I'm very happy with my Shinko 700 front tire/ Shinko 244 rear tire combo. They both do fine in the rain, will corner hard enough to touch pegs to asphalt and goes well enough in the dirt. They're quiet on the road, but I do have one complaint about the rear tire. It locks up easily during braking on pavement. Forward traction is fine, but it slides easily when stopping. I might try a 700 rear next go around, but it looks like this 244 rear just might last forever. 2k miles and still looks brand new.