As the subject mentions, I need help on finding a good set of tires that are capable of maintaining good traction on gravel (going up and down). Thats my main concern. It would also be good to have a tire that can grip well on dusty trails as well. What characteristics should I look for in the knobs? Also, I have a color issue with tires. I'd prefer them to be black or red--my bike's colors. I've heard mixed reviews about the WTB Velociraptors and Motoraptors, and Panaracer Fire XC Pro's. Some say its good, others, bad. What do you think would be a good set of tires for someone who weighs 130lbs?
Sorry for so many questions..