Interesting. I have beat mine hard since release on some of the trails notorious in my area and known as tire killers. Never even a hiccup. These trails have eaten many tires before these.2 plugs in two weeks. My conclusion is the rubber where there are no knobs is too thin. I live in upstate NY primitive trails, but rootier, wetter, softer, less sharp rocks. In 6 years here, I have never needed to plug a tire on my local trails.
I did cut a Vittora Morsa in a similar location, in the rubber with no knobs, bunny hopping onto a traffic island ringed with rocks. On a trip to Deer Valley, Utah, a Barzo on the rear required several plugs.
This is the Agarro Trail Graphene 2. I am wondering if their basic trail casing isn't strong enough on the exposed rubber between the knobs.
I really do like the tread pattern for a rear tire, the durometer of the rubber for varying conditions and rooty terrain, and the suppleness of the casing, but cannot recommend it from my limited experience compared to other rear tires on my terrain.
I am a sucker though, and am waiting on a Martello 2.3 for the front.
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