Ditto on the install and just requires a good technique to make it easier. 2 little things that help make things go well:I did - and agree - difficult, but manageable to install. It was also difficult to set the bead on the front. I agree with most of the riding comments, though mine would fall into turns when new. I was not confident at all on fresh marble gravel, but that might be my limited skills (and likely difficult on all mixed use tires...). I had a bit more confidence on pavement with the well-worn Anakee 3's that came on my bike (used 2017 gs), but the A3 noise was horrible. The road manners of the Missions have improved with age and they are wearing quite well. Overall, I'm happy with the Missions, but wonder if the Anakee Adventures are notably better/worse for what I do (mostly paved and dirt road / dry double track).
1. Don't forget to put some lube on the inside of the rim where the inside of the bead slides. Helps with pushing the bead down in the valley while mounting and then when you seat it with air as it slides out better.
2. I picked up one of those motorcycle tire warmers like racers use and wished I had done that years ago! I use to put them out in the sun or in the truck with the windows up but that takes a while.
So far these are my mileage kings and have lasted longer than any tire I have tried so far.