I don't love the gray color, but for $16 I can live with it. I'm not sure why there are so many complaints about mounting. I've been using road tubeless for several seasons. Mounting these on converted Shimano RS10 wheels was one of the easiest tubeless installs I've done. No bead jack required. They seated right up with the compressor. (I wouldn't try installing any tubeless tire without a compressor.) Strangely for a tubeless tire, they leaked tiny amounts of sealant through the sidewall. In the past, I've only seen that when converting non-tubeless MTB tires to tubeless. I'm running them at 30psi. The ride is great! So overall, the quality may be a little off, but not so bad that I didn't by a few more while they're still on sale.