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Waht is the difference between Shwalbe’s Basic compound and Performance compound tyres?

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Asked by: Roger Pfettscher

What is Addix compound?

Addix Soft, orange identifier: a compound for Enduro and Downhill as well as for challenging all mountain and trail riding. It also impresses when used in combination with other Addix tyres – more speed: Soft on the front, Speedgrip on the rear. Or more damping: Ultra Soft on the front, Soft on the rear.

What is Addix Speedgrip?

Addix Speedgrip (blue logo and stripe) is a versatile compound that can be used for everything from cross-country to all-mountain riding. This compound is 62-percent more durable, has 35-percent more grip and a 12 percent increase in rebound damping relative to Pacestar.

What are tyre compounds?

Tyre compounds refer to how hard or soft the rubber is on a particular type of tyre – and they introduce a critical variable to the Formula 1 tyre equation. On any given weekend, drivers can choose from soft, medium and hard compounds for dry weather conditions.

What is Schwalbe Speedgrip?

The Speedgrip is Schwalbe’s most universal compound found on an abundance of tread patterns. This tire compound is a little softer than Addix Speed which allows for more grip, but slightly more rolling resistance. Tires with the Speedgrip compound will have a Blue line on them.

What is addix performance?

ADDIX PERFORMANCE



Very durable rubber compound, very versatile. Like Speedgrip it is a universal compound for MTB tires in the Performance Line.

What is Schwalbe Super Trail?

Super Trail



The construction is designed to combine moderate weight and reduced rolling resistance with high cornering traction and puncture protection. A stable carcass with two layers on the side wall and three layers under the tread. Fabric layer over the entire tire together with APEX for additional protection.”

How do I know what compound my tyres are?

For better identification of such tires, look at the tyre treadwear reading (hyperlink tyre treadwear reading with How to read a Tyre’s Sidewall article) on a particular tyre – if it reads 200, chances are the tyre is a soft compound type.

Are hard or soft tires better?

Softer tyres yield more grip but they wear away faster. Harder tyres yield less grip but they will maintain it for longer. Sometimes track conditions may favor one compound over the other, for example when the track is very hot the hard compound sometimes equals the medium in grip, but it is rare.

What’s the difference between soft and hard tires?

The harder tyre (referred to as the “prime” tyre) is more durable but gives less grip, and the softer tyre (referred to as the “option” tyre) gives more grip but is less durable.

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What are the tire compounds in F1?

F1’s tyre suppliers have chosen the middle three tyres in their range: white-banded C2 hard compounds (x2 sets), yellow-banded C3 medium compounds (x3 sets), and red-banded C4 soft compounds (x8 sets).

What is tire rubber made from?

Synthetic Polymers



The two main synthetic rubber polymers used in tire manufacturing are butadiene rubber and styrene butadiene rubber. These rubber polymers are used in combination with natural rubber.

What material is used for F1 Tyres?

They are made from a mix of synthetic rubber, natural rubber, and other fibers. Each compound added offers a different performance characteristic. The tires are constructed layer by layer and then cured in a press under high heat and pressure to form the tire.

Which F1 tyre is fastest?

C5 is the Compound 5 tire. It is the quickest compound that Pirelli has in its arsenal. This tire can run on all circuits that require high speed. As these tires are the fastest available tires, they are the least durable tires and develop graining quite quickly.

Why do F1 tires wear so fast?

F1 tires wear so fast because drivers use as much of the tire’s grip as they possibly can throughout the race. This means the tires are constantly working at high temperature and are subject to rapid degradation in return for reliably high levels of grip through the corners and along the straights.