I never believed in Karma....until last night.
Until now I have been riding a Maxxis Crossmark on the rear and a Bontrager Jones XR on the front. While I have had success with these tires, never had a flat or burped them, I never felt really confident in the corners.
Last night I got to try out the Karmas in the worst conditions. I was on private property and mostly double track so I did not have to worry about trail conditions. There was mud and grime, and wet nasty mountain bike grime. I was impressed with the climbing, not once did I spin out, and with the descending.
During descents I felt more response and more control. I rolled over some fairly techy terrain and let loose a little bit. The tires gripped the wet rocks well and I got to the bottom of the hill in fine shape.
What I did experience last night was chain suck. Boooo. That is the worst I have ever had, and I felt like crying. I'm not sure why it was worse this time, and I think I have experienced this one time before. But never like this. Time to call the bike shop, any ideas?
Have a great day.