I think the Stock Tires on my 14 Giant Escape 0 are awful, they are Giant S-X2, puncture protection, 700x32. Overall mixed terrain in the city I have had a few Oh Man moments. So I have Michelin Protek Cross on the way. Anyone else get rid of the stock tires fast? Are the Michelin Proteks good, at 24 bucks each it was excellent price for a name brand tires.