Bought this tire to use at the fall ride at Loretta Lynn's Ranch. This tire provided great traction in the rocky terrain and hard pack. My bike would wheelie before it would spin the tire. I wish this tire was available years ago. I rode other bikes there with conventional knobbys and they would slip around and deflect on loose rocky hills, not the Equilibrium. Great tire!!
This tire was tested at 4.5psi with Tubliss System. Ride is smooth with no rim hits. Traction is near Trials level. There is no snap break away like with a Trials tire. Grip is very linear even as the tire starts to slip. Drag Strip Starts - Tire grip is there in all soils but mud, my job is to keep the front wheel down. It is very predictable to keep hooked up. I found it very stable when tested to 45-50mph at low pressure. Deflection off rocks & roots is very minimal. I am pleased with it and will likely keep it as my tire of choice.
This tire is ONLY recommended if you ride hooked up. It is great for gnarly East Coast single track. It is NOT a roost tire. Foot print is not as light as a Trials tire, but way better than knobby ripping the ground.