The AZ610 is equipped with a computer optimized, four channel tread design with bevels that promote water evacuation and maximize ride comfort. An array of four, circumferential grooves encourages rapid water and slush evacuation as well as improving lateral stability for outstanding wet performance. Micro-sipes furnish the exterior channels in order to further amplify winter and snow traction. This tire also includes deep channels that promote water evacuation away from the contact patch for further improved wet performance. In aggressive cornering situations, the AZ610 employs gently sloped shoulder blocks that maintain steering responsiveness. This tire comes with beveled edges that sit between the tire's shoulder and exterior ribs in order to generate extra biting edges for maximum traction. This feature simultaneously helps reduce road noise. The AZ610 delivers a consistently comfortable and quiet ride thanks to its variable center rib, which further lowers noise during fast highway speeds or low speed cruising.