Excellent for loose, muddy conditions and aggressive all-mountain riding. The tread incorporates ramped knobs for low rolling resistance, and channel-cut knobs to add edge grip. It adds up to straight-line control and precise cornering.
- 3C Maxx Terra soft compound offers traction, good treadwear and less rolling resistance than Maxx Grip.
- EXO protection reduces the chance of the sidewall cutting.
- 2.5in wide tire has its casing optimized for 30-35mm inner width rims.
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.