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MICHELIN BIB MOUSSE™: Off-road solution to motorcycle tyre puncture

Tyre punctures can be a serious problem when you ride off-road. By eliminating it, you no longer risk getting stuck in the middle of a run. Thanks to MICHELIN Bib MousseTM, our innovative puncture proof solution, you can enjoy your rides to the full.

Which tyres is MICHELIN Bib MousseTM suitable for? Where can you buy it? And how do you fit it? Read on to find out.

What is the MICHELIN Bib MousseTM?

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MICHELIN Bib MousseTM is the Michelin's off-road solution to tyre punctures, with an unmatched record: 36 victories in the Dakar since 1983, 22 world titles in Enduro, 7 world titles in MX.

As a great innovation of the off-road segment, the MICHELIN Bib MousseTM eliminates the risk of a tyre puncture.

How is this possible?
MICHELIN Bib MousseTM is not a puncture proof inner tube. It is an innovative foam-based technology that you insert between the rim and the tyre instead of a classic inner tube. Because of its foam composition, it can't go flat! It is lighter than a reinforced inner tube and provides a pressure equivalent of 0.9 bar.

With MICHELIN Bib MousseTM you can enjoy your off-road rides* without worrying about tyre punctures.

*MICHELIN Bib MousseTM is only designed for off-road use and is non-road legal.

The benefits of MICHELIN Bib MousseTM

EXCELLENT LONGEVITY

The MICHELIN Bib MousseTM with MICHELIN Bib MousseTM Gel, is conceived to fit perfectly inside MICHELIN off-road tyres for excellent longevity and robustness.

OPTIMIZED GRIP AND HANDLING

The MICHELIN Bib MousseTM is designed to enhance the performance of MICHELIN off-road tyres for grip and handling.

Which is the right MICHELIN Bib MousseTM for my tyre? 

Click on the range of tyres you have to find out which MICHELIN Bib MousseTM is suitable for you:

MICHELIN Bib MousseTM for TRACKER RANGES

Click on the product to see the corresponding MICHELIN Bib MousseTM.

MICHELIN TRACKER

FRONT TYRE - MICHELIN TRACKER 

 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tyre dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M15

80 / 100 - 21

21 UHD

 

REAR TYRE - MICHELIN TRACKER

 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tyre dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M18

140 / 80 - 18

18 UHD Large

M18

120 / 90 - 18

18 UHD Large

M22

100 / 90 - 19

19 UHD

M199

110 / 90 - 19

19 UHD

MICHELIN Bib MousseTM for STARCROSS RANGES

Click on the product to see the corresponding MICHELIN Bib MousseTM.

MICHELIN STARCROSS 6 SAND 

FRONT TYRE

 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tyre dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M15

80 / 100 - 21

21 UHD

 

REAR TYRE 

 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tyre dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M22

100 / 90 - 19

19 UHD

M199

110 / 90 - 19

19 UHD

MICHELIN STARCROSS 6 HARD

FRONT TYRE - MICHELIN STARCROSS 6 HARD

 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tyre dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M16

90 / 100 - 21

21 UHD

 

REAR TYRE - MICHELIN STARCROSS 6 HARD

 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tyre dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M199

120 / 80 - 19

19 UHD

MICHELIN STARCROSS 6 MUD

REAR TYRE - MICHELIN STARCROSS 6 MUD 

 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tyre dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M22

100 / 90 - 19

19 UHD

M199

110 / 90 - 19

19 UHD

MICHELIN STARCROSS 6 MEDIUM SOFT 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tyre dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M15

80 / 100 - 21

21 UHD

M16

90 / 100 - 21

21 UHD

 

REAR TYRE - MICHELIN STARCROSS 6 MEDIUM SOFT 

 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tyre dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M14

120 / 90 - 18

18 UHD

M18

100 / 100 - 18

18 UHD Medium

M22

100 / 90 - 19

19 UHD

M199

110 / 90 - 19

19 UHD

M199

120 / 80 - 19

19 UHD

MICHELIN STARCROSS 6 MEDIUM HARD

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tyre dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M15

