When it came time to change tires, I wanted something better than the RE-050 Bridgestone tires I had previously. I read about the S-04's and decided to try them. I was quite surprised by the great handling, steering response, low noise and especially great wet traction performance. I will be a repeat customer for my next set. For those that complain about excess wear need to make sure to rotate their tires regularly and check tire pressure. I've got 45,000+ miles on these with 5/32 tread left.