Ok, here is what's amazing.
I am on a cross country tour with loaded road bicycle that has 27 inch wheels. First tires used were IRC hp90. Those tires wore out to the treads in only 650 miles!
The a Wal Mart tire was purchased. 27 inch size, that's made in China and costs $5.96 in most Wal Marts in States, and $7+ in Canada.
This tire was used on the front wheel and here is how it looks after 1250 miles. (Not even half way yet! )
It had 2 flats, has been used mostly on asphalt but also on gravel and dust roads some...
I find the quality to be outstanding. Recommend this tire to anyone who has 27 inch wheels. :-) One man in bike shop to the question how those tires are, answered "- they are not good tires", while I am sure he never used it himself...
Report based on first hand experience