Smooth, supple, and speedy.
Tires, more than anything else, dictate how your bike interacts with Mother Earth, so it's important to choose the right ones. The goal is to achieve the highest amount of grip while maintaining the lowest amount of rolling resistance, all with a tread pattern and tire width that are best suited to the terrain you ride most often. Vittoria's Peyote TNT 29-inch tires nail this happy medium. They're light, fast, and they corner well, especially on hard and dry terrain, thanks to low-profile lugs and large corner knobs that afford gobs of grip in corners.
Tread doesn't tell the whole story, though — the casing underneath is almost as important. Vittoria TNT casing is made from a cloth with 120 TPI, which makes it significantly more supple than burlier DH-style tires for increased grip and feel that maintains plenty of strength. The sidewalls are also reinforced with nylon in order to minimize cuts and pinch flats, even if you're running tubeless. The Peyote TNT is equipped to be ridden with tubes or without, as you prefer.