Not every cyclocross course features traditional mud and winter conditions - especially in the early season, dry, fast hardpack courses are very common. For that kind of use, you want a file tread with minimal rolling resistance.
Maxxis fills that need for a fast-rolling file tread optimized for grass and hardpack with their Speed Terrane, a semi-click tire for cyclocross racing and training with minimal, fast-rolling tread in the middle matched with aggressive cornering knobs.
This is a TR "tubeless ready" tire. Match with a tubeless rim and some tubeless sealant and you're ready to go (tubeless-ready tires can also be used with inner tubes, if desired).
Velonews says: "9.2 out of 10" and "Maxxis didn’t skimp on cornering knobs though, and that helps the Speed Terrane perform well in everything from midweek ‘cross practices to singletrack detours."