When it comes to gravel road racing I haven't found a better tire than the Vittoria Cross Evo XN. This tire is light, fast and ultra durable. Aside from the tread wearing down when the paved miles add up, I haven't had any trouble using these tires for gravel riding. With the new season fast approaching, I'm curious to know what you folks have been riding. I've seen plenty of Small Blocks and a few Speedmax rolling around out there. Are there any better than what I'm on now? Let me know.