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Michelin Comfort Cord S. S. DR

  • The Double Rivet tread design was developed in 1924 and used on the Michelin Bibendum Cable Confort S. S.
  • The term Comfort Cord S. S. is simply the English translation of Cable Confort, which is descriptive of it’s low pressure construction.
  • The DR Comfort Cord is an Early Michelin Bibendum crossply tyre.
  • We strongly recommend fitting Reinforced Michelin inner tubes with the Double Rivet Comfort Cord.

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Michelin DR

Double Rivet

Increased service life of the Michelin D.R. tyres

Michelin's incorporation of wires into the bead in 1925 led to an improvement in tyre retention on the rim. The Michelin DR also benefited from two major innovations prior to their creation: - the introduction of carbon black in 1917 which led to a five-fold increase in tyre service life - the appearance of layers of textile cords parallel with each other in the tyre's carcass, which gave rise to the so-called "cable" tyre in 1919 and the "cable confort" in 1923, the first low pressure car tyre (2.5 bars 36 psi).

Michelin Double Rivet

"Double rivet" or D.R. is in fact the name of a tread pattern which first saw the light of day with the first generation of tyres for motor cars, beaded edge tyres. This tread pattern was retained for first tyres with bead wires in 1925. This tread pattern, with its old-fashioned appearance, was truly revolutionary at the time. It was also the inspiration for the first radial tyres.

Michelin D.R Tyres

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