The Good: Fast rolling, hard wearing, comes TR and LUST
The Bad: Descending and braking traction at 35psi plus, would prefer a bit more volume and a tad more width
I bought this tire because I need to ride road and climb before I can open up and have real fun and descend.I teamed this up with a Maxxis Minion single ply 2.35 EXO on the front because they are both ERTO 52. It went on easy on my TR rim tubeless with a floor pump first try, no soap, removing the valve or Stans on the sidewall.
The Monorail climbs really well. The only fault I found was braking traction especially on loose over, that is if you stick to the recommended 35psi or more. However if you drop the pressure to 25-30 range there is much more bite. I'd certainly consider buying again although I probably try something else as I love experimenting with tires.
I'd never dream of putting it on the front for anything other than XC, but on the back it helps you fly along the road and turns my trail/AM rig that can keep up with XC bikes. Purely off road I would prefer something with more bite, however for a road/trail mix this is certainly a top performer.