I bought these tires in green because they look good with my tan frame. Really though, the color is the least important thing about these tires. I use them on a gravel bike that I occasionally also use to commute. They have been durable so far (I've got several hundred miles so far) with no signs of wear. Good traction on gravel and hardpack dirt. The pattern works well on roads with the reduced height knobs in the center of the tire. Much quieter than the WTB tires they replaced. Not too heavy. The gumwall looks pretty sharp too. Not the lightest gravel tire, but not the heaviest either. I would buy these again.