I am your weight. I found that although I like the smooth ride quality at low PSI where I occasionally bottom against the rim, low PSI makes them wash out in corners, knobs squirm on off camber rocks, etc.washedup said:Living in the mid-atlantic and having a healthy appetite for the jaged, chucky rocks native to the area, I loved the beefy casing. Its rare that I get more than a month out of a tire here. Weight is not an issue if I have confidence that I am not going end up with a gaper and this tire instilled that kind of confidence. Many of the trails I ride are slow, extremely technical, with lots of trials type moves to make so I run low pressure. I think of my tires as I do suspension. If I bottom out between 1 and 5 times on a ride, I am at the right pressure. Props to Bonty for making a tire with a casing worthy of riding in this area. On that note, there are some other tires that have recently come availible with beefy casings that I have yet to give a spin.
On the downside, the tread compound seems hard and the side knobs unsupported which leaves them prone to giving out if I am on an off-camber rock or pushing hard into a turn. I find that while I have confidence that I will not slice this tire, I have absolutely no confidence in the tread compound or ability to corner. In my opinion, the worthless tread about evens out stellar casing. As a front, the tire does roll fast, but would be skeptical as to its ability to hook up as a rear. I weigh in at 145lbs and tried this tire for about a month at pressures between 12 and 18 lbs on a Flow front.
Pump it firm and it corners great, whether you lean it a lot or a little. Big difference. But I ride in dry rocky and sometimes loose conditions mostly.
For low PSI to perform well with trials type hoping on sharp rocks, etc., a two ply sidewall is the way so maybe this is not the tire for you.
Its not as heavy as others have indicated. I have the tubeless Team issue which is 880g