fellas thank you for taking time to post...
Did have doubts ref the brown myself......not something ive ever had on a mountain bike before..... only ever had brown on cruisers.
had a quick ride very late last nite, got to say so far im loving the tyres,
When they arrived, i was worried they were a bit overkill, in terms of width, and thought they may be like tractor tread.
However, they really are good, only having done a street ride in the dark so far, i can say.....they dont make the dreadful humm, that bigger tyres tend to do. And they have brilliant grip.
they corner very well, and feel solid beneath me, and being that bit wider than i normally use, they were fantastic for riding down flights of steps..........
And i was equally impressed at the performance of the fox fork, very smooth, with exceptional rebound and compression....!!!!
I am glad i didnt go mad when buying a replacement cassette though, i reckon i could do with a smaller ratio than what i currently have, i may end up trying a 9speed ultegra cassette, with a short cage rear mech.