Matrix siping gives XDN 2 drive tire an edge
Jul 1, 2003 12:00 PM
Michelin has introduced the new XDN 2 drive tire with Matrix multi-dimensional siping. The benefit of Matrix siping is that the individual tread blocks work together as a solid rib to deliver long, even wear. Matrix siping alone also allows the tread blocks to function independently when needed, incorporating 1,300 biting edges for wet traction and superior performance on hard-packed snow and icy surfaces.
Michael Burroughes, market segment manager for regional, on/off-road, and urban tires, Michelin Americas Truck Tires, said, “The full-depth 25/32" sipes offer superb traction throughout the life of the tire. The sipes run across the tread, from edge-to-edge, and are coupled with multi-dimensional Matrix-designed groove walls for optimum biting edges and water and snow evacuation.”
The new 27/32"-tread-depth tire is being offered in 11R22.5, 11R24.5, 275/80R22.5, 275/80R24.5, and 12R22.5 sizes. For full details, contact Michelin, PO Box 19001, Greenville SC 29602-9001.
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