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.
• 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.

 

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.