Yep, Good call.
I am using IRC Notos XC 1.95's on the orange right now.
The sidewalls are actually a raw steak color and the grip, though they are small knobs, is pretty good in the dry trails I like!
Highly recommended, First Flight Bikes in the USA have new Panaracer skin walls avalible. Check 'em out at www.firstflightbikes.com/
Use Panaracer fire XC pros's in the winter though, forget how they look!
Somerset, like 'Heartbeat' with newer cars!
Retro MTB: 1992 Cannondale 3.0 Deore XT M730. 1992 Marin Pine Mountain Deore DX M650.
Retro road: 1992 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra Telekom Shimano 600 STI. 1993 Dyna Tech Ti.
Modern: 2006 Wilier scandium Ultegra 6600. 2014 Wilier GTR Ultegra 6800.