The tires are more than twice the price of this really nice 96 GT Bravado I just bought. Bought the Nokian Freddie Revenz Lite's today and did a first ride on fireroads tonight. First impression is very good. Part of my 30 mile loop is on tarmac and it went quite well considering the width of the tires. On ice they are probably not the best studded tires around but they seemed to work very well for my kind of riding. I think they will really shine when the snow starts falling agaain.The bike is in very good condition and although the tires are pricey, 300$ for the whole package is quite OK.