I had just replaced my rear tire last fall... last Saturday went for a good ride with a friend. Sunday was beautiful so the Mrs & I were going to spend some time together in the afternoon on the bike. I went to back the bike out of the garage, and did the once over on the bike as I usually do, and lo and behold I had picked up a nail in my (Pretty new)rear tire (2380miles) the day before.... so instead of being in the wind I got winded removing the rear wheel again. Well there is a happy ending... ordered another tire Sunday evening, got it last Wednesday, took it to a Indy shop had them mount & balance it, came home and reassembled everything, and am back in the Wind again YEA!! This latest tire is a Metzler. I've heard good things about them and so far so good... I like the way it rides & feels.