Cracks in the rubber caused by the cold

The rubber used in Competition and Hypersport tyres has a breaking point of 1, which occurs at temperatures below 5°C. When subjected to low temperatures, the tyres may suffer irreversible damage. This can result in damage to the tread, making the tyre unusable.

 

1 temperature at which the tyre loses all elasticity and will break.

 

Our recommendations

• Never handle the tyre in temperatures below 5°C so as to avoid any damage or deformation (MICHELIN Power Slick Evo, MICHELIN Power Cup Evo).
• Make sure the tyre has been stored at a temperature above 10°C for at least 24 hours before taking it off or putting it back on the wheel.
• If you notice any cracks in the rubber, the tyre should not be used.
• Never handle the tyre in temperatures below -10°C so as to avoid any damage or deformation (MICHELIN Power RS, MICHELIN Power SuperMoto).

Pressure recommendations

 

Reaching the correct temperature

The tyre needs time to reach optimum performance level, enough for the internal temperature to rise from 50°C to more than 100°C.

 

Every time you take your bike out, ride the first kilometres at a modest speed to allow the tyre to reach the ideal temperature for the best grip.