It's very likely I will need to ride in the rain and in colder conditions.
I also found that the fact that there were no parts to replace on them would lend themselves to being more eco-friendly and a better long-term investment.
The difference in price was also minor as well.
I used to work in a bunch of shops anddo ALOT of riding back in the day.
Here's a few guidelines to follow
Any good brand (from a bicycle shop) will suffice. they are all basically the same relative to price.
Knobby tires eat up your energy. thinner and slicker is better.
Wheel bearings (higher quality) have just as much influence as knobbies
I would also recommend 1.5" slicks or semi slicks on a mountain bike for big guys. less flats that way
Generally, the quality starts at $500 and spending twice as much doesn't get you a ride twice as good.
oh yeah, don't forget tire pressure! 60 lbs minimum for road riding. checked with a gauge.
Glad to see more people riding to work! saving gas money will pay for the bike inside of a few months!
Heck, I ride to do my errands only because i am a carpenter by trade.