The specific carving with longitudinal and transverse grooves enables excellent expulsion of water from the tread in contact with the ground and reduces to the minimum the possibility of aquaplaning. The connection between the longitudinal and the curved transverse channels enables the expulsion of water both at the front – through the large longitudinal channels – and at the sides – by means of the curved transverse channels – which collect the water from the central areas of the footprint and convey it outwards, discharging it at the sides of the contact patch. Compared with slicks, thanks to the choices of external profile and structure, the Rain tyres have a larger footprint in the direction of movement to increase the resistance to aquaplaning.
Attention: Using excessively low pressures would bring about the breaking of the tyre due to excess force on the sidewall and bead unseating from the rim.
The use of nitrogen or dry air to inflate the tyres means that the variation in pressure, as the temperature increases due to use, is limited, meaning greater precision in deciding optimal conditions of use.