Designed for tough winter conditions, the Observe G3-Ice combines excellent performance with driving comfort. For areas that experience severe winters, this tire can be studded for added traction on ice and compacted snow. Optimized stud hole placement delivers better traction and a quieter ride with fewer studs. Observe G3-Ice shown with winter studs. Pinned to accept TSMI #11 stud.
Observe G3-Ice is a studable winter tire designed for optimum traction and braking on ice and snow. Consistent performance throughout the tire’s life makes it ideal for use in extreme winter weather conditions. Excellent in the most extreme weather conditions, Observe G3-Ice has a directional tread pattern to provide the best possible lateral road holding, even in the most difficult conditions. An optimised stud hole design offers exceptional stud retention and improved acoustic comfort.
Circumferential Stud Distribution increased to 20 lines
Excellent ice performance from optimised stud distribution throughout tread section
Fully complies with latest Scandinavian Tire +amp, Rim Organisation regulation, reducing stud density to a maximum of 50pcs/m2 from 1st July,2013
Walnut Shell Microbits
Microbits dig in and bite into hard ice surfaces to provide superior grip
Environmently friendly natural material
Gear shaped edge of stud hole
Edge effect on ice +amp, snow surface provides added grip
Saw Tooth Edge Block
Saw tooth edge grabs onto surface snow for extra traction
New Softer, High-Silica Compound
Ensures tread blocks remain flexible in lower temperatures
Enhances wet braking and handling even in lower temperatures
Optimized Stud Hole Placement
Improves road contact and traction with fewer studs
Reduces noise, resulting in a quieter ride
Large U-Shaped Tread Blocks with Saw-Tooth Edge
Grab onto the snow for better traction and braking
Gear Edge Design at Stud Hole
Provides better traction during cornering and braking
Improves traction as ground walnut shells dig and bite into the snow and ice
Environmentally-friendly natural material
High Density 3D Multi-Wave Sipes
Increases tread block rigidity for better ice traction
Reduces irregular wear, resulting in a more comfortable ride
Improves traction on ice and compact snow during cornering, braking and acceleration
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.
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