So, I am in the middle of a tire buying dillema... There was once a time, during the dark ages of geared bikes, when I'd simply look over a few tread patterns and say "yeah I like the profile on that one" and be done with it. Since the dawn of the one-geared era things have gotten more simple, and more complicated, at the same time. I waver between thinking, "taller knobs equals better traction" and "more volume equals more cush, and traction be damned!" I can't decide if I need more momentum... or more grip. Am I a spin and mangle singlespeeder in need of a big, smooth treadless pillow? Or a pick and play Dab-a-phobe, looking for uber-technical dominance even if it means low speeds? Thank Gawd I have two singlespeeds, so I can continue to sit on this philosophical fence. Right now I have one foot in the church of Maxxis holy roller and the other in the Temple of Continental Mountain King... Some day I'll have to choose one over the other.