Light, Grippy, and Predictable
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have to say I am really happy with this tire. I had ridden WTB's in the past and felt they were soft, and tended to have sidewall roll and let go in corners. I have been running this tire on the front of my Diamondback Mission with Renyolds R27.5 AM wheels. I have found it more confidence inspiring than the Kenda Nevegals that came off of it, during hard cornering. It seems to grip well in a variety of conditions, and what little mud I have ridden though it sheds it well. Tubeless set up was a breeze and I have been running it at about 22psi with no burps or complaints. I like that the tire does not have obnoxious writing on the sidewalls (MAXXIS!!!!), and I have been puncture free. I was concerned about the lighter casing, but this has held up great moving quickly on a lot of sharp rocks. Make no mistake, despite what they say this is not a low rolling resistance tire. It is louder on the road than any tire I have heard before :) I will keep using this on my front wheel when it is time to replace it.