Easy to mount, not overly expensive, good control and acceleration, smooth ride. First 100 miles got a 3 mm horizontal cut on front tire. Holds pressure well. Solid construction overall. Comparatively this tire was flat free about as long as Tufo S3 Lite. I was expecting a little more puncture resistance with the Conti and was disappointed. Overall prefer it's handling characteristics over S3 Lite however the latter rode faster. Concerning flats I had better success with Tufo S33 Special and Tufo Hi-C although both tires ride slower for me over Conti and S3. I'll probably buy again depending on how successful the repair process goes. I may have to send this one to Tire Alert in Florida, I hope they're still in business - their web-site seems to be down.