I don't want to hijack the RB tire thread any more than I have already, but I feel the need to set the record straight. I am probably the only tire manufacturer that will actually admit that we all buy from the same place. Everyone wants to make it seem like they are the only ones who have this rubber or that rubber. The fact is, making cellular foam rubber to the specifications and tolerances that this industry demands is extremely difficult. There are only a few factories in the world that are even capable of attempting this. If you were knowledgeable about the rubber industry, you would understand what I am saying and realize that most of the tire talk is full of hype. For this reason you will never hear me degrade any competitor's product. It is probably not much different from mine. We all have the little things we do that we feel gives us an advantage here and there, but there are not drastic differences between brands.
By the way, we do make the Xceed US tires (it even says so on the box). When the description says that these are US tires, that means they are assembled here in the US. The raw materials still come from Japan.
Sorry, no more firm fronts! What an indestructable tire that was. Heavy, but bulletproof.