Single Ply Casing
With one layer of nylon wrapped from bead to bead, a single ply conforms well to the terrain and offers a reasonable weight.
A sturdy material is needed to hold the tire against the rim when inflated. Wire is used to ensure the bead will not expand, but wire is also heavier.
A foldable bead also stays tight to the rim but is lighter weight and easier to transport. The bead is created of an Aramid or Kevlar® material.
Threads Per Inch
The number of nylon threads that cross through one square inch of the tire’s casing. Lower TPI provides improved puncture and tear resistance, but also increases the overall weight of the tire. Higher TPI conforms more to the terrain, offering a smoother, more supple ride and offers a lighter weight construction. CST TPI ratings are the threads-per-inch of a single ply casing, as compared to some competitor TPI ratings.
The rubber compound enhances the general performance of a tire, providing greater riding advantage. CST offers two compound formula options – single and dual.
One compound throughout the tread optimized for longevity and performance.
Two compounds comprised of a harder, longer lasting center and a softer gripping corner.
High Protection consists of an extra-thick 5mm layer of rubber between the tread and the casing. Since the rubber has a strong rebound characteristic, debris is more likely to exit the tire than to continue through and cause damage.
Nylon Cap features a thin 0.5mm rubber coated fabric positioned within the casing to provide an acceptable level of puncture resistance. Nylon Cap technology protects the tire from bead to bead, and is used along with EPS puncture protection technology for maximum protection.
Exceptional Puncture Safety
Exceptional Puncture Safety offers an added layer of proprietary rubberized poly-fiber material between the tread and the casing. The tight weave of this lightweight, puncture-resistant layer prevents foreign objects from penetrating the casing and damaging the tube.
Kevlar® Inside incorporates Kevlar® fibers into a 1.5mm layer of natural rubber between the tread and the casing. These fibers resist cuts and tears from road debris, while the extra rubber keeps sharp objects from traveling through to penetrate the tire.
LDP consists of an extra-thick layer of rubber between the tread and the casing. Since the rubber has a strong rebound characteristic, debris is more likely to exit the tire than to continue through and cause damage.
APL features a respectable 0.7mm layer of rubber between the tread and the casing. This additional rubber layer assists in preventing penetration through the tire.