I won’t repeat everything other reviews mention, but here is my experience with the tyres. So far this is my favorite summer, dry tyre.
I have used I have been using these for years, and worn out several of these tyres.
The narrower spacing and sloped knobs make this tyre roll well no matter the surface.
The good spacing on the side knobs keeps it grip well in corners, on gravel,dusty, dirt, works great, great tyre for midsummer riding,when you don’t need the sharper knobs and wider spacing to grab on to roots and ride clear mud, but this tyre can handle some mud.
The tyre grips well in corners, good transition from the middle when going straight to turning, good on loose surface, gravel dirt, fast rolling, even on asphalt, unlike Shorty which will have significantly more drag, and be slower to ride, great grip in the dry and hard packed but decent in some mud too, but it’s won’t let you climb on steep terrain with wet roots, the spacing is not wide enough, the knobs are not sharp and tall enough.
For some reason some of the tyres came this thing.
So this means you have to watch out for the bead, if you see wear in the bead replace the tyre immediately.
Just as an experiment I tried to install a tyre with with worn out bead, which as I suspected it exploded, but here is the proof, don’t install tyres with the nylon showing from the bead. the bead was ruined after 40psi, it exploded