My baby is going to have some more new boots on the rear soon. I am again using Kumho 295s,but i find the same with some other tyres that i have used.And i will say that the tyres in question are just at the legal strip indicator on the tyre. The question is this. I know of course that in the wet any tyre that is wearing down to the minimum is going to loos grip, but why is it that in the DRY a tyre can loose grip more easly than a good treaded set. It would make sense would it not that the more rubber on the road or the lower the tread blocks the better grip. Then the tyres are new or have lots of flesh on them they grip mightley, even with the tread blocks quite high which caused block slip (slip angel). But when the tread goes down block slip is reduced so this in its self should help with grip you would think. Ade has sugested to me on another thread that maybe the compound that the tyre is made of is of different substance that that of the top and middle of the tyre/blocks. What say you dudes?