If you're looking for traction, this is your tire. This tire sticks like glue. As expected, does not roll as fast as one may like but provides a high level of confidence on descents and corners.
Switching from a fast-wearing Dissector, I immediately noticed far greater grip and stability on off-camber New England rocks and roots - and in Dagobah mud bogs, the thing throws mud like a paddle boat. Maybe a tad slower than a Dissector, but worth it for me.
14 tear at sidewall after 1 week of use so sealant wouldnt plug. With 29-30psi on mixed, local XC trails so cant recommend these over standard EXO casing. Maybe EXO is better for preventing top tears instead? DHR II tread pattern a winner for aggressive trail riding, as as rear on most every condition throughout the year though, with maybe exception to buffed hardpack. DHF or Assegai front with DHR II out back, you cant go wrong unless a lycra bandit I suppose
Good traction up and down, cornering, from dust to damp, clean trails to covered with leaves. These are not the cheapest tires but my search for the right tire is over