I came close to trying to buy a tire through my local Cycle Gear. I too was looking for the Shinko Golden Boy. I was not getting a good feeling as they stumbled through the order books, not inspiring me with confidence they knew what they were doing nor having a good idea just when it might be in or if it was really in stock at all. I finally told them I'd "think about it" and left the store. Found a good deal on a Kenda K270 online at Rocky Mt. ATV. Your story makes me glad I decided not to do business with them.