Ok I know that the ITP Mudlites are probably the best selling tire out there but every time I look at that tread pattern I visualize our Canadian rocks puncturing the tire right between those lugs. I also wonder what they are going to handle like driving on the sidehills. I look at the Kenda Bearclaw and when put side by side a 27" bearclaw is similar in overall height to a 26" mudlite. Since it is a more of a square profile tire I assume that it will provide more flotation. I am debating between a set of Mudlites 26x9x12 front and 26x12x12 rear tires, and the Bearclaw at 27x10x12 front and 27x12x12 rear tires. When placed side by side the OD is pretty much the same and the Bearclaw even in a 27" looks smaller than the Mudlites. Has anybody ridden both brands? What are your opinions?