I bought a Bridgestone Spitfire S11 front tire, but I'm thinking I'll order a Metzler ME880 instead. Now that I have the Bridgestone and can make a side-by-side comparison, it just doesn't have enough contact patch for me. It's too rounded. I need more rubber on the road up front. The ME880 is flatter. Fortunately, the Bridgestone didn't cost a whole lot. I can get the Metzler for pretty close to the same price, too.