Originally Posted by mgeoffriau
Wait, what? What happened to the NB 16's?
I got tired of the super-baller twisted blades.
Wasn't really a look I liked...tires were rare in that size and expensive, and I adjusted my power goals.
I'm digging larger sidewalls, all-season rubber (especially recently), and the fact that I can walk into any Discount Tire and they'll have my exact tire and size in stock for about $50.
The traction WAS nice, but honestly it put the performance envelope much higher than anything I could possibly begin to explore on the street.
Picked up some Panasports uber-cheap locally, and got an online deal on some of the newer model Ziex. They really are nice tires, even before considering price, treadwear, and poor weather traction. I think these are where the older Azenis were in terms of performance, and they're cheap enough to replace when they heat cycle to death. I drive enough highway I should see the mileage before they get hard though.
I like the look of the Panasports. Wouldn't mind something a little wider, and with a little more lip, but I'm done spending money on wheels/tires. And my next visit to tire shop will be $250, not $600.