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.
The Velocita is a great choice for light gravel and road use. It was easy to set up tubeless and relatively worry free. I did pick up a piece of glass that got some sealant seepage (Stans), but it sealed quickly and I only had to add a bit of air.
If you are looking for a relatively light, worry free and fast rolling tire this is a good choice. Downside, it does wear pretty quick. I got about 3000 miles out of the rear (front will likely get another 1000 miles).
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.