Michelin is excited to announce two new additions to its market-leading range of MTB tyres. The all new Michelin Force AM2 and Wild AM2 join the Competition Line and are designed to satisfy the needs of All Mountain and Trail riders looking for extra grip and performance.
Taking their inspiration and borrowing technology directly from Michelin’s hugely successful Enduro and DH tyre ranges these two tyre designs provide the perfect performance partner for modern trail and All Mountain bikes offering riders more speed, improved grip, and even greater damage resistance and support.
Both tyres are available as 27.5” and 29” and in two widths: 2.4” and 2.6” to perfectly suit a wide range of popular All Mountain, Trail and longer travel (Down Country) XC mountain bikes.
Michelin Force AM2 - A fast tyre on hard-packed terrain
The Michelin Force Am2 is designed as a fast-rolling tyre optimised for mixed terrain, hard-pack or trail centre conditions. It has a directional tread pattern designed for excellent rolling efficiency, but which also offers high grip levels under braking and in corners.
Michelin Wild AM2 - More grip on mixed and soft terrain
The Michelin Wild AM2 has been designed for mixed to softer terrain where its more aggressive tread pattern ensures high levels of grip, but with a reduced focus on rolling efficiency. Tall centre blocks are inspired by those found on the Michelin DH34 tyre and offer a maximum ground penetration during braking for good stability and transfer of braking forces in soft conditions. The shoulder blocks are again inspired by the Michelin DH22 but are modified to increase bite in soft conditions for increased grip, stability and progressive handling in these difficult conditions.
The rubber compounds and casings of both tyres were previously tested in top-level Enduro racing and have been designed to offer the optimal balance between grip, rolling efficiency, longevity, weight and damage resistance. The dual-compound GUM-X Technology features a harder centre area for optimum rolling efficiency and tyre life, combined with softer rubber on the shoulders for cornering grip. The Gravity Shield Technology casing uses a bead-to-bead high density fibre for increased resistance to impact damage, sidewall cuts and punctures, coupled with a 3x60 TPI casing for stiffness and stability, while still maintaining good comfort levels.