Well I researched the best tires for my bike (Anakee/D607/Gripster), I ride almost exclusively on pavement. Well I ended up buying the Gripster, I figured I'd give them a try. I've only put about 300K on them, they seem good, maybe too early to form an accurate opinion. I bought tire spoons and replaced them myself, it was pretty easy, although I goofed around a bit getting the beads to seat properly, there were a few spots where the bead was sticking to the rim and wouldn't "pop" into place. I didn't balance them, I don't feel any wobble or anything that would make me think they should be. Is anyone else balancing their tires.