I usually use Dunlops, but thought I would try this tire because it was on sale and I wanted to compare. I rode it in mud, sand, rock, gravel, and hardpack. This tire dug in great and I never felt my front end give way even in the tightest, sloppiest turns. The next test will be to see how long it lasts. I typically change my front tire every 10 to 15 good rides.