I’m not afraid to try new rubber, but over the years I have not found a better tire for South Shore Coastal BC riding than the Continental Trail King in 2.4″ width. They grip well, corner predictably, roll fast, last a long time, don’t get damaged by sharp rocks and are reasonably priced. I love the size when conditions are marginal [ie. winter].
The only thing I don’t love is that they are about 25% heavier than other tire options. Not a deal breaker really given the rest of what they offer.
Now Continental make me a 29+ version! 😉