New General Tires Offer All-Terrain Toughness

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The General brand from Continental Tire is making a big splash in early 2018 with two new products.

Its first is designed for the ultra-high performance summer tire segment, and an update to the brand’s benchmark all-terrain tire.

The UHP tire, the G-Max RS, is available as of Feb. 1 in 50 sizes for wheels with 16- to 20-inch diameters.

The all-terrain tire, the Grabber A/TX, launches March 1 with options for both raised white lettering and a black sidewall.

Travis Roffler, Director of Marketing, says the G-Max RS is made for enthusiasts and designed to round out the General line. It’s the first time in his dozen years with the company that General has offered a UHP summer tire.

The tire features:

Stabili Tread technology, which provides a larger footprint and optimized pattern stiffness to promote even wear.

Smart Grip technology offers a strong center rib for crisp steering response. The stable shoulder blocks provide grip, and the tire’s silica-rich summer compound and directional tread grooves ensure wet grip.

Smart Monitor technology is a visual indicator to help drivers know when it’s time to replace the tire. The words “Replacement Tire Monitor” are visible on the tire’s center rib. When the tire wears to 2/32 of tread depth, the indicator transforms to read “Replace tire.”

The Grabber A/TX is an aggressive all-terrain tire designed for off-road capabilities and durability, and a balance of on-road performance. The tire replaces the Grabber A/T2.

The Grabber A/TX features an aggressive and bold style, and solid white lettering is available in 27 key sizes. Its DuraGen technology provides long, even wear with cut and chip resistance. Traction notches offer additional grip in dirt and snow, or any loose surface, while stone bumpers help release stones and debris.

The Grabber A/TX will be available in 40 sizes total: 27 LT-metric sizes ranging from 15- to 20-inch diameters; 10 flotation sizes ranging from 14- to 20-inch diameters; and three metric sizes for 16- to 20-inch wheels in widths up to 305mm. Overall, there are 11 new sizes that weren’t available in the Grabber A/T2 lineup.

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