For a company that is obviously marketing these to the fixed gear crowd and even claiming that they are good for skidding, I call BS!
I ride a fixed gear around Seattle.
I ride usually everyday and a few times a week I commute as much as 16 miles(roundtrip). I do perform skids but I also have and use a front brake.
Saying this, I don't ride as much as many of my friends and since I got a set of these tires 9 days ago, the rear tire has already worn down to the threads. Origin8 themselves claim "Great performance. Ultra long lifespan." that its great for commuters and the "Fixed gear skidder." LAME!
I just want people to know that these tires are s@#! for skidding. If you don't skid they are probably fine.
All in all my front tire will probably last me a fairly long time, however, I will NEVER buy origin8 tires again and will stay sceptical of their other products if not avoid them all together.
At least that was my experience.
Bottom LineNo, I would not recommend this to a friend