I haven't ridden it yet. It feels very comparable to the EXO+ DHR 2 that it is meant to replace. I held both in my hands yesterday and rubbed the casing between my index and thumb [stick that in your no context thread and smoke it!!!], and they were very similar. I liked my EXO+ tires, but felt 120tpi is too supple and delicate. This one has same construction but 60tpi. I'm hoping it proves to be more durable than EXO+ with an insert on it - despite having an insert.How heavy/stiff is that tire? I like the blkdmnd casing but it is very stiff - so stiff that it makes the tire feel inflated more than it is, which can lead to pinch flats (ask me how I know).
I know exactly what you mean about the stiffer casing. I rode a WTB Trail Boss with the Tough casing (2 ply - 60tpi), and it was too vague. I couldn't tell what the back tire was doing, or how much air was in it. Dented a new rim on the second ride.
I'm hoping single 60tpi with additional protection and an insert proves to be the goldilocks combination. 120tpi too supple, 2x60tpi too rigid, 60tpi with extra protection just right!)