80 / 100 - 21

21 UHD

M16

90 / 100 - 21

21 UHD

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tyre dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M14

120 / 90 - 18

18 UHD Large

M18

100 / 100 - 18

18 UHD Medium

M22

100 / 90 - 19

19 UHD

M199

110 / 90 - 19

19 UHD

M199

120 / 80 - 19

19 UHD

MICHELIN STARCROSS 5 SAND

FRONT TYRE - MICHELIN STARCROSS 5 SAND

 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tyre dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M15

80 / 100 - 21

21 UHD

M16

90 / 100 - 21

21 UHD

 

REAR TYRE - MICHELIN STARCROSS 5 SAND 

 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tyre dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M22

100 / 90 - 19

19 UHD

M199

110 / 90 - 19

19 UHD

MICHELIN STARCROSS 5 SOFT

FRONT TYRE - MICHELIN STARCROSS 5 SOFT  

 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tyre dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M15

80 / 100 - 21

21 UHD

M16

90 / 100 - 21

21 UHD

 

REAR TYRE - MICHELIN STARCROSS 5 SOFT

 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tyre dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M14

120 / 90 - 18

18 UHD Medium

M18

100 / 100 - 18

18 UHD Medium

M22

100 / 90 - 19

19 UHD

M199

110 / 90 - 19

19 UHD

MICHELIN STARCROSS 5 MEDIUM 

FRONT TYRE - MICHELIN STARCROSS 5 MEDIUM 

 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tyre dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M15

80 / 100 - 21

21 UHD

M16

90 / 100 - 21

21 UHD

 

REAR TYRE - MICHELIN STARCROSS 5 MEDIUM 

 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tyre dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M14

120 / 90 - 18

18 UHD Medium

M18

100 / 100 - 18

19 UHD

M18

100 / 100 - 18

18 UHD Medium

M22

100 / 90 - 19

19 UHD

M199

120 / 80 - 19

19 UHD

M199

110 / 90 - 19

19 UHD

MICHELIN STARCROSS 5 HARD

FRONT TYRE

 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tyre dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M16

90 / 100 - 21

21 UHD

 

REAR TYRE

 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tyre dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M199

120 / 80 - 19

19 UHD

MICHELIN Bib MousseTM for  ENDURO RANGES

Click on the product to see the corresponding MICHELIN Bib MousseTM.

MICHELIN ENDURO MEDIUM

FRONT TYRE - MICHELIN ENDURO MEDIUM

 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tyre dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M15

90 / 90 - 21

21 UHD

M16

90 / 90 - 21

21 UHD

M16

90 / 100 - 21

21 UHD

 

REAR TYRE - MICHELIN ENDURO MEDIUM

 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tyre dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M14

140 / 80 - 18

18 UHD Large

M18

120 / 90 - 18

18 UHD Medium

MICHELIN ENDURO HARD

FRONT TYRE - MICHELIN ENDURO HARD 

 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tyre dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M15

90 / 90 - 21

21 UHD

M16

90 / 90 - 21

21 UHD

M16

90 / 100 - 21

21 UHD

MICHELIN ENDURO XTREM

REAR TYRE - MICHELIN ENDURO XTREM

 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tyre dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M14

140 / 80 - 18

18 UHD Large

M18

140 / 80 - 18

18 UHD Large

MICHELIN Bib MousseTM for DESERT RACE RANGES

Click on the product to see the corresponding MICHELIN Bib MousseTM.

MICHELIN DESERT RACE

FRONT TYRE - MICHELIN DESERT RACE

 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tyre dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M16

90 / 90 - 21

21 UHD

 

REAR TYRE - MICHELIN DESERT RACE

 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tyre dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M02

140 / 80 - 18

18 UHD Large

MICHELIN DESERT RACE BAJA 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tyre dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M14

140 / 80 - 18

18 UHD Large

M02

140 / 80 - 18

18 UHD Large

 

Where to buy a MICHELIN Bib MousseTM?

You can buy a MICHELIN Bib MousseTM at any specialised dealer that offers motorbike accessories, either online or offline.

What does MICHELIN Bib MousseTM package include?

