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!
Daily commuter in the rainy & gritty Pacific Northwest, and every time it's time for new tires, I go looking for a set that's going to be better than the last. These are the best I've found in 18 years of searching.
Great grip, even cornering fast on freshly rain-soaked streets, I'm more nervous than they are. They feel speedy, if that means anything, and the 28s certainly cushion some blows.
I ride through some industrial zones with bumpy RR-track crossings where the shoulders are usually littered with truck-bed debris screws, staples, scrap metal, etc. Flatted out plenty of times over the years, but so far with 1,000 miles or so on these, no flats at all. knocking on wood here.
Maybe not the lightest, but pretty darn light for the protection they offer. I much prefer these to the gatorskins, armadillo elites, & endurance tires I've used before.
While I had them, these were a great tire (the bike they were on was stolen so I only had a couple months of riding on them). They are great on gravel and roll really smoothly on pavement for a high volume gravel tire. They're not super light, but light enough for what they are designed for. I never had any punctures and they sealed up nice and reliably tubeless on Stan's rims. I'll get them again once I get my next gravel setup going.
This was an easy install as a tubeless tire. I've only ridden it a couple of times and it's a significant improvement on the dusty summer trails in Hood River. I ended up replacing both tires because they are working for me that well.