The Pika tire was made for backroads. Before the Pika, gaining traction on gravel roads was a true feat. Now, it's child's play. Ramped center knobs roll fast on loose gravel, and u-shaped shoulder knobs dig in on the turns. The Pika comes in 700x42c and is equipped with EPS puncture protection.
EPS = Exceptional Puncture Safety offers an added layer of proprietary rubberized poly-fiber material between the tread and the casing. The tight weave of this lightweight, puncture-resistant layer prevents foreign objects from penetrating the casing and damaging the tube