The MK2 isThe fastest andgrippiestTire available for dirt jumping and urban riding. It featuresthousands of MicroKnobs, each having a ramped leading edge forThelowest rolling resistance possible.The updated MK2 invertsThe centertread section for greater durability. folding bead C3 compound forTraction and durability 545 grams (2.1) and 580 grams (2.25) approx.
Strengths: light weight, excellent grip, quiet on pavement.
Weaknesses: not sure how long they will last on pavement compaired to the MAXXIS 2.5 HOOKWORMS that I always run. I see Intense makes a new mico knobby with inverted center knobs. I will try them when I wear out current tires.
Purchased the Micro Knobby's in SLO last weekend on sale and thought I'd give them a try. I do most of my mountainbike riding on Vandenberg A.F.B. climbing up and down radar sites in remote locations on the California central coast. The roads to the sites have no traffic on weekends and are very tight and twisty! I broke in the new Intense Micro Knobby's and they were incredibly grippy. I felt faster on these new tires and will buy them again!