These 33" Maxxis replaced my tires but worthy BFGs. I immediately noticed that the Maxxis felt softer, almost squishier on the highway. Also noticed a sound reduction. I'm very satisfied with the bite of these tires. At this point (nearly three years after buying them) I'm at about 65-70% tread and am selling them to a friend to go up to 35" Maxxis. Yup same tire.