Rubber "Gislaved Nord Frost 5" - reviews and description
Few know that the prototypeautomotive rubber "Gislaved Nord Frost" was a German tire "Continental Winter Viking". Taking as a basis the design of these tires, the Swedish developers have supplemented it with the best qualities of controllability and maneuverability. By the way, the fifth series of tires "Gislaved Nord Frost" is also produced in Germany (and, strangely enough, at the same plant as the "Continental"). But how good is the rubber for the Russian conditions "Gislaved Nord Frost 5"? Feedback will help us understand this issue.
What are its features?
Swedish tires Gislaved Nord Frostcharacterized by a high level of quality and efficiency. In the production of each product, the company uses modern technologies, so that such wheels serve for a long time and without interruption. But it was not without special features in the development of "Gislaved Nord Frost 5". The drivers' comments specifically mention the presence of special spikes of "diamonds" on the tread made of hard-alloy materials. They, in contrast to the products of competitors, have longer facets, due to which the frequency of their falling out on the asphalt road surface is reduced to zero. As the test drives show, a car with such wheels demonstrates a minimum stopping distance, which can only be compared with the Finnish "Nokian". Listing the advantages of rubber "Gislaved Nord Frost 5", the drivers' reviews also note the special location of the tread and lamellas, which allows the tires to quickly eliminate the accumulated snow in them.
What details were borrowed from the German rubber Continental Winter Viking?
But these tires have very little in common. First, the tires "Gislaved Nord Frost 5" also have a blocking of the tread portion under lateral influence. And secondly, when they are produced, the "Nordic Silica" technology is also used. In the rest it can be assumed that these are two different models. Even the protector is not the same for them. The Swedish novelty is symmetrical, while the German product has an asymmetric arrangement of lamellas and patterns.
How does the rubber "Gislaved Nord Frost 5" behave on the road?
Experts say that when you hitthe ice cake this tire allows the car to keep a confident course at a speed of up to 90 kilometers per hour. When the speedometer "hundred", in the cabin, surprisingly there is no extraneous noise and noises. With a sharp braking the car does not go at all, and this, in turn, guarantees security. The driver will always be sure that his car will be well managed under any conditions on any stretch of the road. However, there are also negative characteristics of this tire. And they are observed when driving on cleared asphalt. Despite the fact that the Swedish spikes have a special composition and placement on the tread, they are not able to provide the car with maximum controllability. The machine becomes less controllable and maneuverable. In addition, the risk of prolapsed spines increases. But, as the test drive showed, the difference between the transition from one roadway to another is minimal, so do not give up buying a Gislaved Nord Frost tire, especially since in Sweden there are almost the same winter conditions as in Russia.