Are you looking for the best winter tyres to buy this year? The Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 will not disappoint you. They are non-studded winter tyres that are designed to provide supreme driving and safety. If you want to feel much of the difference that winter tyres make as compared to all season tyres, they are the tyres you need to buy. They feature fantastic grip and control. Even when track control is off, they allow for well controlled drifts when pushed. You will also appreciate the fact that the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 are very quiet tyres. They might be the quietest winter tyres you will ever buy.
The secret to the best performance that the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 tyres have is the technology that they are made of. They feature Nokian-invented and patented Hakka sipes that present multiple biting edges to the snow as the tread flexes when you are driving on the road. The sipes form some sort of denser mesh. The siping is also sharply angled on the shoulder tread blocks to provide greater handling and lateral grip. Whether you are driving on a wet, snowy or icy road, it will be almost impossible to slide and veer off the road when driving a vehicle that has these tyres.
Another technology worth noting about the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 tyres is the grip claws. In the grooves of the tyres between the tread blocks, there are a set of sharp edges that provide better grip when you are driving in deep snow. There is also a stiffened center rib in the tyres that ensure greater stability when you are carrying heavy loads in your vehicle. You can drive them through three to four inches of deep snow without finding it to be an unpleasant experience.
Since any weakest point of any studless tyre is creep, Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 is designed with the cryo-crystal concept that solves this problem. A kind of sharp crystalline particle is embedded into the tyre to act as grit in the tread compound and enhance ice grip. This tyre also boasts a high-silica tread compound that features a lot of natural rubber. The manufacturer says that using a lot of natural rubber puts a positive effect on winter grip when you are driving your car in extreme conditions. The natural rubber remains stable across a wide range of temperatures, something that makes this tyre not only perfect for winter but also summer.