Rice Bran Ceramic is, as its moniker suggests, derived from simple, ordinary, everyday rice. What we do to it, however is anything but. Rice bran (or the outer husk of an individual rice grain) is ground to a fine powder, mixed with a thermosetting resin, and super-heated. When cooled, the block is pulverized to create millions of porous, ball-shaped structures with semi-rigid fingers extending in all directions. These Rice Bran Ceramic "balls" are then kneaded with the rubber and molded into tires. The spikes which extend from the RBC reach out and grab the uneven road surface for increased traction while the pores will wick water from the road surface to create a larger tire-to-road contact patch.
RBCC compound provides incredible wet-weather traction.
The RBCC tread compound shows a 4 percent reduction in rolling resistance with a 7 percent boost in road grip when compared to our competitors’ tires.
The 2017 Formula Pro Tubeless Series features an all new rubber mixing technology. Based on the feedback from our professional riders, we enhanced wet grip capability, reduced rolling resistance by 10%, and improved handling through the application of our new generation RBCC material formula