The patch of rubber on each tire contacting the road while you ride. Generally the size of the palm on your hand
The part of the tire that's actually touching the road.
The portion of the tire that makes contact with the racing surface. Various chassis and tire adjusments can be made to maximize the contact patch.
The total surface area of a tire that makes contact with the pavement.
The contact patch is the term given to the small portion of the tire that makes contact with the racing surface. This is one of the more important elements of a driverâ€™s success, different modifications to the carâ€™s body and tires can help the driver get a good contact patch.
the portion of a tire in touch with the ground. corncob: a cassette in which each cog is only one tooth larger than the previous one. Also called a straight block. criterium: a mass-start race covering numerous laps of a course that is normally about one mile or less in length.
The part of the tire that actually touches the track.
Area of contact of a tire with the ground.
The area of tyre tread in contact with the road at any given time. This varies during acceleration, braking and cornering. It can be affected by tyre pressure, temperature, compound and tread design.
The area of the tire that makes direct contact with the surface of the road.
The area of contact of a tire with the road surface when the tire is supporting the vehicle weight.
The area of the tire's tread that is in actual contact with the ground. (See Footprint) Harmonic marking Markings on wheels and tires that allow match mounting to cancel tire and wheel runout, minimizing vibration.
A Contact patch is the term applied to the portion of a vehicle's tire that is in actual contact with the road surface. The shape of a tire's contact patch can have a great effect on the handling of the vehicle to which it is fitted. Specifically, for the type of wide tire fitted to many modern performance cars, a contact patch that is wider than it is long will increase the tendency for the vehicle to 'tramline' or follow uneven road contours.