Right, I've been biking since the early 90's. In that time my tyres have been:
'92 ish - 2001: Panaracer Smoke/Dart or Smoke/Smoke combo with occasional dalliance with with onza porcupine around '94ish
2001 - present day: Tioga Factory DH, 2.1 for general use, 2.3 for DH and ALps etc.
And that's it.
Umm, really, I really haven't used any other tyres and can't help thinking that I might be missing out!
So...my paramaters...need to be CHEAP cos I'm skint...no more than £40 for front and rear combined.
Weight isn't too much of an issue (cos my wheels weigh a ton, as does my Stinky)
Must be biggish volume. My riding is generally going to be confined to Afan/Brechfa cos I'm in Pembrokeshire and I'm not able to travel too far cos of work and family stuff.
So when I get out I like riding stuff fast and fairly out of control with very little finesse, so a tyre that is good at not pinching is a must...
Over to you, I genuinely have no idea!