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TUBELESS TIRE BENEFITS

Comparison of
rolling resistance Comparision of rolling resistance


Low rolling resistance has a lot of advantages to list - riders can reach top speed more quickly, maintain that speed longer, and keep their legs fresher for the finishing sprint, among others. The tubeless construction of the Formula PRO series cuts rolling resistance by 20% compared to traditional tubed tires. Tubeless tires also tolerate a wider range of pressures, which can increase comfort and reduce exertion.

Comparison of time to pressure loss after puncture Comparision of time to puressure loss after puncture


Tubeless tires integrate the air-sealing layer into the tire, and even punctures caused by foreign objects when riding do not result in the kind of hole propagation that occurs with conventional tubed tires, so that pressure loss is comparatively gradual in most cases. When pierced by a plunger with a diameter of 1.7 mm, the time required for internal pressure loss was roughly ten times as long. For this reason, small punctures often stay small, greatly reducing the chances of wrecks.

Comparison of
natural leakage Comparision of natural leakage


Because the butyl rubber air-seal is integrated with the tire, the air volume contained by it and the rim on Formula PRO tubeless tires have almost no natural leakage compared to conventional tubed tires. This eliminates the need to top off tires every day, so you can hop on your bike and ride without worrying about maintenance. And when mounting tubeless tires, there's obviously no inner tube to get caught between the bead and rim, eliminating one of minor annoyances, the burst tube.



NR-TEX(NATURAL RUBBER) INNER AIR SEAL SYSTEM

NR-TEX(NATURAL RUBBER) INNER AIR SEAL SYSTEM To bring the advantages of a latex tube to a tubeless tire, IRC developed a new high-elasticity tire liner based on natural rubber which offers lower energy loss, reinforced with silica. Despite being slightly poorer at retaining air than the butyl rubber used for typical liners, air retention is sufficient, especially for tubeless construction.


NR-TEX(NATURAL RUBBER) INNER AIR SEAL SYSTEM


RICE BRAN CERAMIC COMPOUND
RICE BRAN CERAMIC COMPOUND RICE BRAN CERAMIC COMPOUNDRice Bran Ceramic is, as its moniker suggests, derived from simple, ordinary, everyday rice. What we do to it, however is anything but. Rice bran (or the outer husk of an individual rice grain) is ground to a fine powder, mixed with a thermosetting resin, and super-heated. When cooled, the block is pulverized to create millions of porous, ball-shaped structures with semi-rigid fingers extending in all directions. These Rice Bran Ceramic "balls" are then kneaded with the rubber and molded into tires. The spikes which extend from the RBC reach out and grab the uneven road surface for increased traction while the pores will wick water from the road surface to create a larger tire-to-road contact patch.
CROSS GURAD BELT
CROSS GURAD BELT A tread under layer with 40 x 40 tpi (thread per inch) cross-woven mesh fibers puncture resistance by 47% (compared to other IRC products).


CROSS GURAD BELT
INTERNAL AIR SEAL
INTERNAL AIR SEALTo fight casing air- seepage and offer an additional level of protection against air loss due to casising trauma, IRC applies a butyl coating to the inner wall of their tubeless tires. The inside application of IAS also aaloows the tire to be repaored with a glue type patch kit.
PINCHFLAT RESISTANT SYSTEM
PINCHFLAT RESISTANT SYSTEMIRC offers this Pinchflat Resistant System for extreme mountain
bike riders. This extra defense against pinch flats trouble is
achieved through the application of a rubber cushion inside the tire casing above the bead.
HYBRID TREAD COMPOUND
HYBRID TREAD COMPOUND Outer and inner tire treads are designed to perform different tasks. IRC takes this thinking one step further by constructing outer tracks of a cornering specific compound while a second, unique material is applied the center tread. The result... a rubber combination that is custom tuned for stable cornering and increased traction.
ACTIVE COMPOUNDING CONTROL
IRC original technology that analyzes needed characteristic from field and situation used, and gives the best performance for compound.
MICRO GUAGE INNER
MICRO GUAGE INNERMost other conventional tubeless ready tires doesn't have air seal layer on the inner wall of the tire, but IRC insures better air seal with applying thin air seal layer on inner wall of the tire. That's why IRC's tubeless ready tire is able to inflated without using air compresser most of the time.
USAGE
USAGE

The Usage Scale is your guide to matching an lRC tire to your preferred terrain and riding style. Read the scale as a range, with the highlighted cell indicating optimum use. A highlighted cell falling in the middle of the range indicates that the tire is equally suited for the condition at each end of the range. Keep in mind that this is only a guide as lRC tires work well in a variety of conditions.