For superb straight-line control and precision cornering, even over loose or muddy terrain.
- Front specific.
- All-mountain folding bead.
- The ramped knobs give it low rolling resistance.
- Channel-cut knobs enhance its gripping power.
The bead holds the tire onto the rim. Beads may be hoops of wire, or made of a flexible material which allows them to be folded compactly. Folding tires are easier to store or pack on trips.
Threads per inch. Tires with a higher TPI tend to be more supple and lighter, with less rolling resistance, but are less durable.