For several years, I've only had Dunlops on CX. So I was not creative. I guess I had no opinion. This year is diff. Last Summer, being forced to get new rubber, Michelins were a bit more, but highly recommended. Bought them. A world of difference in the ride. They are worth the added price @$35 more. They make-up for my stupidity. These Michelins are squirrely compared to the Dunlops. The Michelins are more that that this 58-year-old needs, but the 3 times I have needed gripping-rubber, they delivered. Not humor: (1) Stopping for a Mother Moose and Calf, skidding to a stop. (2) Stopping for a herd of Sheep Hwy 200 Blackfoot Indian Res, skidding and steering about. (3) Highway 12 Lachsa route west-bound Idaho going 55 racing a Vega, (yes, a cherry souped-up Vega) and preparing to go around a corner with 15 MPH sign. The Tires saved my life. Damaged right front peg and Jeans at knee. Bad me. (Risky Vehicular behavior? [X]-yes)
So my Tire opinions are limited. Dunlop and Michelin. I've heard several recommendations for other brands, but would only try the other brands were I to buy a bike which was fitted with them upon arrival/time of purchase.