CROSS COUNTRY

What About

Cross-country (XCcycling is a discipline of mountain biking. Cross-country cycling became an Olympic sport in 1996 and is the only form of mountain biking practiced at the Olympics.

Cross-country cycling is defined by the terrain on which it is performed. XC courses and trails consist of a mix of rough forest paths and singletrack (also referred to as doubletrack depending on width), smooth fireroads, and even paved paths connecting other trails. Until recently cross-country trails were deemed “easy” or “intermediate”, due to the concept that this discipline of mountain biking relies more on physical prowess than technical ability.

Projects

NORTHWAVE
GHOST PRO
Inspired by MICHELIN® WILD RACE'R
SHIMANO
XC9
Inspired by MICHELIN® X-COUNTRY RANGE
MODEL

GHOST PRO

The top of the line model of the NORTHWAVE XC collection.

Technology at your feet

Hyperlight XC sole made of 100% unidirectional carbon with a stiffness index of 14.0 for top power transfer 28% more abrasion resistant than TPU, the MICHELIN rubber inserts with dual-layer compound technology provide excellent grip with minimum weight.
Made with the patented XFrame 2® construction, the upper transfers every watt of power while providing the snuggest, even fit with no pressure points.

The Michelin Carbon Rubber Technology combines rubber and carbon in an unique and exclusive process, enhancing their particular characteristics and technical performance such as stiffness and lightness (carbon) and grip (rubber) in a single element.

Use

Dedicated to professional XC athletes and to those who love racing on track.

Safety first

The double SLW3 dial differentiates the pressure between the top of the instep and the toe for even better adaptability.
Highly abrasion-resistant ultrathin reinforcements ensure 360° protection along the entire upper.
Integrated heel system containing directional fibre prevents any slipping.
Pro Regular Fit footbed with a stiffened dual density design increases the power transfer.

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PRODUCT

BENEFIT

Specifically designed compound for Outdoor use.
Combination of good adherence and durability.

Flexible structure improves stability and durability

Traction and adherence on different terrain

Extreme lightness and performance

Traction

Aggressive toe sculpture for better traction

Stability

Side sculptures to increase lateral support and stability

Adherence

Siped pad for better adherence on pedals

Traction

Massive siped sculptures on heel for better traction and stability

DUAL LAYER COMPOUND TECHNOLOGY

The softener layer increases the flexibility of the sculpture structure by working as an independent suspension system, while the harder one provides traction and better abrasion resistance. In this way durability, stability and adherence are increased.

Inspired by

MICHELIN®
WILD RACE’R

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MODEL

XC9

Ultimate off-road competition shoes with supremely engineered fit and power transfer.

Technology at your feet

Low stack height midsole stabilizes foot and maximizes power transfer efficiency.
A one-piece surround upper, narrow bottom, rounded heel and slim toe box provide a glove-like fit.
Dual independent BOA® IP1 dials allow quick and precise micro-adjustment.

The Michelin Carbon Rubber Technology combines rubber and carbon in an unique and exclusive process, enhancing their particular characteristics and technical performance such as stiffness and lightness (carbon) and grip (rubber) in a single element.

Use

Uncompromising Cross Country MTB and Cyclocross racing shoe

Safety first

Adjustable powerzone lace guide securely holds forefoot.
Proprietary MICHELIN outsole minimizes weight, and offers increased traction.

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PRODUCT

BENEFIT

Traction

Lightness

Adherence

Protection

Raised rubbe side wall in toe area for enhanced protection

Penetration

Small and high sculpure to penetrate different terrain

Stability

Shoulder sculpture for an optimal stability and lateral support

Adherence

Specific design to improve adherence on pedals

Bicompound technology

The black rubber has a very high shore value, while the blue has an high durability and grip

Inspired by

MICHELIN®
X-COUNTRY RANGE

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