Bead Type - there are two main types. Kevlar/Folding Bead (lighter and ca be folded so riders can put them in their jersey pocket or hydration pack incase they rip their sidewall) and Wire/Steel Bead (heavier, cheaper, not as strong or portable, and more difficult to mount on a rim).
Rubber Durometer - is the measurement used by the rubber industry to identify a the harness of rubber. This is important as the tire's durometer effects the grip, how fast the tire will wear, and if the knobs on a tire flex.
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