Sumitomo presents a new Nordic tire

Sumitomo continues to extend its line of Nordic tires, and this season the Falken Winterpeak F-Ice 1 model, which was presented last year, is going to be joined by the Falken Winterpeak F-Snow 1.

Falken Winterpeak F-Snow 1
Falken Winterpeak F-Snow 1

The new Falken tire received a directional tread pattern with branching channels, which is meant to quickly evacuate the hard-packed snow that gathers at the edges of the grooves. According to the company, this type of design allows the tire to stay effective on both deep and hard-packed snow, as well as on slush-ridden city streets.

Cross-Point Grooves
Cross-Point Grooves

The tread blocks contain multidirectional 3D Miura-Ori Sipes, which increase ice traction, while maintaining the necessary block rigidity. The sipe density was increased; also, the sipes are present in a larger number of tread blocks now, which ensures efficient snow and ice braking performance, while their shape prevents uneven wear.

Miura-Ori 3D Sipes in Multi-Directional Positioning
Miura-Ori 3D Sipes in Multi-Directional Positioning

The tread compound with a high content of silica and plasticizers is produced in accordance with a new technology, thanks to which the rubber compound fits snugly around irregularities of the rim and remains supple even at very low temperatures. In order to make it easier for the motorists to tell between the tires of Scandinavian and European types, changes have been made to the European labeling system this year, and the fact that the new Falken model can be used in Nordic winter conditions is evidenced by the Ice Grip sign in the bottom right corner of the label.

The Falken Winterpeak F-Snow 1 is manufactured in 31 sizes ranging from 175/65 R15 to 245/40 R19 with a T speed index. In accordance with the European labeling system the new tire received «C/D» for fuel efficiency, «D/E» for wet traction, and «B» for noise level.

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Falken Winterpeak F-Snow 1

  • Available Sizes in Line: 31
  • Year Released: 2021
  • Regions for sale: Europe
Falken Winterpeak F-Snow 1

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