I use this tire in a 'dual sport' mode. Half my riding is heavy braking and bad lines that we coaches encounter while sweeping NICA student athletes. The other half is pounding singletrack. The EXO+ is very appreciated. I have many sidewall scuffs after half a season but no rips, stretches or weeping sealant. I run 19 lbs for a 185 lb rider on a FuelEx 9.7. the wide rims really hold the 2.6 wide tires with out rolling the tire on hard turns.
I use this tire as an all around trail and XC race tire. It's EXO sidewall protection is a must where I live due to the sharp rocks that litter our trails. The weight is not super light, but it is very respectable given the sidewall protection, which to this point has never let me down. The wear of the dual compound is much better than the 3C which seems to show signs of degradation within 3-4 rides. I love the looks of the tanwall as well.