How is the puncture resistance, to thorns for example? I find that for many lighter tires I run on my G26er, I have to add a tire liner to prevent punctures. This is especially true since I also run close to max psi.
I can’t recall ever having a puncture with this tyre, but it’s a matter of where I ride it and how often (or seldom). I’ve had punctures on most of my unis over the years because I tend to ride woodland and field boundaries where there are thorns and briars.
I wouldn’t use the Holy Rolelr tyre for “serious” muni, but it’s a good general purpose and cross country tyre and transformed a rather flat footed Pashley Muni into a fun ride.
Thanks for the info Mike. Been riding mainly XC on my G26er, which includes some road riding. Have had excellent results with the Maxxis Ardent 26 x 2.25 folding tire, but the casing is so thin that I have to add a tuffy tire liner and even that doesn’t always stop thorns. Recently got the Forte “Tsali” 26x 2.0 from Performance bike. Only $13.99 on sale. So far it’s been an amazing tire with super low RR, cambered sections of road and trail have almost zero effect using this tire, and while it’s a bit heavier casing, it’s still susceptible to punctures without an added liner. I was noticing that the Kenda K rad is fairly similar to the Holy roller, and also is available in a 26 x 2.5 folding version.
You might need to get an answer from someone with the same kind of geography and climate. When I lived in Los Angeles I got lots of flats from thorns. (“goatheads”) Since moving back to the east, nada. Sticky prickly things seem to particularly be a part of that “chaparral biome” much more than in rainy leafy places.