It doesnt have to be another tire thread, im just mentioning this for other noobs that dont know about tire importance. Today i bought a pair of Dunies road smart and i am blown away by the difference it made to my riding. I am very happy. I wore the shine off to the rim today in about 30 minutes which i hadnt done on the previous set. I can actually feel (and hear) the stick threshold when i corner. I was on the ol' stock Dunies which i didnt realize how crap they were (especially when they were non street legal worn - the guy at Peter Stevens took one look at them and confirmed it) and now i feel like my bike is reborn again. Under-inflated worn crap tires make it very hard to ride and dangerous. Today i got my knee very close to the ground and the new grip has boosted my confidence and increased the joy. I was lucky not to slap on the junk slicks i was riding. Dont ignore any technical aspects of the bike newbies, Im lucky to have dudes like Bam bam fix my chain and tell me that my tires are eft', otherwise i may be writing something else or worse yet flying with the angels.. I never thought id spend more on 2 tires than on 4 for a car. "Ouch" cried the wallet.. Im a :newb: and im excited, get over it!