Rubena tires are constructed with state-of-the-art tire technology to extend tire life, improve safety, and increase performance. The technologies below are present on many of the Rubena tires offered in the United States. For more information on these and other tire technologies, tire construction and compounds, see pages 36-45 of our catalog (16mb PDF file).
[APS] Anti-Puncture System
A band of a special rubber placed between the tread and the carcass decreases the possibility of having a puncture (high structural strength and hardness). It increases the rigidity and strength of the tire crown, and decreases the tire drag while maintaining the adhesive force.
[RS] Reflective Strip
Excellent parameters of reflective stripe warranty high quality of the reflective light during dusk and dawn, during night, during fog and when raining for the whole service life of the bicycle tire. Rubena bicycle tyres with the reflective stripe can use the world-wide valid quality certificate E4 88R-002058, which ensures the quality of the tyre production according to the stated standards and parameters. A reflective stripe on the tyre sidewall – a distinctive safety and aesthetic element increasing the utility value of the product.
[ST] Stop Thorn
Min. 3.5 mm thick rubber buffer produced from a special compound, placed between tread and carcass. Due to its properties prevents from having puncture or cutoff and such eliminates risk of tyre defect while common using. It increases stiffness and strength in the crown area and such eliminates drag while keeping adhesion. Optimal properties are reached by application together with Long Way construction and with reflective stripe.
[STU] Stop Thorn Ultimate
Extremely thick (5mm) rubber buffer produced from a special compound placed between tread and carcass. Thanks to its properties and size it prevents from puncture or cutoff by majority of sharp objects under standard usage. While riding in traffic riders safety is enhanced by reflex stripe applied on every STU tyre. The buffer increases stiffness and strength in the crown area and such reduces drag while keeping adhesion.
[CU] Cut Enemy
A special treated textile is applied throughout the whole tire profile. Its design and position increase the overall stiffness of the tire casing and significantly protects the tire against a side puncture, which reduces the risk of defects. The structure has been designed for heavy duty conditions requiring safety and reliability.
[SDX] SE-Dual Extreme Light Compound
Combination of two compounds – soft adhesive compound (SSC – Grey Line) on sides with well-proven CRX compound both in tread center and base. Combination of these two compounds makes this a great racing tire with low drag for fast riding and excellent grip and control in curves and traverse.
[TS] Tubeless Supra
Rubena Tubeless Supra technology provides three standard ways of usage together with a special
assembly set (see 1 for 3 diagram). Tubeless Supra usage provides higher riding comfort, low drag, high inflating range, and low weight of the set (tire + tube + rim tape) and elimination of tube puncture.
[LC] Liquid Compound
Special latex-based blue liquid sealant used in Tubeless Supra construction tires in order to create tubeless system. It can be also used for classic inflatable tires as preventive and corrective instrument against tube defects.