Straight from Japan are some of the best tires for the road. Made by the Panasonic company, they make some of the best tires for other people as well (Soma Everwears). The RIBMO (RIde Bicycle MOre) is one of the best all around tires. Smooth rolling, thick, and great for skidding. The Pasela is a whole different tire on its own as well as a touring tire. Comes in grey.