They came stock on my 2014 Trek fuel ex 7 29er.
The rear tyre worn out(1 mm knobs and I changed them out) after about 4 weeks of normal trail riding & commute. (I did not do any skidding)
the sticky and soft rubber gives good with the knob pattern gives good grip,but the durability is awful,unless you want to use it for races,but for everyday use,these tyres are not durable enough.
I upgraded to Bontrager SE4 Team Issue
they lasted the rest of the season + some more weeks.
With these tyres you actually need to follow the pressure recommendations.
- good grip
- Awful durability, I upgraded to Se team issue tyres,but currently(2016) run Maxxis High Roller 2,they have better grip, and don’t wear out as fast as the XR3 Expert.
- the tyre is squirm at lower pressures. So you can’t use lower pressure than 30 psi I’m somewhere between 170 and 180 Kg and I need to keep the pressure at 40 psi,30 psi still makes the a unstable steering.
- the grip is not as good as on Maxxis’s 3C Maxx Terra Compound.
Conclusion: NOT Recommended.
These tyres are waste of money.