Traction for miles! These tires are predictable in almost all situations. In muddy condition they have all the traction that could be asked for and clean out once you get the speed is above a crawl. Loam trails are that most fun with traction that could be considered overkill, you'll be leaving dirt bike sized corner ruts with these, and breaking results in quick predictable stops. Sand traction is also really good.
All of this traction can result in a bit of rolling resistance on all mountain efforts, it becomes noticeable on long sustained flats and uphills. Large damp or wet rocks provide difficult riding at slower speeds I have the hardest compound tires. on hard pack high speed trails there is a sort of floating or drifting feel but I mean high speeds like in the 30+mph range, and even with this feel the drifting is predicable and iv never lost control.Overall Review: I really have a blast riding with these tires they feel like dirt bike tires and inspire a lot of confidence going into corners. They are some of the best tires I have used for new England style trails that are either loam, mud or sand andvery rarely hard packed. The only characteristic of these tires I don't like is the slow speed traction on rocks the massive treads just get unpredictable. This isn't enough to make me change tires because at high speed your normally jumping rocks and flying into corners where this tires shines and at slow speeds a kick out over rocks isn't catastrophic. I would highly recommend these tires for Read More »
light weight, smooth rolling, low maintenance hubs
proprietary rims, difficult to find spokes, soft rimsOverall Review: This review is for the previous generation havoc wheel set with a 135mm rear wheel. The Havoc wheel set should be used for trail, all mountain or smooth bike park riding. I have been happy with the performance of these wheels when used for these intended purposes. These wheels roll very fast and smooth especailly when set up ghetto tubeless (Maxxis Minion DHF EXO sealed up just fine). The problem is that it's way too tempting to run them for DH and that's where durability of the rim becomes an issue. I have replaced a pair of rims riding DH. On the other hand, the hubs have been flawless after hundreds and hundreds of miles of aggressive trail/jump line riding . Bottom line: If you find these wheels on the internet at blow out prices, get them for an all mountain bike. It's worth it.
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