— Carbon fiber technology used by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is shifting into high gear with the company's new, ultra-high performance Eagle F1 All Season tire. Shipments of the new tire to retail outlets are scheduled to begin this summer, with consumer availability in July.
The key to the Eagle F1 All Season's performance is its high-tech carbon fiber-reinforced inner and outer sidewalls. The carbon fiber helps stiffen both sides of the tire to help maintain enhanced contact with the road during hard turns. It earned its "All Season" name by offering traction in the rain and snow.
According to Bob Toth, Goodyear's marketing manager, auto tires, "The Eagle F1 line provides precise control, crisp handling and effective dry traction. The new Eagle F1 All Season completes the circle by offering traction on dry, wet, and snow-covered roads.”
Additionally, the new Eagle F1 All Season incorporates Goodyear's patented TredLock Technology, consisting of a series of cups and domes between the tread grooves. As the tire experiences the forces of a turn, the cups and domes lock the tread elements together to help stiffen the tread area and keep more rubber on the road.
Other important features include: A layer made with DuPont KEVLAR.
A silica tread compound.
Goodyear's PermaBlack Compound, an innovation that helps keep the sidewall looking new throughout the life of the tire.
A rim flange protector.
Dual zone directional tread.
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