Ps-sport - Michelin competition tyres dealer

Studding

We can do studding of your tyres. PS-SPORT IS A DEALER OF UGIGRIP STUDS AND EQUIPMENT.

We do studding of the tyres for:

  • passanger cars, light trucks, 4x4,
  • for various kind of machines,
  • cross and enduro motorbikes
  • snow jets, etc.

We do studding also for competition purpose. Thanks to the fact that we are Michelin competition tyres dealer too and we did studding for many well known rally drivers such as Kajetan Kajetanowicz, Leszek Kuzaj, Michał Sołowow or Tomasz Kuchar we have much of experience and our service is on a high level. We use UGIGRIP studs and a special glue and thanks to them tyre studded stay in use for a long time.

 

Studded tyres came into use in France in 1965 and were popular until the 1980s. For nearly 25 years they were manufactured by a series of companies until, on 1st January 1989, Roland Guirado, an employee of Sandvik, bought the group's studded tyre business and renamed it Ugigrip. Today, Ugigrip is the sole manufacturer of tyre studs in France.

Faced with a waning home market, the company set its sights on conquering foreign markets from day one. On 19 May 1998 the company listed itself on the Second Marché of the Paris Stock Exchange, mainly to increase its visibility and retain the confidence of its customers and suppliers. The same year, it set up Vallgrip, a company specialising in cold heading, rolling and bar turning and made it its prime supplier of pins (part of a stud).

 

 

1960s
Studded tyres first appeared in Finland in the 1960s, and quickly gained popularity with motorists in virtually everywhere winter road conditions are particularly hazardous. At the time, tyres had stiff carcasses and treads and were dotted with large, protruding studs designed to crush packed snow and ice.

1970s

While effective in icy conditions, studded tyres provided less traction on dry and rainy surfaces and brutalised bare roads. In response, many countries began imposing severe restrictions on studded tyres and turned instead to salting roads as palliative and curative measures against snow and black ice. Such a move soon proved to be deceptive. Rapidly changing winter weather conditions, skyrocketing costs, polluted groundwater systems and the corrosion of nearby steel and concrete structures prompted public officials to look for other alternatives.

1980s - 90s

As lawmakers struggled to find a solution, tyre manufacturers introduced a winter tyre with high-density sipes that provided tread flexibility even at low temperatures. Likewise, tyre stud manufacturers redesigned their studs. They shortened them to make the tungsten carbide pins protrude just over the face of the tyre, reduced the base diameter, and lightened the bodies. The result was a modern, effective studded tyre that maintained comfort and caused significantly less wear and tear on roads.