Excellent for the loose muddy conditions of aggressive all-mountain riding. It incorporates ramped knobs for low rolling resistance and channel-cut knobs to increase gripping edges, giving it straight-line control and precise cornering.
- Dual compound offers traction, yet provides good treadwear and low rolling resistance.
- EXO protection reduces the chance of the sidewall cutting."
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.