Two years of working with the best downhill and free riders in the world. Richey Schley's comment on the outcome - You created a monster! The wedge shaped shoulder lugs provide progressive cornering repsonse. Helps maintain speed in the corners. Ramps in the centre area roll up quickly and bite the ground when braking. New APEX sidewall reinforcement and a two- ply carcasss make the Emperor's torsion and puncture resistance better than ever. The 2.4 carcass qualifies it as an agile weapon made for the headset World Cup track. Handmade in Germany. Constructed from 6 plies, totalling 360 tpi. Weight: 1150 grams.