Originally Posted by jdub
Based solely on my experiences with these tires, I hope this helps answer your question.
Wow. Thanks so much for taking the time to put that all down for me. That gives me a LOT to consider. It also frustrates me a bit as well but I apprecaite the detailed reply. If I am honest with myself (not always easy), I have to admit that I will likely do very little off-roading. I would like to do more and when I do, I would love to have the confidence that you mention with the knobbies.
On the other hand, I am also a man without deep pockets... at all. I ride 12,000 miles a year and tire longevity is a big deal to me.
I'll refrain from turning this into a tire thread as well, but I guess you can see my problem. Thanks again for sharing your experiences.