Stephen, 1) I know how to search - I often do. I often advise others to do so or point them in the right direction 2) Searching for "tire" and "rim" and "size" seemed like it would return a LOT of posts and be tedious to wade through. 3) It's not like the allegedly wasted bandwidth is costing you anything - lighten up. 4) I suggest you ignore threads that seem repititious. It's not hard - just don't click on them. 5) Virtually everything has been discussed before. Thank you for the links, though I had already researched tubeless options (that was not part of my post). And thanks to all those who posted relevant info. PS - I just ordered Metzeler Tourances from SWMototires (110/80VR19 front, 150/70VR17 rear) - $235.90 for the pair with free shipping.