It rides smooth on pavement and well on dirt. It takes considerably less effort to pedal compared to the flat surface road tires I had.
Pulled my Dad's old Raleigh out of the garage last month. Tires looked like they had leprosy they were so dry-rotted, bummer. Luckily these replacements were cheap and easy from Western Bikeworks. Now I have a working town bike to go get that growler refilled. The black sidewalls are nice, stay looking clean. Pro tip if you are fixing up an old bike like I was, just go ahead and replace the tubes AND the rubber rim-strips (covers the spoke heads) cuz they are going to be rotten too when you get in there.
I got these for the Oregon Outback. Kept them on after, they work for most conditions, probably not mud though I haven't tried. I have 700x40s running very low tire pressure off road with good results. How low? Your on your own there, buddy. Depends on a lot of variables. In my dreams this tire would be available in 29!