Hankook Winter I*Pike Tires
The Hankook Winter I*Pike is a touring, winter tire made for passenger vehicles and SUVs. The steel belt construction stabilizes the tread elements, which enables the tire to prevent tread flexing. Avoiding the extra pressure build-up of tread flexing ensures even wear across the tread area, actively resisting irregular wear formations and lengthening the service life.
The detailed directional tread design and the winter tire compound enhance the winter weather performance. The high-density siping placement firmly grips the road surface with extra biting edges, optimizing the ice and snow traction. The compound keeps the rubber flexibility in freezing temperatures. The angled lateral grooves prevent hydroplaning. This tire is pinned for studs, which enhance the ice and snow traction when added to the tread.
The Hankook Winter I*Pike increases the controllability. The stronger internal structure and the optimal tread’s center rib maintains the surface contact while the tires are in motion, which boost the steering responsiveness and the driving stability. This results in a quicker and more precise steering response, while the structure is secured against the driving pressure affecting the model. The tread block stiffness and the high-density siping placement firmly grip the road surface and generate friction at the moment of braking. This allows the tire to significantly shorten the braking distance, even when performing on ice- and snow-covered road surface conditions.
- ControllabilityThe maintained surface contact and the optimal tread design increase the handling and the overall braking capability during the performance.
- SeasonThe high-density directional tread design and the winter compound boost the winter weather traction and hydroplaning resistance in winter conditions.
- Longer tread lifeThe strengthened internal structure allows the tire to improve the pressure distribution and elongating the usability by avoiding tread flexing.