So these are my third set of Continentals having sworn off of Bridgestones and their miserable ride quality. The DWs when compared to the Contisports are a little down on dry grip. Not the end of the world as they give up grip in a very predictable and linear fashion unlike Bridgestone. Where these tires really seem to excel is in the wet, a huge benefit here in the North West. They ride soft, enough so that you'll find yourself checking tire pressures again, but they are awesome in their ability to soak up small imperfections. Overall terrific tires, cannot speak to longevity but they show little sings of wear in the first 1000 miles, and previous experience tells me that they will last fine.