This is clearly one of the best overall tires Bridgestone makes. It does need some time to get broken in though. It is really a tough tire, but feels like it is going to be a softie (good ride, quiet, etc)...well..it isn't. It is really built well and has held up over 1 year now with no bad habits...and...no detectable tread wear. This tire really should impress anybody regarding expected tire mileage.There are quieter tires out there, there are tires with higher traction (although this tire is excellent), and there are tires with better ultimate cornering capability. This tire seems to be the best 90% of all those ultimate characteristics. You won't be disappointed!