Michelin launches the Wild Enduro Racing Line MTB tire range – Gear
Michelin has launched the new range of Wild Enduro Racing Line MTB tires.
Available in specific versions at the front and rear, the Michelin Wild Enduro Racing Line tires are available in 29 × 2.40 to suit the racing bikes used today at the highest levels of sport and by riders who ride aggressively on enduro type terrain.
The aim of the new range is to offer high levels of grip in difficult conditions and to resist damage when driving to the limit. This was made possible by the use of the MAGI-X DH tread rubber compound and 4X-Ply double defense, low pressure reinforcement and high density puncture protection incorporated into the design of the carcass.
This is the same sticky and durable rubber compound used in the Michelin DH tire line which is optimized to provide high levels of grip in wet and dry conditions on a variety of terrains. In addition, the compound provides consistent adhesion over a wide temperature range of 5 ° C to 40 ° C.
Double Defense 4X-Ply
Designed with four plies in the sidewall areas to increase damage resistance and increase lateral stability of the tire carcass when cornering at high speed.
Low pressure reinforcement
Reinforcement in the heel area and lower sidewalls has two advantages as it not only reduces pinch punctures when using low pressures, but also increases case stability to maintain steering precision when working. in tandem with the protective heel-to-heel fold. While operating at low pressure for optimal grip, improved heel clamping and cushioning technology eliminates air loss in tight turns.
High density puncture protection
A high density belt placed under the tread to reduce the risk of punctures caused by sharp objects or impacts.
In addition to DH rubber mixes, the tread of the Michelin Wild Enduro range has been designed to optimize performance thanks to its dedicated front and rear patterns. The front tire features tall, stiff center blocks to provide cornering grip on different terrains with zero degree ridges added to improve braking performance. On the shoulders, the offset side blocks provide progressive turning characteristics while ensuring good mud clearance.
Also offering high levels of grip, the rear tread has been optimized for efficiency and rolling speed due to its lower center blocks and stiffer offset shoulder block designs. The blocks also feature the same braking ridges as the front tire, but the focus is on reducing rolling resistance and efficiently converting pedal inputs to forward motion.
The new tires will be available in stores from April 2021 and can be identified by their packaging with Racing Line graphics.
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