i don't mean like best for your skid competitions, but for stopping.
i went through a 14 dollar tire in about a week. i was kinda bombing hills a lot for fun, but i didin't think it would go that easily. i use the same tire for the front on another bike and it holds air fine, not sure why it failed that one day.
but anyways, i ride a 23mm bontrager hardcase, which seems to be the only thing worth spending 35 dollars on. i don't skid stop for fun too much anymore, but i stil have yet to see much wear in the past three months on it.
anyone ride cheaper tires that can hold up pretty well?