WINTERCONTACT TS 860 Tyres
Boasting improvement on an already fantastic winter tyre. The biggest and impressive feature is the braking. When braking on wet wintry roads the TS860 will perform 5% better than the TS850, equally as impressive on ice in which braking distances are improved by 4%. Figures 4% & 5% may not look massive but this improvement on a multi award-winning tyre is fantastic. The test show the millage and rolling resistance to be the same as the TS850.
These improvements are made possible by the use of the new Cool Chilli compound; the compound has a high silica content, which reduces braking distances due to its damping characteristics. Other new technology continental use is a special high performance resin that maintains the flexibility of the compound at extremely low temperatures. To improve the water drainage even more, continental have develop what they call “Liquid Layer Drainage”. This is a drainage channel, which is moulded into the tread block giving fast water dispersion.