The center knobs are all heavily ramped to minimize drag, but retain sharp, flat edges along their backs to provide strong braking traction. Small sipes give the knobs additional flexion, increasing their surface area during braking and aiding the transition to the edge blocks when cornering. C-shaped edge blocks alternate between being closer and farther away from the center line of the tyre. This pattern reduces vagueness when transferring from the center tread to the cornering tread. A distinct channel along either side of the center knobs – along with ample spacing between all lugs – helps to clear debris.