Hi All. I've read many a post on this fine forum about tires, but haven't had the best of luck in finding much about the specific front tires I'm looking at changing too. Currently using a full bore front tire which was on the bike when I bought it. It's not actually too bad in gravel for a cheap tyre and works well enough on the road for me. Last weekend I was up the hills after a light snow, most of the snow had melted leaving the gravel road a bit greasy in places which gave me a few scares:eek1. I had planned on replacing the full bore tire at some stage and going to something a bit more knobbly, but this motivated me to get onto it sooner. I'm looking at a TKC80 front, but they are really expensive here in little old NZ and I don't like the thought of a soft sidewall and dented rims. Has anyone had any experience with the following? Metzeler Karoo 2 metzeler karoo 2T Mitas E09 Mitas E10 Michelin T63 Thanks guys, any advice would be really appreciated.