Switched to a pair of Rekons after 2 seasons on minions. I immediately noticed the speed boost. I loved the DHF and Minion pair but it dragged a bit on hard pack. I knew Iï¿½d be giving up some traction but seemed to have hit a limit on Strava times. Put these on and was hitting a few PRs for the summer. Definitely could not be as aggressive as I was, especially on tight non bermed corners. No surprise I suppose. Makes me wonder if there is something between Rekon and DHF for the front tire. For now Iï¿½ll enjoy these until itï¿½s time to replace.
Light weight ish
Went with the 2.6 WT to help float through the dry Michigan summer.
I have these on front and back of my carbon gravel bike after the stock tires both got holes that would not hold a plug-even the oversized mushroom head type of plug. These tires are great rollers and have good traction even on singletrack and gravel downhills. The only trouble I have is that they loose pressure rather quickly. I have pumped them up to 50psi and had them deflate to 40 psi in @2 hours...I read another review where a guy has this problem and turns out there were holes in his sidewalls, so I checked with soapy water, but no sign of holes, so...? I know there is plenty of sealant, too...
I've run with some Nobby Nic tires for a few years and heard raving reviews about these tires. After a buddy of mine let me test them out on his bike, I had to try them for myself. It's a bit late in the season this year but I've taken them through some mud, snow, and the loose dry stuff and it's been night and day difference. The tires are grippy around the corners and just stick to the terrain you put them through. Bike Tires direct has a great price on the tires so I had no qualms ordering from here either.
Overall I'm very pleased with these tires. I bought a set principally as a better hard pack tire for riding in the super dry conditions we've had here in the Northeast this Summer 2020 with the ongoing drought, because I was finding my go-to tires, Maxxis Minions were getting to skittish, especially in cornering and berms.
These tires are a definite improvement over Minions on hard pack, and still perform well in other mixed conditions like loose-over-hard sand, moderate loose and in moderate wet rooty and rocky conditions. They set up easily tubeless and hold up well in aggressive riding. They're very confident in laying over and also on navigating technical rock gardens and rooty descents.
They are also showing very little wear, despite having over 500 miles on them.
If these tires fall short in any way, they are showing a bit of weakness in Fall conditions here, where the loose-over-hard is leaves and pine needles on the hard pack - so they do skid as a rear tire on technical ascents when you have to drive a lot of power, because the center tread doesn't bite through to the hard pack well enough. I'll probably switch back to my Minions for the next couple of months until the snow flies.
Definitely recommend these tires though.