I couldn't car less.
Join Date: Nov 2003
Bikes: Ritchey P-series prototype, Diamondback, Nishiki Triathelon Pro.
I went IRC Mythos xc Kevlar rear, Notos xc non K front, 1.95.
The tires are round profile and corner very well. The rubber is a fairly soft grippy type, not suited to rock climbing.
The IRC are a thinner side wall and I generally run with a higher psi, this also makes you a bit faster! They are a medium priced tire, I like, perhaps not the best for a real heavy rider (thin wall).
The Michelin set up I didn't go for was $120, I did up the IRC set @ 75$ w\ sale.
I have this thing for red tires, expensive for just looks...well I guess they are dual compound or something.