A cyclocross tire designed for speed on firm, dry surfaces. Side knobs provide grip when the hardpack gives way to loose dirt.
- Highly-studded diamond tread pattern.
- 150 casing.
- Latex inner.
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.