  • One MICHELIN Bib MousseTM
  • One Fitting Bib MousseTM gel (maximises the lifespan of MICHELIN Bib MousseTM)
  • MICHELIN stickers and use by date
  • User Instructions  
Michelin bib mousse package

MICHELIN Bib MousseTM  fitment recommendations

  • MICHELIN Bib MousseTM are intended for Rally, Enduro and MX use.
     
  • MICHELIN Bib MousseTM should not be stored regularly at temperatures over 30°C, and temperatures above 40°C should be avoided all together.
     
  • MICHELIN Bib MousseTM are designed for off road competition use fitted to Michelin tires. The successful fitting and performance of MICHELIN Bib MousseTM in tyre brands other than Michelin cannot be guaranteed.
     
  • Not designed for use on the public highway (NHS). The maximum speed for a tyre with a MICHELIN Bib MousseTM fitted is 129 km/h (80mph).
     
  • The date of first use of the MICHELIN Bib MousseTM should be no later than 18 months from manufacture.
     
  • The MICHELIN Bib MousseTM should be used within 6 months of first fitting. However, the lifespan of MICHELIN Bib MousseTM varies considerably depending on the intensity of usage and the discipline practiced. For example, it will be much shorter for Motocross than for Enduro.
     
  • Before a fast stage, we recommend you warm up the tyre and the MICHELIN Bib MousseTM progressively at a moderate speed.
     
  • Apply MICHELIN Bib MousseTM gel every time you put on or take off a MICHELIN Bib MousseTM, both new and used:

 

  1. To avoid degradation due to excessive heat, distribute the gel inside the tyre without putting it on the tyre beads or the rim at the rate of ½ tube on the front MICHELIN Bib MousseTM and 1 full tube on the rear MICHELIN Bib MousseTM
     
  2. To limit the risk of punctures due to pinching in off-road use (motocross, enduro, rally...), use the gel with an inner tube, at the rate of ½ tube per tyre.

How to remove a MICHELIN Bib MousseTM

  • Place the wheel on a fitting cradle or support.
  • Unseat the first bead and lubricate abundantly.
  • Put 3 levers in position, 10 cm apart. Remove the bead by inclining the 3 levers one after the other. Keep only one lever, straighten it then turn the tyre on the wheel to completely remove the bead.
  • Finish removing the tyre by hooking the 2nd bead with a lever.
  • Extract the MICHELIN Bib MousseTM insert from the tyre
How to remove a MICHELIN Bib Mousse

How to fit a MICHELIN Bib MousseTM

  • The rim must be in good condition. Check the spokes to prevent abnormal friction between the MICHELIN Bib MousseTM and wheel.
  • Position a rim tape inside the wheel or, failing this, a piece of adhesive tape covering the spoke nuts.
  • Place the wheel on the fitting unit.
  • Place the MICHELIN Bib MousseTM gel inside the tyre. We recommend applying it with a brush (Avoid getting the gel on the tyre beads: risk of rotation on the rim).
  • If necessary, apply vertical pressure on the tire to prize the beads apart.
  • Position the MICHELIN Bib MousseTM inside the tyre.
  • Lubricate the first tyre bead and the part of the MICHELIN Bib MousseTM that will be in contact with the rim (a Michelin liquid lubricant should be used).
  • Make sure there is no valve on the rim.
  • Put the first bead onto the rim. Start by positioning it in the rim well then use a fitting lever if necessary. Insert the MICHELIN Bib MousseTM as far as it will go into the rim well.
  • Lubricate the 2nd tyre bead.
  • First put the bead onto the rim using a fitting lever. Immobilize this lever and then use a 2nd lever around 30 cm from the first to continue inserting the bead. Immobilize this 2nd lever then use a 3rd one to continue positioning of the bead, etc... until the bead is fully in position.
  • To seat the beads of the tire correctly against the rim flanges, it is recommended to inflate it to approximately 3.5 bars using a rubber TL valve. The valve is fixed on the inflation connector and simply positioned over the valve hole in the rim.
How to fit a MICHELIN Bib Mousse
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