Kleber Krisalp HP3: An excellent secondary brand of winter tire
For a large number of end users who take the tire label into account, the wet traction rating of the European tire label has a strong influence on their buying decision (83%).
The tire label is becoming an increasingly important decision factor (+6% in 2 years).
The difference in braking distance on wet roads between label classes B and C can be up to 4 meters.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
Krisalp HP 3 tyre review
Average based on 660 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
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Braking in wet conditions
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Internal noise level
12.06.2020 from Ray Noble Steering and wet road handling improved since replacing the standard tyre fitment.
21.05.2019 from Jane I bought these as they rated well performing across the board. Not top in anything but above everything that was top in at least one area.
The wet grip and braking is fantastic. Performed well throughout the cold months but we had no snow this year to test them.
On warm dry roads the compound or pattern does not allow for an aggressive driving style but I never intended to keep them on in the summer so this was irrelevant to me. They make a noise like driving through standing water in the wet which is strange at first but I wouldn't say generally they were any noisier than my Eagle asymmetric 2 that they replaced.
Did everything I expected from them and will be re fitting them come the winter.
21.03.2019 from McLovin Not big enough to completely cover a horse's head