Michelin DH Comp 24.1 Soft Tire

DESCRIPTION

For DH and dual slalom racing on intermediate to slippery terrain

  • New tread design, similar to WildGripper Hot S, with multi-shaped knobs across entire tread width to maximize grip at different angles, enhance high speed stability and improve cornering.
  • Scoop-shaped knobs increase traction.
  • New special soft rubber grips in extreme conditions.
  • Reinforced casing & sidewalls.
  • Specially designed bead wires for secure hold on rim.
  • Compatible with NAGESTI/Rigida tubeless rim. An effective tire for both downhill and dual slalom.
  • Size: 26" x 2.2" and 26" x 2.5"

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [Aug 18, 2003]
    Richard Utting
    Downhiller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    Strength:

    Carves well on hardpack and loamy soil

    Weakness:

    Not good on rocks, loose, grass or mud

    This is a review for this tyre used on the FRONT, not on the back as is more usual:
    A good tyre for carving high speed loamy sort of corners but not a tyre for rocks or wet conditions. It doesn't have a very large air volume so stick to medium conditions or it'll rattle your teeth.
    Truly lethal on grass.
    A specific tyre for specific uses; not an allrounder at all. Pick it for the right course and it'll be good but be careful.

    Similar Products Used:

    All the DH tyres

    [Oct 06, 2005]
    david
    Downhiller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    no pinch flat so far, construction, grip on dry surfaces

    Weakness:

    grip on wet/muddy terrains

    excellent product, very reliable, the only problem I faced was on wet days, the mud quickly covers the tire and doesn't go away

    Similar Products Used:

    nokian, ritchey ecc..

    [Mar 12, 2002]
    Tanner
    Downhiller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Stable, good traction on hard pack, logs and rock.

    Weakness:

    Sucks in the sticky spoogy BC mud. don't let then near the road.

    Nice tires for hard pack and soft trail. they role fast. Stong casings. they role faster than my old Gazz Jr. very tacky tire. Not too big 2.5 is perfect for most riding.
    Don't ride them on the road for too long because they will burn right off!! An there not that expensise.

    Tire pressure... I've been running 40psi because I don't want to hirt my rims (rino lites)

    Similar Products Used:

    Gazzy jr. 2.6 intenses DH 2.3, tioga DH2.3 Gazzy 3.0
    etc.

    [Oct 26, 2005]
    clark

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    amazing grip and durability - like tank treads for your bike.

    Weakness:

    heavy, very slow rollers

    last much longer than any other sticky rubber i've tried, and grip nearly as well as kenda and maxxis soft rubber. bullet-proof, but very slow rolling. as good as it gets going down, but you pay for it on the way up.

    Similar Products Used:

    many dh tires

    [Nov 11, 2002]
    michael
    Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Rolls pretty decent, corners nicely as well. When ran as a rear tire, breaking is solid. Decent weight for what they are. it was my tire of choice for most of the year.

    Weakness:

    when it broke loose, it would break loose pretty fast.

    I am running this tire this weekend for the last race of the year b/c i like it that much. I had it on my DH bike at every single DH ride/race this year and most of last year. Cut out the inner row of tread it is sweet in wet
    stuff. My team (Bean's Bikes) ran this tire for the most part as well. killer tread.

    Similar Products Used:

    Gazzi Jr. 2.6
    Maxxis Mobsters and High Rollers, tioga DH 2.3,

    [Oct 21, 2002]
    John
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    These are awesome tires. I have launched off drops, landing on sharp concrete curbs, no problem, most any tire would pinch flat. They stick really well to wet asphalt, roots, rock trails, whatever.

    Weakness:

    They are heavy, but no flats is way more important, and you can cary more speed through turns with these tires, they rock!

    Michelin and Gazzalodi make the best free ride tires, best tires overall in my opinion.

    Similar Products Used:

    WTB tires, Continental, Maxis High Rollers, Gazzalodi's

    [Nov 23, 2001]
    Stevens David
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Sick,sick traction and control in rocks,mud, roots etc. Can
    run low (20-25lbs) pressure for a larger foot print. Bomber
    dh sidewalls + can be run tubeless (but why?). Ride the raunch without fear.

    Weakness:

    Weight - but this is a dh tire, not a wimpy xc, bald, roadie
    wanna be tire. So deal with it.

    The bike came stock with Michelin wildgripper Hot s -
    they turned out to be a huge surprise. Incredible traction
    here in typical Canadian Shield conditions - mud, rocks, roots etc. BUT - they had the thinnest sidewalls known to
    mankind. 2 months of riding shredded them. The wildgripper
    24.1 dh comp's have the same tread pattern scaled up to a 2.5" width, along with dh spec sidewalls. They absolutely
    rule around here - if you can get them rolling. (hint - head downhill) Ride them on the road and listen to them
    burn away!

    Similar Products Used:

    Michelin wildgripper Hot S, WTB velociraptors, Many specialized varieties, Lots of ritcheys, blah blah blah

    [Sep 15, 2006]
    J.T.
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Good grip, no pinch flats

    Weakness:

    A little heavy but that's what prevents the pinch flats. Replaced now in the Michelin line-up with a tire named just the DH Comp, but it's pretty much the same.

    A great tire for trials riders using old frames with little clearance. I've got the 2.2's front and back and they grip great on rocks, logs, hardpack, etc. In Arizona they don't see much mud. As for the complaint that they are hard to get over the rim, USE TALCUM POWDER. Coat the inside of the tire with it before installation. It has the added benefit of keeping patches from sticking to the inside of the tire and helps prevent mildew in wet climates. Slather it with baby powder and it will go on just fine (don't use cornstarch powders because they can feed mildew).

    Similar Products Used:

    Kenda Kinetics, Tioga DH

    [Apr 19, 2003]
    oosvn
    Downhiller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Great tread design for maximum traction , strong sidewalls , I run standard tubes with low preasure & no pinch flats (yet)

    Weakness:

    Heavy , but they have to be

    I use these tires for DH racing & trail riding , when it's wet and muddy these tires hook up on wet rocks and roots , I've learned to trust these tires in the slippery stuff and don't give traction a second thought . They don't shed mud very good , but it doesn't seem to matter , when they get wet the tread feels like it gets stickery . I havn't ridden on the soft compounds of other tire manufacturers , but I've had great success with these and would recommened them . 24.1 comp on the rear & 32 comp up front .

    Similar Products Used:

    Tioga
    Maxis
    WTB

    [Aug 28, 2003]
    David Evans
    Downhiller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Stickem like crazy, Great tracktion, and I can take drops like it's nothing with no worries of pinch flats

    Weakness:

    Drag

    Great Tire, EXPENSIVE.

    Similar Products Used:

    Specialized Enduro 2.2, WTB

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