The description of this tire as being a sand tire almost had me picking another. I am glad I did not. They mounted by hand on Stans 52mm Hugos and bead seated with a mtb frame pump! I actually rode them without sealant for three days. Their cush is awesome. The supple cassings also wrap the chevron tread around every root and rock like sticky fingers. I ride them on a daily commute on a mix of road, gravel and singletrack for a minimum of 20 miles each way. More on weekends. They have 3 months of that wear and I would call them broken in nicely with at least 75% of their tread left. They do roll fast.