It handles fine in the rain. The 1/2 worn Shinko 705 front is another story. In the rain it slips around like you're on black ice. One of the biggest reasons I tried Darksiding was I wanted to find out 1st hand what it was all about. Reading about it on forums I've found that about 99% of the people responding to the topic have never tried Darksiding but somehow could tell you all about it. So for $55 I ordered a tire and gave it a whirl. I figured if it didn't work out I've pissed away far more money on far less. As it turns out performance is quite acceptable for me. Darksiding is not for everyone. But its also nothing to be scared of or feared.