I love this tire. I have almost 500 miles on mine, racing a 08 ktm 200 xcw and the traction for technical rock climbing, waterfalls, ledges, and rock gardens is great. i like the way i can drive over over baby head boulders without unsettling the bike. it even works fine in deep sand washes. i just did an 82 mile race in nipton and 60 miles was whooped out sand washes and it did great. on the fireroads, i have hit 75 mph without any problems. this tire has lost a few knobs but otherwise looks like it has another 500 miles to go.