THE NEW TRIPLE COMPOUND:
MINIMUM ROLLING RESISTANCE, MAXIMUM CUT RESISTANCE
A completely new compound, the OneStar triple compound, was developed specifically for extremely low rolling resistance. "In recent years there have been major developments in compounding, without which such rubber mixes would not have been possible. The new triple compound is based on special polymers that have only recently become available," reported Markus Hachmeyer, Senior Product Manager. As a result Schwalbe has achieved a great improvement in the familiar trade-off between rolling resistance, wet adhesion and durability. The technicians have subjected innumerable rubber mixes and more than 50 prototypes to laboratory tests and practical trials.
However, the OneStar triple compound is not only faster, it also delivers the good grip we all appreciate – and it is also more cut-resistant than previous compounds. This makes the tyre significantly more puncture-resistant. The tread contour with its more robust tyre shoulder also helps to make the tyre more reliable.