We're sure the founders at Minnesota based Teravail have experienced plenty of cracked pavement and construction zones along the rural roads around the Minnesota countryside, and fortunately, their challenges inspired them to create the Lickskillet Premium Tire. We've all had rides that find us turning optimistically onto a quiet country road only to discover that this year, the powers that be have made the disappointing decision to re pave it with chip sealed gravel. By that point, it's too late to turn around, so you push through what used to be one of your favorite shaded, winding climbs with tired hands, silently begging your tires to last for just a few more miles without flatting. Designed to be used on roads where the word paved is applied loosely, the wide, plush tires are constructed with 120TPI and designed to be run at lower PSI than standard road tires, tubeless or clincher. Teravail carefully shaped the Lickskillet's low profile tread to provide traction in inclement conditions while ensuring it maintains a low rolling resistance to behave like a road specific tire. For a little extra reassurance, Teravail also includes a layer of flat protection, hoping to cut down the number of days when ill intentioned road debris interrupts your ride.