The i*Pike RS2 offers improved ice traction with an optimized stud pin arrangement that improves traction performance and minimizes noise as well as a groove edge that maximizes the sipe edge. To add even more grip, a 2-in-1 shoulder block was added, as well as a high ice grip partial silica compound. The i*Pike RS2 can handle wet and dry roads too, with an ultra-high tensile steel belt as well as high-flexible bead rubber. This helps minimize vibrations for a comfortable ride. This tire includes metal studs to improve traction on hard-packed snow and icy surfaces. They are not recommended on wet or dry surfaces and often only legal during certain times of the year.
The Hankook Tire group is a South Korean tire company. Based in Seoul, South Korea, the Hankook Tire group is the 7th largest tire company in the world.