In 1984 Tom Ritchey was the first to appropriate road tire technology for MTB tire design by introducing higher TPI and more compliant rubber compounds. While he pioneered trail specific tread patterns, Vector Force Analysis technology for MTB tires was developed. The result was the first ever rotation directional specific tire; soon thereafter he applied this technology to the first front and rear tire specific treads. 30 years later, Tom refined this technology and applied it to the Comp Trail Drive tires. Featuring a wider, reinforced casing to handle a more aggressive terrain, the Bite is Ritchey's newest offering for all mountain riding. Because of its wide space, low profile center tread it offers a lower rolling resistance and good self cleaning properties. In addition the larger side knobs provide nice cornering grip.
Comp Trail Bite 29" Features:
- front or rear, rotational specific wide spaced tread, with low profile center section for fast rolling and side knobs which bite into the terrain for excellent control when cornering
- 57mm Casing width - a true 2.25 inch wide trail tire