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The best way to move through water
There’s a lot we can learn from nature. Take shark skin for example: At first glance, it seems almost slippery. But when you look closer, you’ll find a structure that is similar to multiple interlocking teeth – called dermal scales. This skin texture can even be felt: When stroking a shark from head to tail, the skin is smooth. But in the opposite direction, it’s very rough. As a result, sharks can move incredibly effectively through water; with less resistance when compared to other marine animals.
The dermal scales of a shark also have grooves running across them. These are the source of inspiration for our innovative Shark Skin Technology to provide maximum aquaplaning safety when using Uniroyal tyres.
Our tyres with Shark Skin Technology
The Uniroyal summer tyre RainSport 3 is the first tyre featuring Shark Skin Technology. Inspired by the grooves on sharks skins‘ dermal scales, the tread structure improves how water passes through and is dispersed. This reduces the resistance, while also keeping the tyre on the road. The result? Optimum aquaplaning resistance and safer handling.
Uniroyal. A brand of Continental.
RainSport 3 is a summer tire, which is ideally suited to harsh weather conditions. Uniroyal, the brand known for its rain tires, developed a tire model that performs very well on wet roads, making driving safer. The modern tread design ensures quick water removal from under the front of the tire. A wet road is not a threat to a car fitted with RainSport 3 tires. The model has been designed for mid-range cars and SUVs.
The car "sticks" to the road and performs safely when cornering, as the tread of RainSport 3 has many 3D grooves and elastic shoulders, which ensure a better grip. These features are particularly important during heavy rain. The car behaves reliably, responding well to the driver's commands and the drive is safe. The manufacturer is strongly focused on the maximum safety of drivers, therefore it has used a special rubber blend designed to improve grip.
Protection against aquaplaning:
When designing this model, the manufacturers were inspired by a water predator, so the model uses a unique shape of water-draining grooves that is similar to the structure of shark skin. The innovative solution and fine grooves that regulate the flow of water ensure excellent performance on wet surfaces. The shape of the tread prevents the loss of grip when the car drives over, e.g. a puddle. As a result, drivers using RainSport 3 are additionally protected against aquaplaning.
RainSport 3 tires have a top-class wet grip category, marked according to European standards with the letter "A". This is very important information for drivers who want to drive safely and to feel confident behind the wheel of their cars. The asymmetrical tread pattern used in RainSport 3 increases the area of the tire’s contact with the ground, whereas the uniformly distributed pressure reduces the wear of tires and corrects any misalignments.
Uniroyal is a well-known producer of excellent rain tires. The company is owned by the German concern Continental, which produces top class tires. In addition to Uniroyal, Continental owns also other brands, including Barum, Semperit, Sportiva and Matador.
We have been collecting information about this tyre for 1910 days. In that time we have received 632 reviews. The total distance driven by our customers is 5609000 miles.
The highest rated parameter is: flange durability.
This tyre was reviewed by users driving usually in the city.
This tyre was reviewed by drivers who assess their driving style as moderate.
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The tyres recommendable especially in wet weather, they were created for such weather conditions. Good lead on dry and wet asphalt, relatively quiet. On the previous generation of Uniroyals I drove even on winter, the bit problem was only on the ice. The only minus for is me that you can not go faster than 90mph, becouse about 100 – 105 mph gently vibrates the steering wheel. Compare to Bridgestone Turanza ER 300 on which I also rode there was no such problem that it was but please notice that was premium class tyre. Uniroyal is a mid-range tyre but it is very close to the premium class. The tyres look really great because of their unique tread pattern When it comes to consumption, driving only the season, so far I have not noticed a bigger consumption. However, I noticed that their grip and braking in dry and wet weather conditions is great. The Uniroyal tyres will not disappoint you. Maybe for such car as mine, I have a BMW and Mercedes rather I should have bought something from higher class but those tyres are ideal in my opinion . In summary, if you can afford to spend more money or you have a very fast car you can buy something better (unless you are driving mostly around the city, then it is not of great importance), The Uniroyal – RainSport 3 tyres are one of the best value for money.What is more, you will feel safety and that is the most important thing. I do recommend these tyres to everybody.
The biggest negatives of my previous tyres wich they were Continental Contisport 3 was incredible sensitivity to ruts into the road and problem in steering. The Uniroyal RainSport 3 tyres solved these problems. They stick to the road even in the most demanding weather conditions and dosen’t generate any vibration.I had absolutely no problems with balancing, wheel alignment or steering.The resistance is comparable to the width of the tyre and is typical for any brand tyre, that is without reservations. The tyres are quite soft that can be felt during fast driving, but does not interfere with normal using. They are very comfortable and pattern tread look very nice and sporty. I cant complain about regarding behavior on dry and wet surfaces,simply brilliant, which is not surprising in the case becouse Uniroyal is considered the inventor of the rain tyre. While driving on a highway in Croatia I've encountered biggest rain I ve ever seen while driving a car.. Despite the fact that the wipers could not keep pace.and the road looked like a riverI could boldly go 70-80 mph risking nothing. The tyres did't lose contact with the road even for a moment and ideally would discharge the water from under the wheels and there was no problem with aquaplaning. I recommend these tyres.
Excellent purchase. Very good quality to price ratio. The Uniroyal RainSport 3 tyres my brother recommended me who has the same 17 inch model and is also very happy. I drive mainly in a city and I have nothing to complain about regarding behavior on dry and wet surfaces, they’re getting on very well even at speeds of 80-90 mph.They are quite loud but propably becouse of tread pattern and also of the old bearings, surely it also depends on the car and its attenuation. I drove on them about 7000 miles and I can’t complain, there are absolutely no wear signs apart from a few cuts from glass or are any sharp stones but until today I have not damaged any tyre. The Uniroyal RainSport 3 tyres look great even on my crooked alloys wheels. I drove normally, I don't prefer sporty or aggressive driving. The tyres are perform very well and stick to the road even in the most demanding weather conditions and dosen’t generate any vibrationI can easily recommend the Uniroyal RainSport 3 tyres and other models from this manufacturer to every driver. The best value for money priced.
The tyre with good value for money. For the price we get a mid-range product that perform on the wet condition the same or even better as tyres Michelin Energy Saver or ContiPremiumContact 2. When it rains you just do not need to slow down. Not removing hands from the steering wheel when we hit a rut full of water. On a dry surface it is also fine, but dry conditions are doing practically all the tyres. Volume tyres do not mind but I can not judge it objectively. It is rather comfortable tyre. The sides of the tyres are soft and feel it in faster cornering. Appearance tyres on big plus. This is not the most important factor, but if on the occasion of the tyre looks nice on the car is worth highlighting. In my opinion besides Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta it is probably in the order of second best-looking tyre. I recommend especially for those who are looking for comfort tyres with excellent value for money and good behavior in the wet.
The tyre is supposed to class A on the label when it comes to wet grip. Unfortunatly that's not true. When you drive into a puddle the ESP system has really a lot of work. The Uniroyal RainSport 3 are very soft tyre a big plus of that is driving comfort. The tyres beats when it is cold but when they catch the right temperature it's all good. The class A for wet grip for this tyre is rather a joke.I use them from the second half of March I have them in the second half of March I also have some doubts about the TWI indicator. Its basically the blob, which indicates that the water does not easily escape from under the tyre which often resulted in the phenomenon of aquaplaning. It was quite dangerous on the road. Just to be clear, I drive usually in a city, do not drive professionally or sports, usually expresswayi and highways. In my opinion the price is very attractive so the choice is yours! I hope It was helpful
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