For those who defend the stock tire:
Q: Have you ever tried a different front tire on your TW?
Q: Have you ever hear of someone going back to the stock front tire after being disappointed trying something else like a Shinko 241 or 244?
Being able to use the front brake to its full potential, especially while cornering, sold me on an IRC GP-1 Trials tire years ago.
While a visual clone to the 244 Golden Boy I thought rearranging the sidewall lettering really made a marked improvement... Shinko says TRAIL , IRC says TRIAL and oh what a subtle difference those re-arranged letters make when pushing the tire hard.