<big grins and massive grins and several big 'whoo-hooooo's'!!!!!!!!> Just called up the LBS, and yup, my new pair of Nokian Gazzaloddi 26x2.6's have arrived, and I shall be taking possession of them at about 4:20 p.m. Total is gonna be about £60, but I left £25 with them the other day. This will be the first time I've had a *pair* of these, as previously, I had one on the back, and a 2.3 version on the front (still great handling). When the front needed replacing, I couldn't wait for an order for one of the 2.6's to be filled (at the time, he estimated up to 4 weeks, and I had to _ride_), so I went with the similarly priced Maxxis Mobster 2.7 (actually not as wide as the Gazz 2.6). While this was a reasonably good tyre, it just wasn't a patch on the big Gazz, or even the 2.3 - the Maxxis just never inspired me with the same cornering confidence off-road. Hoping to get out in the dirt this Sunday, condition of my back permitting (yes, I know Bomba, and I'm on it, thanks dude! ',;~}~), and I just know I'm gonna have some serious high traction fun, no matter the ground conditions (and I know it's gonna be messy, I am after all in the North of England, and it is summer, heheheh......). ',;~}~ Shaun aRe - So what, I'm excitably enthusiastic.....heheheheheheh!