The Purgatory set the standard for how an All Mountain tire should perform, but with FE Analysis, we've made it even better! Redesigned knobs result in a faster, grippier tire to tackle any All-Mountain excursions.
FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS
We’re the only tire designers
who use Finite Element
Analysis to explore and test
tire tread patterns. We’ll
throw virtual forces at a
specific tire knob structure
to see how it reacts and
performs on various terrain
singletrack to a simulated
Purgatory Rolling Resistance
The 2013 S-Works Purgatory has 20% less rolling resistance, as shown by third party testing at Wheel Energy in Helsinki, Finland.
*Rolling resistance on a steel drum: speed 20 km/hr, weight 50 kg, tire pressure 2.5 bar
The side knobs receive a new shape and siping for more support when the bike is leaned over during aggressive cornering.
number of biting
edges for more ground
penetration and traction.
The new center knobs are
redesigned to decrease
rolling resistance and
reduce flex for better
LIGHTER WEIGHT. FASTER ROLLING. MAXIMUM TRACTION
Through engineering and real-world testing, we’ve redesigned the Purgatory for maximum
performance around a large volume, 2.3-inch width—for both 26-inch and 29er versions.
By applying Finite Element Analysis we have improved traction, increased grip and reduced
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