Nice riding tire that is brutally hard to install the first time and flattens if you as much see a piece of glass on the road. I managed to get 7 puncture flats on a recent 300k brevet on these tires in the rain, and had to borrow a Vittoria Hyper Randonneur in order to make it back home. Pretty irritating, but between flats, the tire rolled nicely. Not sure why they don't put a little bit of protection in this tire, or perhaps that takes away from the road feel. Changing flats is not all that fun tho, so think I still to the Vredesteins, Gatorskins or Michi Pro 4 Enduros from now on.