The outer shoulder is made of large reinforced tread blocks, which increase the amount of surface area contacting the road. This assists with dry performance and cornering.Sipes are thin slits in a treadblock that cut through water of the road surface to gain traction.
The solid center rib provides continuous contact with the road to increase the tires rigidity and stability. This rigid design helps keep you connected to the road during hard braking and acceleration.
The large twin circumferential grooves quickly channel water away from the tire so you maintain better road traction in wet weather. 3D Multiwave sipes were implemented to provide greater wet traction while solidifying the block to help reduce uneven wear..
Tire noise is amplified when vibrations of the same frequency are repeated, magnifying their intensity. Nitto broke up these repetitive noises through calculated variations in the size and position of repeating tread blocks, creating offset frequencies that reduce tire noise.