If you have to choose one tire for any type of terrain from hard pack to loose to light mud, Kenda's Nevegal is it, hands down. To be adaptable and excel in any conditions, the Nevegal is equipped with small tapered and ramped knobs with multiple edges for extra grip. Tie bars connect the transition knobs with the cornering knobs for stability and predictable hard cornering. This downhill version uses their CAP technology—it's an extra layer of material that runs from bead to bead for puncture and pinch flat protection. And, the STICK-E rubber rocks a slow-rebound ratio that acts as a suspension, allowing the tread to conform to the trail rather than bouncing off of it. Kenda must be doing something right, Mountain Bike Action Magazine named it the best mountain tire four years in a row!