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The Michelin Protek Cross Max are some of the grippiest of the tires that I've used, but they don't come in extremely narrow widths. I was impressed in their sure footedness on slushy pavement.

I think the Marathon Plus tires (available in 700x25) are also pretty grippy.

Unfortunately, neither of those are super sporty tires. Although, they would represent a class of tires with moderate (deep) thread, and a fairly soft (and quick wearing) rubber compound.

I'm still experimenting. I like my Gator Hardshells. Long wearing, but not necessarily grippy.

I can't say about dealing with loose gravel, but most of the chipseal around here is pretty well packed.
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