Rubber's characteristics give the tire different performances.
Rubbers can be either Mono-Compound or Bi-Compound.
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Bi-Compound: Invented by Michelin in 1995, this is a mix of two rubber compounds on the tread providing central rolling efficiency and lateral grip (e.g. MICHELIN Power Endurance which combines Grip Compound and X-Miles Compound).
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A rubber compound providing abrasion resistance associated to a thicker layer on the crown. Increases durability (Range: MICHELIN Power Endurance).
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A tire’s casing is made up of threads, the thickness of which varies according to the tire range, makes it robust, flexible, efficient and lightweight. The more threads there are, the finer they are, making the tire lighter. On the contrary, the less threads there are, the bigger they are, making the tire stronger.
TPI (Threads Per Inch) refers to the density of threads per inch.
Reinforcements made to improve tire strength.
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Reinforcement in the tire casing to provide strength at the crown and minimize punctures. Aramid is stronger than traditional materials and is much more cut resistant and is the material used for manufacturing body armor.
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High density reinforcement in the tire casing to provide strength at the crown and minimize punctures. Aramid is stronger than traditional materials and is much more cut resistant and is the material used for manufacturing body armor.
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High-density cross-laid reinforcement protecting the whole tire casing. The crown and sidewalls are reinforced to provide maximum protection and durability (Range: MICHELIN Power Gravel, MICHELIN Pro 4, MICHELIN Krylion2).
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Tread pattern designed to provide grip for fast road use.
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Tread pattern designed to provide grip for fast road use, in all weather conditions.
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Tread pattern designed for gripping trails with its small blocks.
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Tubeless Ready tires can be fitted without an inner tube provided that a tubeless wheel is used, the maximum pressure is not exceeded, sealant is added and the tire pressure is checked before each ride.
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Disc Brake Ready technology enables the tire to withstand the powerful braking of bikes with disc brakes thanks to its special rubber.