radial tire

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radial tire

n.
A pneumatic tire in which the ply cords extending to beads are laid at approximately right angles to the center line of the tread.
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ra′dial tire′


n.
a tire in which the plies or cords run from one bead to the other at right angles to both beads.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.radial tire - pneumatic tire that has radial-ply casingradial tire - pneumatic tire that has radial-ply casing
pneumatic tire, pneumatic tyre - a tire made of reinforced rubber and filled with compressed air; used on motor vehicles and bicycles etc
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Tyre choices include a 12-ply 7.5x15 radial or a 14-ply 7.5x15 bias-ply.
It features standard telescopic forks with 41 mm inner tubes, a swing arm with a monoshock, and 17-inch alloy rims fitted with a 100/80 bias-ply tyre upfront and a 140/60 radial tyre at the rear, both of which are tubeless.
CTP makes bias-ply and radial tyres, stamped and roll-formed steel wheels and tyre and wheel assemblies for non-automotive clients, as well as power transmission belts and related components for industrial clients.
More costly, harder to construct, and less forgiving than its bias-ply cousin, the radial tire nearly disappeared from sight until Michelin stepped in and developed and commercialized it.
Most sites say that bias-ply tires flat-spot but radials don't, implying there's no need to jack up your vehicle for storage if your tires are radials.
In the 1960s, Americans drove on bias-ply nylon cord tires that provided perhaps 20,000 km of service before wearout.