Hmmm, I thought they were aimed more at the Endure/DH crowd. Bit of a weight penalty yeah?Suggest you look at cushcore or huck norris to try and help with those type of punctures
Before I ran tubeless I'd get a lot of snakebite tube punctures, and perhaps these tyre failures are a symptom of the same problem.
Maybe it's poor descending technique.
I've ordered a Minion SS and DHR, two tyres I haven't tried yet, so will be interesting to see how they hold up.
In the meantime I have a bunch of tyres that would hold tubes well.