Not for the South West
i rode this on the rear thinking i was smart by saving a couple hundred grams on my rig and cutting down rotational weight when pedaling, then i shredded the sidewall. this probably works great in places like the midwest. it had good grip and acceleration, it just could not stand up to the sharp rock out here.
i would suggest getting it with snakeskin sidewall, but it doens't come in 2.35. best bet for aggressive riding is to suck it up, and add a little weight with some hans dampfs.