Just stumbled across this brand. Based on low price I assumed bargain basement quality but Tirerack reviews and professional test results say the Qualtac Pro is a superior high quality tire. Don't like the idea they are now owned by Indian investors but appears tires are still made in Netherlands. Also not sure what this tire is exactly. Tirerack calls it Grand Touring but other references say it is a performance tire. The low 400 tread wear rating is more in line with a performance tire. So, why is the Qualtrac Pro $40-50 per tire cheaper than say a Michelin Defender LTX or a Bridgestone Dueler Alenza? Anyone have direct experience with Vredestein? Thanks.