Break the ice with the new ContiFlexStud™
Continental is proud to present the latest innovation in tire technology, the new ContiFlexStud™. It's a whole new type of stud that signifies an exciting revolution in the winter driving experience, developed with Continental’s unparalleled engineering expertise.
The ContiFlexStud™ is a brand-new design. It delivers dramatically reduced road wear, grip on ice, longer-lasting performance over lifetime and less interior stud noise. Just one of those performance factors would be welcomed by drivers who face substantial snow and ice on the roads every winter. To have all four in only one stud, however, makes it an essential partner for the most extreme driving conditions.
If you live in regions with extreme weather conditions every winter, there's no better solution to provide optimal performance and safety.
The hard metal pin achieves a higher intrusion into the ice thanks to the stud’s flexible rubber body which adapts to the road surface. The result is a higher transmission of force from your car and a significant gain of 7 percent grip on icy surfaces.
Standard studded snow tires generate a great deal of road noise. This can make the ride less comfortable for you and your passengers. Using the ContiFlexStud™ reduces interior stud noise levels. Thanks to the advanced rubber encasing the stud body, there’s less metal grinding against the road surface and therefore less noise. We're confident this will be the most comfortable ride on studded snow tires that you'll ever have.
The new ContiFlexStud™ has an outer rubber body which adapts to the road surface. That's a game-changer when the surface of the road is never absolutely level; other types of stud will tear into a paved road and damage it. By comparison, the rubber body of the ContiFlexStud™ causes less road wear because it mitigates the impact of the metal pin at its core. In fact, our tests show a massive improvement in road wear performance by as much as 20 percent.
The radical new design of the ContiFlexStud™ provides yet another benefit, which is superior wear performance matching the full lifetime of the tire. The stud’s rubber body wears down along with the tire’s tread. This allows the stud to maintain the pin’s effectiveness – resulting in better driving safety over the full lifetime of the tire.
How well does this new technology perform on the road? To find out, we asked a group of professionals who know a thing or two about extreme winter conditions – taxi drivers. They were specially selected to test the prototype in real-world situations, and they were impressed with the results.
Christer Mattsson, TABCAB AB, Arvidsjaur Sweden
Fredrik Öberg, Piteå Taxi AB Sweden