I ran these for Landrun 2020 and they were an essential part of the kit that got me across the finish line. They cut through the Oklahoma mud, gripped well when I needed them too and didnt build up too much. Extremely happy that I ran those tires for the race and happy with the way theyve worked on non-muddy gravel roads
A fair amount of weeping on the sidewalls using Orange Seal but once totally sealed, the tires run very smooth and fast on pavement and dirtgravel. Coming from a 32mm filetread, these in 38 add a lot of comfort. So far only a few hundred miles, been very happy with these tire!
This tire is amazing, most confident inspiring, super fast on everything, hooks up in the corners, and yet brakes like it was made specifically for each one of those characteristics. Absolutely amazing! The center tread is a bunch of hexagons but they are at a slight angle, sorta like fish scales, fast rolling but the edges dig in and hook up when braking and cornering.
My first ride was around a lake on a 5 mile gravel trail with some ruts, they rode so plush I thought I needed some more air. They didn't, they just have a supple feel and I had been used to riding 125 psi road tires. I weigh about 200lbs and I put 35 psi in them and they felt awesome!
My second ride was again on real fine gravel, almost sand but packed. I realized I was riding like I still had my vredestein road tires on. These WTB Nano Race 700C tires are so nimble and fast and don't require a lot of psi to get the speed. The trail was a bit muddy in spots however I didn't notice too much mud on me or the bike, they must shed mud really well, which is good cause I don't like carrying mud around with me down the trail. I did try them out on-road and they behaved very much like a road tire, I was expecting a slightly spooky feeling in the turns but there was none at all. Very pleased with them. They are 38mm but they class them in the 40 range, which is okay because I was needing to be able to fit the clearance issues I have on my frame. So that worked out great! Also, they are made out of some of the stickiest rubber I have ever felt. I am amazed with the quality of these tires and I'll get some more when and if they wear out. And lastly, these aren't your Farmer Johns from yesteryear, that's why they are called NANO!