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Thread: Combination tires: both radial and bias ply?

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    Combination tires: both radial and bias ply?

    If both radial and bias ply tires have both their benefits and drawbacks
    why not them together?
    I mean a tire with both radial and diagonal (bias ply) reinforcements?

    Altough I've heard that racing radial tires are actually slightly bias ply tires as their reinforcements are slightly angled.

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    As you noted they already take advantage of both approaches.
    Once you start adding cross ply the tyre is no longer a radial

    BUT, you can't have "pure" radial and crossply and expect that 1+1 = 2
    it's like saying water is good for your skin and talcum is good for your skin and then mixing the two and expecting it better -- it doesn't
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matra et Alpine View Post
    As you noted they already take advantage of both approaches.
    Once you start adding cross ply the tyre is no longer a radial

    BUT, you can't have "pure" radial and crossply and expect that 1+1 = 2
    it's like saying water is good for your skin and talcum is good for your skin and then mixing the two and expecting it better -- it doesn't
    +1, just for the example.
    I guess you tried it yourself
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