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Michelin rolls out BFGoodrich UHP, light truck tires

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Michelin North America Inc. introduced two new BFGoodrich brand tires this week during a ride-and-drive event near Salt Lake City, Utah: the BFG g-Force Super Sport A/S ultra-high performance passenger tire and the BFG Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 light truck tire.

The g-Force Super Sport A/S will be available in 29 sizes this October, ranging from 15 inches to 20 inches in diameter.

The tire contains three compounds -- one for dry handling, one for wet handling and one for snow handling -- under the BFG brand's Multi-Grip Tread Technology banner. The compounds "are positioned side-by-side across the gripping surface of the tire," say Michelin officials.

The BFG Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 light truck tire is designed for rock climbing and other rugged applications. Sizes will be rolled out in two phases, the first starting this September and the second starting in September 2008.

The tire contains BFG's Krawler TEK technology that consists of agressive sidewall lugs, cut- and chip-resistant sidewall compounds and sidewall cords "that are up to 33% stronger than the previous Mud-Terrain T/A KM tire. These advancements allow for more bite and sidewall protection, along with increased strength and resistance to bruising caused by rocks and rough trails."

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