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MICHELIN Tubeless Ready tyres can be fitted with or without an inner tube if a Tubeless UST or Tubeless Ready* compatible wheel is used. The maximum recommended pressure must not be exceed. Sealant must be added**. Tyre pressure must be checked before every ride.

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MICHELIN tubetype tyres fit onto hooked metal or carbon rims with an inner tube.



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

gum x technology

MICHELIN GUM-X technology delivers strong rolling efficiency while delivering a good level of grip. It is available as Single-Compound (MICHELIN Gum-X), Dual-Compound (MICHELIN Gum-X2D) and Tri-Compound (MICHELIN Gum-X3D). Each of these MICHELIN Gum-X versions delivers the tyre performance required.

magi x technology

The MICHELIN rubber technology that provides grip for extreme usages such as Enduro and Downhill. This compound was developed from technology used in MotoGPTM.

magi x2 technology

MICHELIN Magi-X2 (available on MICHELIN Wild Enduro Front only) is the new generation of MICHELIN Magi-X (available on MICHELIN Mud Enduro).

magi x dh technology

MICHELIN Magi-XDH provides maximum grip whatever the temperature or terrain conditions. Created as a result of the development for our DH Racing tyres. It is also available on our Enduro Racing tyres.

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Tyre 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 thinner 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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downhill shiled technology

Discipline: Downhill

4x55 TPI casing with high speed stability, even at low pressure

Ranges: MICHELIN Racing Line DH tyres, MICHELIN Wild enduro Racing Line

trail shiled technology

Discipline: All Mountain/Trail

4x60 TPI casing, with a reinforced ply bead to bead to provide maximum robustness

Ranges: MICHELIN Force AM Performance Line​​​​​

gravity shiled technology

Discipline: Enduro and All Mountain

3x33 TPI or 3x60 TPI casing, particularly suitable for the Enduro discipline.

Ranges: MICHELIN Enduro Competition Line and MICHELIN  All Mountain Competition Line

cross shiled2 technology

Discipline: XC

MICHELIN Cross Shield2 casing features 4x150 TPI and high density fiber for bead to bead protection.

Range: MICHELIN Jet XC2, MICHELIN Force XC2 and MICHELIN WILD XC, all available in Racing Line

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cuttable blocks technology

On mixed and muddy terrain, Enduro or DH riders often need to cut their blocks to improve grip and steering precision. Michelin designed and patented a new generation of tread pattern which makes the cuttable blocks consistent and fast (MICHELIN DH Mud and MICHELIN Mud Enduro tread patterns).


Extra reinforcement above the bead to absorb energy on pinch impacts.

low pressure reinforcement

Reinforcement of the structure which allows the tyre to roll at low pressure with a high level of lateral stability. Increases the resistance of the bead zone on pinch impacts.

high density puncture protection

Anti-puncture reinforcement that gives optimal protection against perforations in the tread.


e bike ready technology

Michelin guarantees the tyre is suitable for use with electric bikes. The grip and longevity of the tyres have been tested.
MICHELIN tyres with the e-bike ready label can be used on electric bikes (20 mph) (25km/h).

tubeless ready technology

With the exception of the MICHELIN Wild Run’R, all foldable bead MICHELIN MTB tyres can be mounted Tubeless if you:

  • use a tubeless UST or tubeless ready compatible wheel
  • do not exceed the maximum pressure indicated on tyre sidewalls
  • add sealant
  • check tyre pressure before each ride

Legal Mentions

* Check Tubeless ready compatibility with the rim manufacturers’ guidelines.
** Check sealant manufacturer recommendations.

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