I've used these tyres for my Rocky Mountain Slayer for about 2 years in both standard and LUST flavours. I like the tyres and find they offer me good grip and speed throughout the year in all conditions. I have ridden them in Wales at CYB, Penmachno, Marin Trail with no complaints.
Went to 2.35 on the front, has a more chunky tread pattern, (fewer ramps, obviously less important to have low rolling resistance in a larger volume tyre) but stuck with 2.1 out back. I think they are lower volume than other brands of the same size, (2.35 way smaller than the on-one cheapy Michelin Dry 2.3) but my choice for all round riding.
2.1 Exceptions here front and back for the last year or so. I find them slightly small for a 2.1 . They work very well in Swinley's dry sandy soil. Front rails well if you keep it weighted, rear drifts predictably – light and roll fast too. I'm guessing they wouldn't cope well with mud/clay soil types.
I have a 2.1 one on the back and a high roller on the front and find its an excellent combo, long XC, sloppy winter night rides, dry trail centres. I've got some continentals on the bike now but find it a bit sketchy so might dig out the MAXXIS again
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