I have used Velociraptors for years as my Winter meats, wet/muddy winters here. They seem to be pretty decent at not packing up and shed mud well. They have excellent traction and steer pretty well. I have always used 2.1 kevlar beads. I am strictly an XC rider.
Thinking that I'm perhaps too much a creature of habit for using Velociraptors exclusively all these years, and perhaps I should try something new. Granted, the 'raptors have performed very well and I know their characteristics like the back of my hand.
Anyone have some alternate suggestions?