Late last year, I scored some wheels with Tufo Flexus Cubus tires glued and ready to roll. Finally got to put them through the paces yesterday on some hard pack, loose dirt, wet grass - just about everything except serious mud.
Anybody have some insight as to what I might expect in terms of how tires with small block tread patterns tend to shed mud? Having never ridden small block tire before, I'm skeptical - the aggressive tread looks like it will bite, but i can see it getting clogged pretty quickly.
FWIW, my initial impressions of this tire are very good - not as supple as other tubulars i've ridden, but these Tufos *HOOK UP* where some of the others would have left me with some nice grass stains and bloody knees. and they roll on better on the hardpack than I thought they would - not file tread fast, but not draggy either. I wasn't looking to change my tires, but the Flexus Cubus might get the call-up as the all-around-tire this year.
thanks for the responses.
i never paid much attention to Tufo's offerings (they don't seem to get much love in general), but did another shakedown ride today and continue to be impressed. i think i could get used to the slightly stiffer casing and not dealing with peeling tread/fragile sidewalls. they'll be put to a "real" test soon enough . ..