Something to bridge the gap between pavement and blazing your own trail. Designed for mixed conditions from off-road touring to gravel racing, it fits cyclocross, commuter, or touring styles.
- Smooth-rolling center knobs and aggressive shoulder lugs provide traction and durability on dirt, trails, or pavement.
- Soft rubber compound provides grip and shock absorption.
- MSO is the airport code of Missoula, Montana, home of the Adventure Cycling Association.
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.