The Cobra is another Absalon-Hutchinson collaboration. Sort of a "son of Python" if you will. The knob count is denser to improve tracking and lower rolling resistance in dry loose rocky conditions. The density of the knobs also helps the tire find it's way out of ruts. Again, high side lugs hang on like crazy in the turns. Dual compound Race Riposte ads tread life, lowers rolling resistance on the rolling tread and makes the side knobs grip. Nice honeycomb styling pattern on the sidewalls.