If you have to choose 1 tire for any type of terrain from hard pack to loose to 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. Kenda must be doing something right, Mountain Bike Action Magazine named it the best mountain tire 3 years in a row! Plus, it's UST compatible, too, for awesome traction!