Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 Review, BEST for Snow & Wet Surfaces
Bridgestone presents the new Blizzak LM005, a winter tire that increases safety on snow or wet surfaces.
Bridgestone has developed a product that wants to meet the needs of motorists traveling in snow or wet conditions, which therefore require high safety in every situation. It’s called Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 and is the first winter tire in Europe to have the classification “A” in wet braking.
People who are used to traveling by car on snow-covered or wet roads in winter know that it can be particularly dangerous. Just find ice or a very hard layer of snow to lose grip with the car or simply lose direction. Bridgestone wanted to meet this kind of need of motorists to try to make winter safer because, in fact, it has become a particularly unpredictable season from a meteorological point of view.
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 is the new tire offered by the brand to tackle roads during the winter season. In the field, obviously, all the latest technological discoveries developed by the Japanese tire brand. Space therefore for a high silicon content, for example, to improve the flexibility and deformation of the rubber so as to mold according to the roads it encounters. This compound is called Nano Pro-Tech. But at the same time, the tread design for this type of tire is very important, because it has the obligation to cling well to the snow piled on the road.
The tread, therefore, has a mix of 2D and 3D blades along its entire surface, while along the shoulders the number of notches has been increased in order to ensure that the rubber finds grip even in poor grip conditions. The zig-zag carvings in the center close the conversation to break the veil of water and the snow formations. A result already obtained from this tire, which can be objective and a safety indicator, is the classification with the letter “A” of the European tire label referring to wet braking.
Yes, because the main feature is that these tires are perfect in the wet. Often many people who wear winter tires in the coldest season, the snow never see it. So Bridgestone has decided to focus on a tire that has excellent performance on the snow, but that in the wet manages to give its best. Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 represents the perfect compromise. In a few months they will come out on the market, so for prices, you have to wait again.