All-season classic improved – the Nokian Tyres Noktop 21 drive axle tread is renewed

For decades, Nokian Tyres Noktop 21’s traction, self-cleaning properties and versatility on challenging surfaces has made it the trusted go-to traction tread for commercial use. From the beginning of 2024, the classic tread gets new features – while keeping its first-class properties.

From February 2024, Noktop 21 gets a new look and new features. While the time-proven rubber compound, tread pattern and two-layer Cap/Base structure remain, it now has broader width range of 240–280 mm, added stud holes for every width, clear product markings for identification as well as 3PMSF marking as proof of safe winter use.

“By creating new molds and adding some improvements we gave the classic tread a fresh start”, says Teppo Siltanen, Product Manager at Nokian Heavy Tyres. “With the new 280 mm width, the Noktop 21 range covers the most popular tire sizes very well.”

Clearly marked classic

Over the years, the Noktop 21 drive tread has become something of a legend in the transport industry. Its good self-cleaning properties and remarkable traction have earned the trust of people working on wintry roads. Its tread pattern has also been copied by many other manufacturers.

“Earlier versions of the Noktop 21 tread had a distinctive white stripe, which we later had to leave out for manufacturing reasons”, Teppo Siltanen says. “Now, the renewed Noktop 21 has clear markings with model number, country of origin and winter symbols to prove it is the real deal!”

Optimized for all-season use

Retreading makes sense – both economically and for the environment. Particularly in the Nordic countries most heavy tires get a second round of use with quality retreading.

“For all-season general use, you cannot beat the two-layer Cap/Base structure of the original Noktop 21,” Teppo Siltanen says. “The tread profile changes over the winter to become suitable for summer use. And with the new molds and features, the Noktop 21’s success continues.”

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Further information:

Teppo Siltanen, Product Manager TBR, Nokian Heavy Tyres
teppo.siltanen@nokiantyres.com, tel. +358 10 401 7709

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