Just ran the mountains last weekend. Two Scouts... mine with ND's was right with the FZ-09 in front of me. He'd occasionally get the better of me with the right kind of elevation change & sharp curve, but it was temporary. The Scout with Kenda's dropped behind. Wise choice... it's the ND's that give you the confidence to occasionally rub the floorboards (which are in tighter than the pegs)...Ran Ozello Trail with the Night Dragons and the Grip was Excellent .. Can't say all that much Greater then the Michelins but a Tad Better for Sure .. Will Reserve Judgement when Run the Mountains this Summer and Wet Roads before make my Final Call on which tire is Best for me .. I do Ride pretty Aggressive and while Ozello Trail has sharp Switchbacks, but Flat Elevation, is not the same when have different Cambers to work with only the Mountains can provide ..