I had to get a new tire, and this was definitely the way to go! I live in Arizona and I ride a lot of desert on my CRF250x and originally I didn't know that they made a "desert" tire, but anyways I bought this one, It was easy to install, and it hooked up super well. As stated above, I do a lot of desert riding, and the ground is really hard and rocky; and even with all of this I have still gotten about 300 miles out of it and have like 45-50% tread left. SUPER IMPRESSED, Maxxis has done it again!!!!