- What is the Structure of a tyre?
- How to read a sidewall?
Provides traction in a variety of conditions, and resists wear, abrasion, and heat.
Protects the tyre against impacts with curbs, etc. This is also where the sidewall markings can be found which tell you important information regarding the tyre.
Provide a firm base for the thread, which allows for good gas mileage. The plies also provide centrifugal and lateral rigidity to the tyre, while being designed to flex sufficiently for a comfortable ride.
Clamps the tyre firmly against the wheel rim.
Made up of thin textile fiber cables bonded into the rubber. These cables are largely responsible for determining the strength of the tyre.
Formulated almost impermeable butyl rubber, replaces the inner tube in modern, tubeless tyres. Check your air pressure monthly, as some air loss occurs over time.