January 11, 2014
All weather grip
I bought one of these the night before a race when I had realized that my front tire was torn. For the race I just tubed it and aired it and went. The race conditions were wet and rooty and rocky and this tire stuck! After the race I bought one for the back and aired them both up tubeless! I only paid $19.99 each at Walmart back in July (5 months ago) and I've been riding them ever since. Last week I raced the Snake Creek Gap 34 miler and they were awesome as always and they just keep going. I can't believe I used to pay $60-$75 for a tire. Sure, these are a little heavier and they don't have the sex appeal of a Racing Ralph EVO, but with this kind of performance and durability, who cares.
I have tried a lot of tires and brands and see no reason to go back to them.
If you like a big block tread, try these out. You won't be disappointed.
UPDATE: It's been a year now and it's time to replace. I can't find anyone stocking them now but both Academy Sports and Walmart offer them online for about $23 each. I still love these tires and have not flatted or torn them yet even after my own 2 trips to the hospital.