hahaha You can still get stuck with knobby tires, it's just deeper. My bike was used for a wide variety of purposes (as it was intended). I was amazed at where I could take it off-road. At the same time, it did duty running 90+ all day on the Interstate or leading a pack of BMW sport riders on some serious curvy roads. The knobby tires worked well on the dirt but they were not good on the street. I remember a North Carolina trip years ago. The bike was fitted with aggressive knobbies but I thought I'd forego my big bike and ride the little bike 8 hours on the Interstate anyway. With the big front sprocket, my XCo loved to cruise at 90. That was its sweet spot. Just lock the cruise control, sit back and enjoy. My first stop was about 3 hours into the trip for lunch whereupon I discovered that 9-10 of my knobs had severed from my rear tire at the carcass. That slowed me down and I went back to a dual-sport tire after that trip. .