Missoula, Montana—home of the Adventure Cycling Association and tons of beautiful rolling terrain where the word "road" can mean just about anything. Designed to be confident and nimble on loose surfaces, the MSO is the tire of choice for getting off the beaten path. The small but well-supported knobs create a tactile tread that provides excellent handling when things get loose, but surprisingly fast on hard pack and pavement. If you ride a lot of dirt, mostly dirt, or all dirt, this is the right tool for the job.
- Aramid Bead
- Kevlar Bead to Bead Belt
Tubeless-ready tires are compatible with both tubeless-ready and standard rims. When the tire is mounted on a tubeless-ready rim with special tubeless rim tape, valve, and sealant, the tire and rim form an airtight chamber that no longer requires a tube. This lets you run lower tire pressure with less fear of pinch flats and without the added weight of a tube. Lower tire pressure has many benefits, including greater traction and lower rolling resistance over rough surfaces. The tire can also be used with a tube if you mount it on a standard, non-tubeless-ready rim.