4 new MICHELIN tire ranges for mountain bike in 2017
This year will see MICHELIN introduce four new mountain bike tire ranges tailored to cover an exceptionally broad spectrum of Cross-Country and All-Mountain usages. Because the demands made on tires vary depending on their specific end-use, MICHELIN has produced a new collection of high-tech, performance tires that deliver excellent grip and strength to cover an exceptionally wide variety of terrain.
MICHELIN JET XCR
MICHELIN FORCE XC
MICHELIN FORCE AM
MICHELIN WILD AM
Tailored to address the needs of XC and All-Mountain riders, who account for 80 percent of the mountain bike market, they will come in a choice of three versions – XC (Cross-Country), XCR (Cross-Country Race) and AM (All-Mountain) – and provide unbridled enjoyment thanks to their combination of innovation and high performance.
In the course of their development, MICHELIN worked closely with its partners from the world of competition, including the most experienced teams and riders from each discipline. This co-development approach proved especially valuable due to the fact that these ranges introduce two new technologies, namely Gum X and Shield Technology.
Another specific, key, performance-enhancing feature is the formulation of their respective compounds with different ones used in the front and rear tires.
Starting in May 2017, sales will begin with the ‘Competition’ ranges, followed by the ‘Performance’ ranges during 2018.