well, as far as which tire goes, I've run the DOT race Metzler rennsports, and the Pirelli dragon super corsica. Both are fantastic tires, but I like the pirelli's a little bit better. They both have the same feel, but the Pirelli's have held up a little longer. Both handle so neutral that you forget you have tires. It lets you focus on your riding a bit more. One thing I really like about the Pirelli's is, when your pushing them hard, and they are about to run out of traction, they give you a very small, very smooth very controlled slide. Kinda like they are talking to you, and saying ah, ah, ah, no more, your about to run out!!! I've never had the Pirelli's really come loose. They slide so predictably.