I’m pleased and impressed. The Big Apple tires I bought from an internet acquaintance were covered under Schwalbe’s “yep, that’s a broken bead” warranty. They were pretty new, and I didn’t DO anything to them, but still – I like that they replaced it with a fresh one. New tread, and it appears smaller than the old one, both things that are fine with me, since I filed the front derailleur stop to make the old one fit.
I’m very excited about the new tire – I think I rode the Gravel Roadster twice in the two months it had a temporary rear tire. It’s just really satisfying to roll on giant cushions of air. Next up – gears!