New Battlecross X10 gets a grip on sand

Oct, 05 2016

New Battlecross X10 gets a grip on sand

Bridgestone has completed the roll-out of its new-generation MX line-up with the launch of Battlecross X10 for sand terrain.

With an advanced new tread design and increased block deformation, X10 promises riders stronger traction, better self-cleaning and higher sideslip control in all types of sandy conditions. 

The new tyre was developed and tested by top riders on the MX competition circuit. By deploying the new design in its mainstream Battlecross range, Bridgestone now makes higher performance on sandy tracks attainable for all riders, from national champions to intermediates and beginners. 

More deformation, more traction 

The key to the X10 traction package is block deformation. The new pattern, with its repositioned low-profile blocks, produces less longitudinal rigidity along the central block area. This lower rigidity allows greater block deformation during rotation, producing more edge effect in the sand. It also improves self-cleaning – adding more grip – as tyre flexing dislodges sand clogged in the tread void areas. 

Compared to its predecessor M101/M102, Battlecross X10 shows significantly stronger traction in sandy conditions with much improved rear grip and stability.i The X10 now completes the new-generation Battlecross line-up and joins X20 for soft terrain, X30 for 

medium terrain and X40 for hard terrain, offering MX enthusiasts of all levels a comprehensive line-up of top-performing MX tyres for all conditions in Europe. 

Battlecross X10 for sand terrain will be available in Europe from April 2017, initially in front wheel size 80/100-21 and rear sizes 100/90-19 and 110/90-19.