More versatile than a standard file tread, the limus knobs make off-camber sections and soft ground cornering a step ahead of a normal file tread. a really fast tire that can handle damp as well as dry. The open tubular casing is supple, and with latex tubes, as good as it gets for a CX clincher.
In comparison to the Kenda Happy Medium, the Chicane is far more supple and smoother on the course. Train on the former, race on the latter.
One caveat, cornering requires faith on the Chicane. There are no transition knobs-these tires slip before grabbing on hard corners.