Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Palm Desert, CA / Santa Monica, CA
Bikes: Specialized FSR Pro Disc w/ full XTR & Specialized Tarmac Pro w/ full SRAM Red
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They sure are light... those babies are only 190g each - 40g lighter than the Specialized Mondo S-WORKS clincher I was running before. And that Mondo was a light tire. I consider them pretty comparable because both tires are 127 TPI and are suited for road racing and aggressive riding.
My experience is that they're fast, quiet, and very sticky. Much happier with them over the Specialized rubber I've used in the past. But, as mentioned by Deshi, their lightness comes at a cost - prone to punctures (as most light race tires are). However, for the cost, there's no better bang for the buck out there. If you do your homework, you can usually find these tires at, or below $30 a pop (no pun intended).
In all fairness, it depends on where you're riding and what you're riding on, to properly judge these tires. I certainly would not want to ride in the wet... that's for sure. But, if you're carving corners and riding in sunny SoCal, you can't go wrong.
Hope that helps.