I use this DHR II 2.3 29 as a front tire on my aggressive trail bike. I have the Rekon 2.25 and Ikon 2.35 for the rear. Excellent setup, the fast rear tire lets you get up to speed, but more importantly the front DHR II helps with braking at high speed.
Really great, grippy tires. DHF and DHR both. Not the greatest rolling, but what downhill tire is? On about my 10th set of these. I just wish they would be less expensive ($75tire is what you can pay for some car tires, with 10x the amount of rubber, steel and nylon!). But it's still my only tire of choice for my Yeti SB5.5 29er running tubeless. Cheers!
I do like the grip, but the rear tire tore right at the sidewall bead after only a few rides :-( I tried adding a tube patch on the inside, but no luck. The 1/4-3/8" rip was too big for sealant to plug. Granted the hard rock trails here are pretty tough on sidewalls and rims, could have been just bad luck.