The Gravel bicycle tire is ideal for a mixture of conditions but excels in soft to medium dirt, as well as gravel. The XCX uses an open tread pattern that promotes self-cleaning, keeping weight low and traction as high as possible. Thanks to the slanted parallelogram shaped center tread, the tread pattern allows for fast times with maximum grip. Intermediate knobs are ramped to ensure a predictable feel with consistent cornering control. The XCX utilizes Vee Tires 120 TPI Dual Compound construction offering enhanced grip and exceptional durability within the same carcass. The lightweight aramid folding bead ensures the overall tire weight is as low as possible. So, whether you're exploring the gravel tracks and paths away from the road, or chasing down the competition, the XCX guarantees a thrilling ride. Vee Tire has been a leading manufacturer of high quality bicycle tires and tubes since 1977. Produced in Thailand, each of their products are carefully crafted with select raw materials using state of the art modern technologies giving Vee Tire a leading edge over the cheaper low cost products on the market. Ride with confidence and Ride Safe with Vee Tire!