My current ride is a Fischer Mamba with a front suspension and I am looking at replacing the tires before next winter. The current tires are 26 x 1.95 and I am thinking I want at least 2.25 on it for the snow. I commute 8.5 miles to work and ride all year so I am looking for something that isn't too heavy or sluggish. My main paths are paved but in the winter I will need to battle upwards of 3-4 inches of snow. I don't want studded tires because the bike paths are usually cleared very quickly around here just a good tire that can handle some snow and some easy trail riding.