I selected these tires mostly for the color, it faded very quickly with normal use and always stored inside.
3rd tire in less than 3 months! They sure look good the blue astral matches my frame color and looks very nice and get lots of compliments! But they are not durable at all! 3 of them same sidewall tiny cuts and the gravel I ride it’s very packed mostly dirt! If you looking for fashion and looks go for it! Durability don’t buy!
I went all in back in April 2021, and bought both the 43's in "Big Bird" Yellow, and 38's in Purple Fuchsia for use on multiple bikes. Both sets have been bomb proof for me riding on all types of surfaces, including some 100 mile days. I run the 43's tubed, as when tubed they fill out a little narrower(?), don't know why, but they do and that's a positive as it means they fit my frame, If I do them tubeless, they touch the Chain stays.... They have ripped on Single track, Double track, dirt, gravel, some moist wet days, dry dusty days, bike ways, rail trails, and races from Portland to Bend (lots of single track in Bend) to Prineville and the Oregon Coast, also Seattle to Spokane bike packing the the Palouse rail trail (gravel).
Both sets are are Dura Ace C24 rims, yup, you can use road wheels for gravel. Bought new sets for the upcoming Spring of 2023
I’m on my fourth GravelKing SK tire in a year due to punctures caused by things as small as a thorn. I was hoping the Limited Edition tires were more durable than the standard GravelKing tires. They’re not. But they sure do look good on my bike! Fashion aver function, I guess.