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The tread pattern design of Proxes TR1 blends form with function to provide outstanding performance with an individual identity.
Innovative new wear indicators allow enthusiastic drivers to take advantage of exceptional handling and grip throughout the life of the tire while also enhancing the environmental impact of reducing waste.
Features and benefits
Zigzag & Taper Groove Ensure water drainage and traction edge
Twin Open Slit Ensure water drainage
Slant Groove Ensure water drainage
Wide Groove Ensure water drainage
High Stiffness Rib & Taper Slit Ensure grip and stability during cornering Ensure and traction edge
Circum Sipe Ensure grip during cornering
Special Wear Appearance Visualization of wear progress
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
Proxes TR1 tyre review
Average based on 52 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
30.05.2022fromDavid Hardiman Huge difference with the new Toyo Tires compared to the older ones I had on the car. These are the best tires I have ever used.
09.12.2019fromSebastian Dysarski Good tire soft side wall so corners are average. But overall good price was okay wouldn’t pay more
14.11.2019fromJoe I drive an SW20 MR2 on (almost) original tyre sizes (Rear 225/50/15 and Front 205/50/15), so my choice is limited. For over a decade I've used the original Proxes as they were pretty good all-rounders and good value.
The new version are very good in the dry - communicative and grippy, you can feel the back end start to let go and everything is progressive and fun. However, the tread pattern gives me zero confidence in the wet as the pattern is in a v direction on one side of the car and a ^ direction on the other. Not a mistake, the "Outside" markings insist this way round. This has to have a huge impact on clearing standing water as the tread is reversed on one side of the car, so I have zero confidence in the wet as each side of the car will behave differently. Bring back the old style that were ^ all round please!