Installed a new set of the Maxxis Desert ITs for a 1000 mile trip in Baja. I wanted a tire that would last and had high hopes for this one, based on reviews. After 200 miles (max speeds around 60-65mph), I was missing two center lugs, torn off right down to the case. A third lug went shortly after. Had to finish the trip on a well-used Dunlop I was able to find in a small town, where I left the Maxxis rear (we did not have a support vehicle to carry it). Out of 5 riders on nearly identical KTM 525s and 450s, 3 were running Maxxis Desert IT or regular IT, and EVERY Maxxis rider ended up missing 3 or more lugs on the rear tires. The 2 riders on Bridgestone and Michelin had NO problems, and I had NO problems with my used Dunlop. I contacted Maxxis and they let me know the tire would need to be returned to the retailer to see if it would be covered under warranty. Obviously, I can’t accommodate that requirement, so I’m left to share my story with other riders, and hopefully keep them from a similar experience. Because the same problem happened on two different Maxxis models and three different tires , I will never buy another Maxxis tire. Photo is rear after 200 miles, missing 2 lugs. The front tire was fine.