Cross-block Sipes

The Cross-block sipes on the ribs of the tyre's centre area work in two ways. Near the outer shoulder, the Cross-block sipes work together with the stiffer rib, providing stability for all conditions. The more heavily articulated Cross-block sipe on the rib next to the inner shoulder ensures soft road contact, reducing rolling resistance and noise level. The angle and groove volume of the Cross-block sipe that is diagonal to the rib have been optimised.

On wet roads, the Cross-block sipe is also doubly effective at preventing aquaplaning. On road contact, it stores water and accelerates the flow of water into the main grooves.

This innovation is used in these products

Summer tyres