It may be the legendary Challenge ride quality that initially brings you knocking at the Fango 33 Tire's Tubular door, but the mud voiding, confidence inspiring tread pattern is what'll convince you to stay for coffee. The Fango's handmade 300 TPI Super Poly casing is what you'd expect from Challenge: lightweight and supple, providing responsive handling and a smooth ride quality. It's hand glued in a tubular sandwich that incorporates Challenge's PPS Puncture Protection System a durable layer of material provides that added bit of protection so you don't have to worry about flatting. Unlike most treads that have blocks of different sizes and spacing to accommodate a certain type of terrain, the Fangos have a center aisle of knobs that have been scooped out like a corn chip. This increases the tire's contact points and provides a reservoir to deal with mud and moisture on the course. The 33mm footprint capitalizes on these advantages for the extra traction needed to launch that last minute attack in wet conditions. Another integral design characteristic that you'll notice about the Fango's tread is in the shape of the side knobs. These knobs have a special curve to them, which means they don't all follow in the same line. It may be that part of the knob slips out on a patch of particularly slick grass, but the shape means it covers lateral ground as well, so it minimizes the chances of losing all traction in a turn. Confident cornering, especially in muddy conditions, could spell the difference between finishing and winning.