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MTB TECHNOLOGIES

A tyre consists of a casing, rubber, a bead and a tread.

CASING

A tyre’s casing is made up of  threads, the thickness of which varies according to the range to make the tyre, robust, flexible, efficient and lightweight. The more threads there are, the finer they are, making the tyre lighter. On the contrary, the less threads there are, the bigger they are, making the tyre stronger.
TPI (Threads Per Inch) refers to the density of threads per inch.

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USE : XC Race
3x150 TPI casing providing performance and flexibility without compromising on strength thanks to the very high-density reinforcement ply . Exclusively for XC competitions.

RANGE : MICHELIN Jet XCR

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USE : XC
3x110 TPI providing lightness, endurance and strength thanks to the very high-density reinforcement ply.

RANGE : MICHELIN Force XC

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USE : All Mountain / Trail
3x60 TPI casing which is lightweight, durable and robust with a very high-density reinforcement ply.

RANGES : MICHELIN Force AM and MICHELIN Wild AM

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USE : Enduro
3x33  or 3x60 TPI casing specifically  designed for Enduro.

RANGES : MICHELIN Enduro tyres

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ROBUSTNESS, LIGHTNESS, RUBBER COMPOSITIONS

Rubber is one of the key components of a tyre. It provides different performance characteristics according to its composition.

3 levels of rubber composition :

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TRI-COMPOUND
A combination of three different rubber compounds providing different performances. Available in the Competition Line.

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BI-COMPOUND

A combination of two different rubber compounds  providing different performances. Available in the Competition and Performance product lines.

MONO-COMPOUND

Available in the Performance and Access product lines.

 

2 RUBBER SERIES

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Series of rubbers which combine different performance characteristics: grip, performance and durability.

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Series of rubbers specifically designed for Enduro use on the front tyre, which offer outstanding grip.

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ROLLING EFFICIENCY, GRIP, OTHER TECHNOLOGIES

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Tyres with the E-Bike Ready label can be fitted on electric bikes (25km/h).

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UST Tubeless Ready tyres can be mounted without an inner tube, providing :

  • a tubeless wheel is used
  • the maximum pressure is not exceeded
  • sealant is added
  • the tyre pressure is checked before each ride

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On mixed and muddy terrain, Enduro or DH riders often need to cut their blocks to improve grip and steering precision. MICHELIN responded by designing and patenting a new generation of tread which makes it easier to cut the blocks and ensure consistency, saving a lot of time (MICHELIN Wild Mud Advanced and MICHELIN Mud Enduro).

PINCH PROTECTION

Reinforcement on the bead to absorb energy where pinch flats occur (MICHELIN Wild Enduro Rear and MICHELIN Force Enduro).

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