R-Tech construction utilizes several design features that work in concert to provide enhaned tire performance.
The 5 rib tread design incorporates numerous features to provide for stability, traction and treadwear.
Coupled silica tread compound for wet traction without sacrificing tread wear. An optimized polymer matrix allows the compound to remain pliable at lower temperatures while contributing to lower rolling resistance.
Four 'stepped' circumferential grooves resist hydroplaning at higher speeds and provide gripping edges for increased traction on soft surfaces.
Nylon is strategically placed in a manner to resist flat spotting for improved ride quality and balanced, even treadwear for long life.
The computer designed configuration of the tire sidewall includes an extended bead filler for improved handling response, lane change and cornering ability.
The wide center elements provide for improved steering response and a 'road-connected' feel while contributing to increased start-up traction.
The open shoulder design utilizes lateral slots and strategic siping to create biting edges for all-season traction, improved wet cornering performance and excellent handling in snow.