I don't think Hunter was referring to bicycles when he said this. Just a hunch.
Recently, I purchased a new set of tires for my Vitus. Had another flat with the Grand Bois Col de la Madeleines, front tire, and, when examining both tires, the front was acceptable, but the rear had a 1 inch long area where the tread was worn through. Taking a chance, I decided to purchase another set of the Grand Bois series of tires from Compass Bicycles despite not being overjoyed with how fast the Grand Bois Col de la Madeleine tires wore out. This time, I purchased the Grand Bois Cerf Blue Label tires, 700c x 26mm, to help with cushioning the roads around here and to see if the larger size improved puncture proofness or not. Decent price and weight...222 grams and $57/each. Their extra leger tires only weigh 184 grams, but cost $76/each. Pretty lightweight, but costly.
|Grand Bois Cerf (French for "deer") Tires|
Another aspect of these tires, both Col de la Madeleine and Cerf Blue Label, is they're made in Japan and feel very different than tires from other companies. Much more flexible and easy to mount on rims. The Col de la Madeleines were difficult to get off, which was a pain out on the road while trying to fix a flat. No flats with the Cerf Blue Label tires yet. Will let you know, if and when that occurs.
UPDATE: It's been a few weeks now and several rides on these tires. I am impressed. As I was with the Col de la Madeleine tires, but these feel hardier. Still a smooth ride, minimal resistance (to my senses anyways). They're a bit wider and they definitely smooth out the rough roads of Silver City, NM. There's a reason taxes are so low here. I would give these tires, for now, a 5 star rating. Over time, I'll see how they hold up and will do a review in about 6 months.
For now, a time to leave this post with a tune...Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, along with the Old Crow Medicine Show, doing, "The Weight". My wife isn't a fan, but I really like Gillian and how she sings. Hope y'all enjoy. Time to go...