PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — TBC Corp. has added a studdable winter tire, the Ice Edge, to its Sumitomo-brand portfolio.
TBC, which holds the exclusive North American distribution rights for the Sumitomo brand, said it will offer the Ice Edge in 57 sizes, in 14- to 20-inch rim diameters, ranging from 175/70R14XL to 265/50R20.
The T speed-rated tire is marked with the Rubber Manufacturers Association's Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake symbol, indicating it's designed for severe snow performance.
Among its features are:
- Specially formulated tread compound tuned to perform in low temperatures;
- Proprietary Sumitomo 3D sipe technology that maximizes tread "bite" on snow and ice; and
- Lifetime replacement for workmanship and material defects.
The Ice Edge is the only winter fitment in the Sumitomo-brand portfolio. The tires are produced by Japan's Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd.
TBC did not disclose any pricing information.