatch back, the first PR was on Sweeny's-John's (rocky, rooty climb, about 40 minutes) and the second was on a 45 minute segment of Flying Dog (smooth hardpack). The Addix material on the RoRo replaces the Pacestar, I believe. On these rims, at this pressure, they measure 2.59.
The blue stripe goes away after a hundred miles or so.
Are you still loving this tire? I had some in 29" pacestar flavor and was a big fan, but the durability left a little to be desired.