2.3 Hutchinson Scorpion Gold Elite
There's been minimal chatter about this tire, but it seemed like a good fit for my east coast "aggressive XC" riding style so I gave it a shot.
Been on 3 rides (20 miles of single track) with it so far, and I've been extremely pleased. corners better, and has less rolling resistance, and much greater volume when compared to Mibro 2.25 and 2.1 FireXC that I've put many miles on.
I'll admit that the 3 times I've taken it out, it has been ideal conditions for riding, dry but not dusty, so I can't comment on how it handles mud, or loose dirt.
Has anyone actually had a bad experience with this tire? It's the only tire that I've actually felt the need to suggest to people.