The 021s are as good a tire as you need. They stick as good as any of the other sport touring tires except maybe the Contis but the 021s last a while longer. They are better then the Stradas when it comes to lasting and working in the wet. I am an aggressive rider so my tires do not last as long as most. The only tires that will out last the 021s are the Avon storms. The Avons are the best tires out there but they want a big price for them. I can buy the 021s from Chaparral for 187.00 shipped to my door. A real bargain. I have tried ever tire that is made and the 021s are my pick for price, wear and performance. This is just my opinion ,I am sure others have different opinions. I ride almost everyday in all types of weather. Mostly in the mountains.