I ride gravel trails with the grand kids and occasionally commute on debris laden deteriorating city streets with inattentive drivers. Good side wall protection is a must and thus have avoided many opportunities for punctures. Adjust the air pressure to the terrain 40 - 55 lbs. and ride with confidence. I have not made a direct comparison with comparable Compass tires but I think they are close in speed and comfort - on sale well worth the price. Had been using 32 mm Gatorskins and these are better for all weather traction, comfort and speed. The black edition actually improves the appearance of my beater VO campeur. To sum up, A tire that does its job very well.
Used on a street trials bike for multi surfaces. Has mostly been street yet it is an off road tire primarily for trails in all conditions. Have ridden skate parks, bmx track, logs, stones, jumps, and rails. Going tubeless this week and can't wait to continue the ride. My best surprise was black Friday after thanksgiving during a rainy wet rock ride. The tires stuck and hydraulic brakes helped but the surface was slippery. The tire has met all expectations with only a month in from weather, drifting soil, and street trails. They rule. I expect to repeat and grab the Race Kings.
Replaced Gatorskins with Four Seasons. My Vigorelli came with 25mm slicks, upgraded to the 28mm Gatorskins. Ran the Gatorskins for 5600 miles. Bought 28mm Four Seasons, but the rear tire was too large for the rear brake housing on Shimano 105s. Western Bike Works exchanged them for 25mm. Pumped up to 100 psi, the tire width is 26.51mm, measured with electronic caliper. Perfect tire for how I ride. Love them. My training rides are 40 miles, over Houston streets, then concrete bike lanes along the bayous. Club rides 30 - 50 miles long.
I bought the Continental 1.752.5 MTB 26 tubes with the Presta valves to install with my Michelin Country Rock 26 1.75 tires that I bought at WesternBikeWorks. I store my bike in my home, but I haven't had to add air in the tires for 3 weeks and the pressure is still the same. With my old tubes, I had to add air weekly. These tubes have exceeded my expectations. Will buy again!