The Ice Blazer WST1 is a studdable winter tire designed for drivers that demand maximum traction in severe weather conditions, letting you outperform the elements so you can get more out of your winter.
Green technology: Extensive use of enviro-friendly materials that meet the European REACH requirements. Specially formulated compound and polymer blends keeps the rubber flexible for maximum performance in extreme temperatures improving safety and handling in Northern winter conditions, designated with the Severe Service Emblem. Specially blended Silica-Reinforced Formula for excellent grip performance in low temperatures.
Stud sequence: 6-column stud positioning optimized for maximum traction in extreme ice and snow
Mutli-directional high density siping arrangement: Direction tread pattern with aggressive sipes engineered for excellent directional grip on snow and ice while ensuring a quiet and comfortable ride
V-channels: Designed to channel snow, slush, and water for maximum grip in severe conditions
Wide profile design: Designed to maximize contact patch for increased grip, control and lateral stability.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm. This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow. Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.
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