Ha, you know it took me a minute to come around to them, but now I love both the look and the ride. At 2.3 I’ve found they fit all my frames and forks comfortably but they provide a really responsive, cushioned ride. They’re not the most aggressive, and certainly not the most durable, but they do ride really, really well for they types of riding I imagine most of us are doing on 30-year-old bikes. Which is not to say I take it easy on them! I only ride 30-year-old bikes, so they go where I go!
There’s really not a ton of modern stuff in 26” that I like the look of. Other than repro Smoke and Darts, it’s pretty much these and Terra Ones. And I prefer these. TO’s are great though. A little more rugged and a lot more affordable. Then again, the Humptulip’s are still cheaper than Ultradynamico’s. I had never looked at them before and fancied the red ones for the wife’s ride. $85 a tire! I passed.
Anyway, really appreciate the kind words about the bike. Glad you followed along, and can’t wait for more updates on yours.