I live in Utah, that being said, this tire works well in my terrain.
I purchased this set for a race I was riding in SoCal sand. The front was just okay. But the rear didn’t hook up as well as other tires I’ve used there in the past. I could over ride the traction with the tire to the point I changed to the “White “ map in the middle of the second lap. Taking power out of the bike made it easier to control.