With dark beers and gritty, sloppy trails making a return here in the Northwest, I'm looking at new trail bike tires to tide me over through the fall/winter. I'm currently running a WTB Vigilante up front which has been pretty good in dry-ish / medium conditions, but the wet has it a bit overwhelmed, especially in butt-puckering rocky steeps and high speed off camber sections, roots, etc. I'm thinking I will toss it onto the back of the bike as it rolls pretty well, then pairing it with something more aggressive up front. After loving the Specialized Hillbilly on my DH bike, I'm considering their new Hillbilly GRID tire for my Spitfire alongside the Maxxis Shorty and Schwalbe Magic Mary. I have a bit of an iffy relationship with Schwalbe (high cost, low life) but have never ridden the MM, so curious to hear peoples' thoughts.