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I had posted the weights in the other thread for info. Weight on the Light casing of my Steady with packaging, was high at 1020g, though advertised as 850g for the 29". Waaay off, and disappointing, as I wanted a tire at the weight advertised. I weighed it multiple times to be sure. The All Around I also bought, was at 995g, so right at spec. I haven't ridden much due to a battle with tendonitis, but I've put two rides on the Light version, running it on the back of my Ripley. The tire casing felt beefy mounting it up, as it should, with the weight it came in at. I'm most interested to test the durability of this casing, since it really isn't "light". Definitely felt like EXO+ level. Anyway, first ride on midwest dry pack about 3 weeks ago. The tire's weight could be felt over the 800g'ish Bonty XR4 I last had on back, and similar to the Nobby Nic and Forekaster I have ran previously. The Steady felt a little grippier overall, and locked up less under braking. Rolling resistance seemed good, but the weight difference is likely the culprit it felt more than the XR4. I went out the other day on some damp techy stuff and found it had respectable grip, considering the conditions. It did not spin out as easy over moist rocks and roots. I would hope the tri-compound of the all-around would be even better, so a positive start, but for the weight. More rides obviously needed to see how the casing holds up against cuts, which is how I've destroyed the other tires mentioned here. The problem then, is if I had gotten a true 850g tire, does the weight come out of the casing, and how would that hold up compared to what I have now. In hindsight, I guess I should have fire off an email to Delium, but just wasn't interested at the time.