Hands down one of the best 26 inch racing tires available on the market. Lightweight and unique tread pattern is what makes the Racing Ralph close to perfect for it's task. The inline, but off-center middle tread pattern rolls fast and grips at slight lean angles. Wide channels between the center knobs and shark tooth, U-Block sides knobs provide good shedding ability. These side knobs provide traction while cornering, but are not too squared off and aggressive to maintain speed and agility. Added Snake Skin barrier adds almost no weight but prtects the sidewall from damage on rough terrain.
The lightweight carcass is incredibly durable for a tire in this weight class. Tubeless design at 550 grams make this tire race ready as well as a good lightweight, all mountain choice.