Michelin makes a good tire, round, holds up well. The actual size (tire width, tire tred width, etc) is smaller than most competiting tires. It is not a traction tire any means, wet or dry. It is somewhat harsh over bumps, but rolls easily down the road and has provided excellent tred life (over 50,000 miles). Will likely look for more of a traction tire next time by competiting tires, even if the usable mileage is lower.