The Good: Predictable
The Bad: Not the fastest rolling
Packs up in sticky mud
The DHF has been my go-to front tire on my trail bike (2.35 single ply) and I've used it extensively as both front/rear on my DH bike (2.5 3C). To me the most important part of a tire is predictability--and that predictability is why I keep running the DHF year after year. It may be that there are tires more suited to a particular condition, that are lighter or roll better. However, I don't change tires based on conditions except to switch to spikes when things are really muddy. For me, the DHF works well enough in any condition, although I'd say its at its best in mixed loose over hardpack (what I ride most). It isn't the greatest in thick sticky mud as it's not as open as some designs and will pack up, but even here I know what it's going to do and can make it work. As a rear tire I find it drifts (you guessed it) predictably. I usually run 25-30 PSI for DH and I can't remember the last time I got a flat. Bottom line, it's a super solid tire that is good to great at nearly everything. Well worth checking out if, by some crazy chance, you haven't yet.