I've been reading through lots of tire threads; most are more focused on performance and the widest possible tires. I have a 100 mile round trip commute and rack up quite a few miles. I also have a trip coming up where I'll put a few thousand miles on. So tire life matters to me, I can give up a little stickiness to add a few thousand miles to a set of tires. At this point I'm not ready to go Darkside (ran one on my Rocket for a while) but might in the future. What combo in the stock or near stock size gives the longest life? I have run Michelin Commander IIs on my touring bike and gotten excellent life and see that they make a rear (haven't looked at fronts yet) in the stock size. The other I'd consider would be the Dunlop Elite 4 in a 250-had good luck with the E3 and understand life is similar but with better wet-weather performance.