I liked the tread design as it is similar to the Clement MXP or Challenge Grifo. I wanted a tubeless tire that worked on loose and tacky terrain, I will use this tire on the front no matter what conditions I race, It has yet to wash out unexpectedly on any surface. Feels more supple than any clincher I've used and also less sensitive to tire pressure variance. Rolls great and UCI compliant width for those racing World Cup rounds. Love it.