Ride to hell or glory.
'Cross is fun because it's unpredictable, messy, and chaotic, but you don't want to make it even tougher than it has to be by rolling on the wrong tires; too slick and you'll end up on your teakettle, too knobby and you'll feel like you're pulling a trailer behind you. Vittoria nails the perfect balance with the Cross XC Pro TNT Clincher Tire, which employs an Aramid Racing 3D rubber compound to keep you rubber-side down without adding so much resistance that you'll think you're pedaling through a sandbox. You can run it tubeless if you prefer, courtesy of Vittoria's Aramid Tubeless Talon bean (TNT tires feature 120 threads per inch, so you'll sacrifice a little bit of suppleness of the 150 TPI non-tubeless option), and the clincher design makes the Cross XG affordable and easy to maintain.
- Aramid Racing 3D rubber
- Aramid Tubeless Talon bead
- 150 (non-TNT) or 120 (TNT) TPI