Anakee 3, Next, Scorp... Front tire recommendations?
I'm just getting to the wear bars on my stock, original TWs at 15,000+ miles. I know, that's great mileage. I put a Pirelli Scorpion Trail on the rear at about 12,000 miles - that tire has done well and has squared off a little, but shows good tire wear so far. I didn't like the loose gravel performance though (went down twice after installing it - not the tire's fault exclusively, if at all).
I wouldn't mind trying something else. I'm looking for recommendations for a front.
I ride my daily commute (130 miles) year-round, all weather in Virginia. The roads are mostly pavement, half of which is two-lane winding county roads. But, I don't want to be tied to only the hard top, since there are some promising roads that are dirt and gravel in my area. Speeds are usually below 65, and most often less than that.
My priorities are 1) wet traction, 2) long tire wear, 3) tread that can handle all weather.
I've read what reviews I can find - thanks for everyone's information. I'm considering first of all the Anakee 3, then also Tourance Next, ...maybe Conti Trail Attack, I'd consider the Scorpion Trails too. Any other recommendations and feedback?