Miche­lin Wild En­duro Rear Gum-X3D TS TLR tyre £43.99

Mountain Biking UK - - WRECKED & RATED -

Miche­lin’s rear-spe­cific Wild En­duro tyre was de­signed with in­put from some of the world’s best en­duro rac­ers, in­clud­ing Nico Vouil­loz. Weigh­ing 1,108g (27.5x2.4in) it’s not the light­est out there, but its strength, tread pat­tern and rub­ber com­pound make it an all-around trail killer. A 3x33tpi ‘Grav­ity Shield’ cas­ing and Pinch Pro­tec­tion sys­tem on the bead add some ex­tra weight over its front coun­ter­part, but mean you get a se­cure, well-damped ride that makes it feel like you’re con­nected to the trail. Most im­por­tantly, we’re yet to punc­ture this tyre. The ‘GUM-X3D’ com­pound and smaller, tighter-spaced knobs (com­pared to the front ver­sion) al­low it to roll well, but its stand­out fea­ture is its grip. The evenly-spaced, taller side knobs de­liver pre­dictable, con­fi­dence-in­spir­ing cor­ner­ing trac­tion, while the smaller cen­tre blocks dig into the dirt and de­liver top-notch brak­ing grip. We’ve found dura­bil­ity to be good too, with lit­tle wear even af­ter a hard sum­mer of rid­ing. Luke https://bike.miche­lin.com

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