The Contact Sports that came on my bike are fine tires on pavement, but much of my riding is on unpaved surfaces. These tires are just what I needed. I now have traction and cornering stability and (surprisingly) they are faster on pavement.
Really happy with these. Riding the 700x35s on my commuter on city streets. Solid feeling over cracks in the street and a nice tread mark. Easy install, no issues after a month of using them.