Yokohama utilizes the latest in tire technology, including the
use of Orange Oil, on the AVID Ascend touring all-season tire. Designed for a variety of coupes, sedans, minivans
and crossovers, the Ascend is engineered to provide all-season traction, a longer treadlife, and a lower rolling
resistance for better fuel mileage.
Orange oil technology is a new technology that uses oil extracted from orange
peels. The basic principle behind the technology is that it improves the bond between the different types of rubber
in the tire to enhance treadlife, traction and fuel efficiency. We have found many drivers stating that this new
technology has indeed made this an excellent overall tire.
Dry road surface traction and cornering are increased through the larger tread
blocks on the outside shoulders and the Interlocking Tapered Center Rib. They combine to add responsive steering
and greater stability throughout the speed range. Tread Block Bridges not only add to the tire's stability, but
they also help in reducing tread noise. The multi-pitch tread design further eliminates noise and makes for a very
On wet or snow covered surfaces, the tire's four deep cross & circumferential
grooves along with adaptive 3-D siping around the tread enhance traction and increase overall performance. The
sipes biting edges provide more grip on snow and ice, while the circumferential grooves evacuate more water from
under the tread and reduce the risk of hydroplaning. The result is more confidence driving in any type of rough
Inside the tire you will find two steel belts that are spirally wrapped with nylon
for added reinforcement and improved durability. Yokohama includes up to an 85,000 mile tread guarantee depending
on the tire's speed rating.
Dry, wet and snow traction and handling are excellent
One of the quietest touring tires you'll find anywhere
Lower rolling resistance increases fuel mileage
Outstanding treadlife and an 85,000 mile warranty
Softer sidewall on T speed rated models
Yokohama produces some very good tires throughout their lineup, but this new
Ascend is one of their best yet. It provides the performance that the company advertises. Traction and handling on
dry, wet or snow covered roads is excellent. The tire (especially in H & V speed rated sizes) provides
responsive feedback that leaves you feeling in complete control.
Outside tire noise is virtually non-existent on this model. The ride is smooth,
and cornering performance is very good for a touring tire. We did find other drivers mentioning the T speed rated
tires have a softer sidewall, so if you like a little more spirited driving performance you may want to consider
getting the stiffer H and V speed rated tires. The tread features a lower rolling resistance and many drivers have
commented on improvements in fuel mileage. Finally, the treadlife is long on this tire, and Yokohama provides a
first-class warranty. Overall, an outstanding choice in touring all-season tires.
The Ascend comes with a 5-year or 85,000 mile tread warranty on T speed rated
models, 5-years or 75,000 miles on H speed rated tires, 5-years or 65,000 miles on V speed rated tires. All models
have a tire uniformity guarantee for the first 2/32 inch of wear.
Materials and workmanship are warranted for 5-years and include free tire
replacement during the first year or first 2/32 inch of wear. The amount is prorated for the remaining time period
or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.
Yokohama also gives a 30-day test drive in which you can refund or exchange the
tires if you are not completely satisfied.