First off, I have issue 3 right in front of me so I have Andrew's take on several clinchers. But as a relative newbie to cross, I'm curious which clincher people like best for the New England/Midatlantic courses. Thanks!
Hmmm, Andrew's review says the Ralph is similar to the old Michelin Mud 2. I actuall have a set of the green Muds. Maybe I should just run those? I'd always thought they were just for muddy courses though (I am so literal).
I've ridden with someone on the road who was riding those green muds. He was bombing down the road hitting the curves just as hard as we were with road tires. Afterwards, he said they rode on the pavement a lot better than he expected. Of course, they were inflated high, but I was impressed!
I haven't ridden it. The important thing is to look at how big the casing is compared to say a Michelin Mud. The tread doesn't look that great. Too many blocks to be a fast tire and spaced really closely so I don't think it would make a great mud tire. Let us know if you do end up riding them.