I've been looking for some time for the most reliable all-weather, year-round commuting tire and I've liked these well enough to buy a replacement pair. Haven't put the replacements on the bike yet, actually, as the old Maxxis Re-fuse tires on there just refuse to die. I've had one flat in the 5,000 some-odd miles I've got on them, and that was a beastly mega-staple I don't think anything could have stopped. I had not had such good luck nor long life with other similar tires I've tried: Contintental Gatorskins, Specialized Armadillo Elites, Panaracer Gravel Kings...
The Re-fuses are reasonably lightweight for what you get, give a supple ride and stick really well to the pavement, wet or dry. I ride the 28s and for me that's the perfect balance between comfort and speed. My commute in rainy (and gritty) Portland, OR takes me over some ridiculously bumpy railroad tracks in an industrial zone, where everything not strapped down in the back of the work trucks ends up in the bike lane--and yet, as I noted above: only one flat in 5,000-plus miles, almost a year and a half now.
Reviewing the 700x40 tire on a 23mm (internal) rim. Fast rolling general purpose tire that can be used on everything from gravel to pavement. Only condition to avoid is mud. The silkscreen version is highly flat resistant. The EXO version is more susceptible to flatting (even with Stans sealant, did get a piece of glass go thru tread and flat). If your daily rides includes lots of glass/debris, pick the silkscreen version. If you are mostly off-road and/or not riding thru urban areas with glass, the EXO rides a bit nicer (and is lighter).
I was very impressed with the looks and tread pattern of this tire. Upgraded from the tires that came with my fat tire ebike, and what a difference in performance. These tires really grip the trail and hold excellent when carving corners. Feels like a whole new bike! Defintely putting this tire on my other ebike. A bit expensive although moderately priced compared to other tires of the same caliber. Well worth the price though - I highly recommend!
I mounted the tires to my geared big tire BMX bike that I ride wooded trails on.
I finally took the bike and tires out for their maiden trail ride. The trail was extremely muddy and covered by leaves, far from my ideal conditions which made me cautious when leaning the bike over into turns. But to my surprise the tires offered impressive traction when accelerating, braking and turning. I can't wait to see what these tires are capable of next spring and summer when the trails are dry, uncovered and fast.
Mounting of the tires was super easy too, no issues with the bead being too tight or too loose.