The Shield is Ritchey's great all-around 29er performer. Its low-profile tread gives you good traction and control whether you're acceleration in loose stuff or braking in corners. Speaking of corners, the Shield uses a dual compound tread, so you have a harder rubber in the middle for straight-line speed and longer wear, with softer rubber up on the shoulders for confident leaning. It's also tubeless ready.
Front or rear use
Size: 29 x 2.1
Weight: 554 grams
Tubeless/sealant kit sold separately