The Vigilante was such a solid performer in nearly every category that we're almost sad not to have included it as one of our award winners. We strongly encourage you not to skip over the full review below. While this tire was consistently good, we rarely considered it the best. It was narrowly bested in price by the Editors' Choice Maxxis Minion DHF. It cornered really well, especially over a great range of lean angles, but again we barely preferred something else.
The simple-looking tread pattern consisting exclusively of square, siped knobs belies this tire's impressive capabilities across all of our rating metrics. For what felt like a small penalty in rolling resistance due to the blunted knob shape, the Vigilante provided great climbing and descending traction as well as braking power. Balanced knob spacing allowed the tread to clear mud and debris before getting bogged down and clogged up. If you're looking for a go (almost) anywhere, do (almost) anything tire, you've found it here.