Posted by: UFO
That's the 27.5 x 2.85 Canis. On a hardtail with 27.5+ rear, I like tire patterns with more smaller knobs placed closer together to help with rolling resistance and I find it gives better traction. I've tried a 2.8 dhf/dhr and they are ok, but they are slow and the taller more aggressive knobs don't offer any better traction for me
I've been running the Aquila and the Ibex. I was worried the compound would be too hard as they are a 55a/65a but they seem pretty soft. the centre knobs are pretty similar to a max terra and side knobs seem to be more like a maxx grip.
I found the Aquila has a bit of a gap between the centre and side knobs and once you learn to trust the side knobs will grab, you can lay the bike down. The transition between centre and side knobs was a bit nerve wracking at first but now that I trust the tire more, it is pretty awesome. The Ibex is lighter with wider spaced knobs and I liked it a lot right from the first minute.
I can't believe I got them for under $30! What a steal. Glad some others are finding them to be as good as I have.