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Bridgestone Turanza T001: Technology

New tyres Published the 16/04/2012 by Daniel

A new rubber compound, advanced asymmetric tread design and tension control: To obtain the optimal balance of performance characteristics, Bridgestone uses the most sophisticated technology.

Bridgestone Turanza T001 Tyre Copyright © : Bridgestone

To strike the right balance between grip and rolling resistance, Bridgestone has developed a new Silica rich compound (90%). It incorporates NanoPro-Tech technology which reduces excess heat production caused by the deformation of the compound when rolling.

An advanced tread pattern

Bridgestone Turanza T001 NanoPro TechCopyright © : All Rights Reserved

  • An asymmetric tread design optimises the tyre’s behaviour on the wet (inner face) and on the dry (outer face).
  • Wide circumferential grooves evacuate water and reduce the risk of aquaplaning.
  • Reinforced shoulders improve road contact for both braking and cornering.
  • Sipes in the central blocks inclined at 60° offer an enhanced braking performance and a wider footprint.
  • Grooves (type Helmholtz) reduce the rolling noise.

A complex architecture

Turanza T001 tread patternCopyright © : Bridgestone

  • The stiffer belt combined with a flexible sidewall lowers the rolling resistance.
  • Reducing the amount of rubber used results in a lighter tyre.
  • Low temperature curing ensures an even tension across the sidewall and casing.

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