Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Deployable Studs in Nokian Snow Tires Are Super Cool!

To celebrate the 80-year anniversary of inventing winter tires, Nokian came up with an exciting snow tire concept with deployable studs. From Nokian's press release, "With a press of a button, the driver can bring out the studs to improve the grip of the tyre. When the studs are not needed, they can be retracted back into the tyre." This is super cool! As someone who's had Nokian Hakkapelita studded tires in his Winter ride, I'd be psyched to try these out. Let's hope that these concept tires will be commercially viable some day soon!