I took the bike out with the new tires for about 100 miles. Just like on the other bikes I have had these tires on they are just super grippy. Dry as a bone here, so I cannot say how they perform wet on this bike. But on the other bikes I have them on they really perform in the wet.
Stiff. Stiff. Stiff. Which I like ( but I do feel that I will need to reduce the front preload because of the stiffness...which I don't like as my static sag is absolutely spot on right now from a technical perspective). To avoid the placebo effect I rode my standard 100-mile route. These tires grip exceptionally well on this bike in all cornering. What is also noticeable is the translation of the profile characteristics translated into the steering. I am able to handle corners at higher speeds with a reduced lean angle. However one views that trait is up to the individual. But I ride tamely so the farther away I am from the pavement in my turns, the better. I did get it up to 100 MPH for a short 1/4 mile. Super smooth, planted and quiet. hope that I am describing the handling characteristics well enough.
I've inspected the tires after the ride. So after realizing faster corners with a perceived reduced lean angle, I think it was confirmed. Chicken strips were not even touched. I had a lot farther that I could have gone without sacrificing grip. I used every bit of the Anakees at lower speeds. There is this one decreasing radius, high speed, long left, on my route that required just a ton of attention on the Anakees, even when they were in good shape. Easy peasy on the new tires.
So far it feels like the right tire for a guy that never goes off-road.