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Fast and smooth, but still not sure about the durability.
Installed 32mm version for minimally loaded touring duty on a 2010 Specialized Tricross. Smooths out chip seal and rough roads (90 psi). Computer shows them to be just as fast as standard road tires.
As for durability, I'm concerned. On their first practice tour (fall in western PA), 60 miles in (all paved roads), I ended up with a cut near the treadsidewall junction on the rear tire. Patched inside of tire with a small square of HD tape, and have put on another 200 miles in that state.
i intend to tour the Great Allegheny Passage come spring, and I'm hoping this incident was just an anomaly. Maybe I can get in enough miles to be confident by then, but still unsure for now.
As for the install, they were tight, but nothing too difficult (like the road tubeless tires I've been destroying my thumbs on the past 5 years). I would say they feel just as smooth (at 90 psi) as a 28mm tubeless tire (at 85psi).
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