Re: Modern Tires Ruin the Roads
On Sat, 26 Nov 2005 01:00:04 +0100 (CET), Nomen Nescio
>Pebbles catch in the fine sipes of modern tires and are carried in the
>tread. As the tire rolls, they abrade the roadways.
>Earlier tire designs use coarse zig-zag treads that cannot pick up small
>Car manufacturers should specify tire tread designs that do no degrade the
>roads. Only rubber compound should contact the roadways.
You are NUTS. If you are driving in icy/snowy conditions, the finely
siped tire is a NECESSITY. If you have STUDS, that is (possibly) a
different story. Carbide studs damage the road, particularly if you
spin the tires. Nylon studs do minimal damage. Gravel stones, sand and