After much deliberation between the Black Diamonds XTR's, Tera Cross, and Bear Claw HTR's, I decided to go with the Bear Claws. I think the other two tires would have been great but I am very happy with my purchase so far. I went with the 26x9's all around after measuring the width and realizing that the Bear Claws were roughly the same width as my rear stock tires. I haven't ridden the tires on anything but the local streets so I cannot give a good review yet. Running around the streets they handled extremely well, were silky smooth, and even felt light. My Rubicon is about 2.5 inches higher and has a noticeable increase in ground clearance. Steering was very responsive.
I cannot give a fair review without running them through the motions on my normal riding terrain. I'm very impressed with them so far but time will tell. For now, I love the look of these tires with the STI Beadlocks. The 26x9's are fairly light for an 8 ply tire.