(Of a tire) having fabric layers with their threads running diagonally, crosswise to each other. Compare with radial.
- We riders must be aware of the two types of tire construction - the bias-ply and the radial.
- Challenge attendees spent two days with experts who presented information on the latest advances in radial technology and seminars on radial versus bias-ply tire construction, soil compaction and tire durability.
- The company reports that the steel-belted radial tire, has a 30% longer life than a bias-ply tire.
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