I use these tires on my mountain bike when I do gravel events. They ride smooth and do great on hard pack and light gravel. No slippage on steep hard pan light gravel roads. Very smooth on paved roads.
27.5 tires are hard to find if you have needs outside of dirt, especially if you want to go tubeless. The MaxShield branding reeled me in, and I'm sad to say that I'm disappointed with my purchase. I've purchased a total of 4 of these. The first 2, front and back, I thought would last me a lifetime a la Marathon Plus or similarly puncture-resistant tires. Sadly, I caught a flat in the rear about a month into what I thought would be a longer relationship with the tires.
That was about 2 weeks ago, so I bought 2 more expecting maybe one more freak puncture. To my dismay, I caught another flat yesterday that has me really kicking myself for trusting this brand.
If you want puncture-resistance, go with a tire that actually has some substance between the outer and inner layers. Schwalbe tires have a distinct hard rubber layer that resists punctures of any kind, but also requires such a puncture to be longer than a quarter inch. You'd need to hit the perfect nail or (as I have) catch an unlucky staple or something in the sidewall.
These tires aren't what they say they are. To their credit, they're comfortable to ride. I can't keep stopping and walking to the bus though, so now I have to switch.
Fun tire for all around fun. I used these tires before but not the 2.0's. I thought this would be a no brainer and look cool and fun for E-bike (FLX Roadster). After first flat on front, the tire did not want to seat straight on my rim. I tried all the tricks to seat the tire evenly around the rim and no luck. Maybe these tires might be better suited for a gravel bike with wider rims (mine were 25mm). Bike Tires D gave me a smoking deal, but not happy for what I needed them for. Hopefully I will be able to return the tire?
Bought a pair of the Maxxis Re-fuse to mount up on an old set of wheels. Then onto my SC 5010 v2 and over to the concrete pumptrack. Tons of grip from center to sidewall. These tires add another use to my one bike quiver. Super stoked on the setup for the pumptrack