The riddlers were easy to install and setup tubless. No issues getting them fitted or aired up. The sidewalls did weep quite a bit of sealant before they eventually sealed up. Took a few days of shaking them up and adding air. After the first ride they were good to go, no more air loss. Great grip off road while not being a total anchor on pavement. Definitely biased towards dirt though. Taken these on some pretty rough singletrack alond with some pretty chunky hravel and theyve held up well. I would recommend for anyone whos more than 50% off pavement.
I bought the 700x 34 with tan sidewalls, which look AMAZING. They were a pain to install on the rim. I had to use soap and water to seat them properly and had to inflate past 60 PSI to pop them into place. Once installed, man are these tires awesome!! I bought these tires to ride on bad roads and light gravel & dirt. The smooth interior allows for speed and outer knobs offer extra confidence - exactly what WTB intended. I do not feel any slower on tarmac than I did on the 30mm Schwalbe tires that I replaced. Only criticism is the price, a little pricey. Will shall see how they wear over time.
The tread pattern and width of these tires bring a kind of mountain bike feel to my gravel/cross bike. The tread is identical to the WTB Nano MTB tire, and they're fat enough to really notice the extra grip vs a cyclocross tire. They're a little aggressive for carving on paved road segments, but I'm more confident hitting gravel descents with these than the file tread WTB Riddlers. I set these up on WTB tubeless rims using Stan's valve stems and rim tape, and Orange Seal sealant. Both tires were easy to mount and seat. One tire sealed up in the first few minutes, but the other needed a few rides to distribute the sealant before it would hold air overnightï¿½ the sidewalls seem to be quite porous. So far I have not had any punctures, that I know of.
Since my friends and I bought gravel bikes, we have been taking them on the Marin County mountain bike trails in Northern California. If you know the terrain, you know it is steep, dry and loose. These tires have not let me down at all. I can climb as well as on my mtb bike, and although descending requires less bombing and more thoughtful lines, these tires hold their line very well. Looking forward to riding them in the Belgian Waffle Ride in San Diego next month.