I run mostly gravel roads and some trails too. I went from stock to a Michelin63 to a Dunlop 606 to the 241. I was at first disappointed by the look of the tire but after i installed it, way better than the other 3 tires. Have yet to come close to a washout on gravel. I think the smaller width and more knobbies make for a winning combo. And both the 63 and 606 work great as a back tire on other bikes... just not for the front.