first impression before riding is wow, there is alot of studs on this tire. they are made well and really smell like a tire shop. the casing is of medium thickness and the top is a bit thicker. the knobbys are stout, stiff and burly. the studs are firmly implanted and non were missing. by the way these tires are as heavy as downhill tires. they are close to my endomorphs on my pugsley. i didn't expect that much weight.
so lets go ride them....
the writing is a bit off, who cares cept for them. small note here. i usually ride a 2.4 in front and a large 2.2 in back. these look small to me and floatation will be down. i am hoping that in the ice and hardpack that bite will be up.
right tire for the right job is what i say.
all in all i really liked the tires and the grip was better than expected, even uphill. i am told that the wear is fabulous and the studs stay put. the weight is another story. i did feel a bit heavy in the wheel. felt more like the endos. good rolling momentum when riding slow though. a 29er is like that anyways so its a trade off.
now get out in the snow and have some fun!!!