MTB

What About

Mountain biking is a sport of riding bicycles off-road, often over rough terrain, using specially designed mountain bikes. Mountain bikes share similarities with other bikes but incorporate features designed to enhance durability and performance in rough terrain.

This sport requires endurance, core strength and balance, bike handling skills, and self-reliance. Advanced riders pursue both steep technical descents and high incline climbs. In the case of freeride, downhill, and dirt jumping, aerial maneuvers are performed off both natural features and specially constructed jumps and ramps.

Mountain bikers ride on off-road trails such as singletrack, back-country roads, wider bike park trails, fire roads, and some advanced trails are designed with jumps, berms, and drop-off to add excitement to the trail. Riders with enduro and downhill bikes will often visit ski resorts that stay open in the summer to ride downhill specific trails, using the ski lifts to return to the top with their bikes. Because riders are often far from civilization, there is a strong ethic of self-reliance in the sport. Riders learn to repair broken bikes and flat tires to avoid being stranded. Many riders carry a backpack, including water, food, tools for trailside repairs, and a first aid kit in case of injury. Group rides are common, especially on longer treks. Mountain bike orienteering adds the skill of map navigation to mountain biking.

Projects

DMT
KM1
Inspired by MICHELIN® LATITUDE C
DMT
MH1
Inspired by MICHELIN® LATITUDE C
ETNIES
CULVERT
Inspired by MICHELIN® PC00
ETNIES
CULVERT MID
Inspired by MICHELIN® PC00
GAERNE
CARBON G. HURRICANE
Inspired by MICHELIN® XM27
GAERNE
CARBON G. KOBRA
Inspired by MICHELIN® XM27
GAERNE
CARBON G. SNX
Inspired by MICHELIN® XM27
MODEL

KM1

Full engineered knit construction for the next generation of race shoes.

Technology at your feet

Light, breathable, proprietary Engineered Knit construction eliminates pressure points, fits like a glove and is super breathable. Race winning energy transfer and durable trail traction with the Dual Compound Carbon outsole featuring MICHELIN® rubber lugs.

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

XC/Marathon

Safety first
  • Full Engineered 3D Knit upper
  • Variable thickness and knit structures for ultimate comfort
  • Integrated webbing
  • BOA® Fit System with single IP1 dial
  • Dual Compound Carbon outsole with high traction rubber lugs developed in collaboration with MICHELIN®
  • Rubber toe bumper and abrasion resistant coating on toe cap for protection

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MODEL

MH1

Ultimate performance hybrid MTB shoe.

Technology at your feet

Our first MTB Hybrid shoe combines the benefits of 3D Engineered Knit technology with the extra support of partial microfiber inserts. Extra adjustability thanks to the double dial BOA®Fit System. Superior energy transfer and trail traction with the Dual Compound Carbon outsole with MICHELIN® rubber lugs.

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

Hybrid MTB shoe featuring MICHELIN rubber.

Safety first
  • Full Engineered 3D Knit upper
  • Variable thickness and knit structures for ultimate comfort
  • Integrated webbing
  • BOA® Fit System with single IP1 dial
  • Dual Compound Carbon outsole with high traction rubber lugs developed in collaboration with MICHELIN®
  • Rubber toe bumper and abrasion resistant coating on toe cap for protection

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PRODUCT

BENEFIT

Specifically designed for Outdoor use. Combination of good adherence and durability. Versatile and adaptable to all terrains and weather conditions. Robust compound with different hardnesses.

Dual layer compound technology

Durability

Stability

Protection

Aggressive sculptures on toe area for traction and protection

Traction

Side sculpture for support and traction

Stability

Arch area for better stability

Durability

Massive sculptures on heel area to increase the durability

Dual layer compound technology

The softener layer increases the flexibility of the sculpture structure by working was 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® LATITUDE C

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MODEL

CULVERT

Arriving in spring 2021, the Culvert positively sings with new details and functions.

Technology at your feet

The pebble repelling gusseted tongues now feature a discreet pocket to tuck in and protect your laces and your delicate ankles will be protected from the frame and gears with the new ankle shield.

Further to the above, the Culvert and Culvert Mid also feature a hot-melted toe and heel cap, TPU moulded Pedal Shank 2 in the midsole, Pro foam 1 moulded PU footbed, die-cut EVA foam midsole and a nylon pull loop on the heel.

Use

Another brand new etnies MTB shoe featuring MICHELIN rubber.

Safety first

There’s the new, super-sticky MICHELIN compound to provide excellent pedal and surface grip and an adjustable power strap for support. The upper is reinforced with the Force Shield panelling and treated with Repel to keep out the moisture whilst the lining benefits from 3M’s Thinsulate to keep in the warmth.

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MODEL

CULVERT MID

Arriving in spring 2021, the Culvert positively sings with new details and functions.

Technology at your feet

The pebble repelling gusseted tongues now feature a discreet pocket to tuck in and protect your laces and your delicate ankles will be protected from the frame and gears with the new ankle shield.

Further to the above, the Culvert and Culvert Mid also feature a hot-melted toe and heel cap, TPU moulded Pedal Shank 2 in the midsole, Pro foam 1 moulded PU footbed, die-cut EVA foam midsole and a nylon pull loop on the heel.

This mid version comes in a stealthy, subdued charcoal grey with neon green colour pops whilst the low version comes in two colours – dark grey/black/red and black/green.

Safety first

There’s the new, super-sticky MICHELIN compound to provide excellent pedal and surface grip and an adjustable power strap for support. The upper is reinforced with the Force Shield panelling and treated with Repel to keep out the moisture whilst the lining benefits from 3M’s Thinsulate to keep in the warmth.

Use

Another brand new etnies MTB shoe featuring MICHELIN rubber.

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PRODUCT

BENEFIT

Extreme adherence on wet, slippery surfaces with good durability. Special sticky compound.

Durability

Flexibility

Adherence

Traction

Toe sculptures designer for traction

Control

Flat forefoot for a firm control on pedals

Flexibility

Main tread offers adaptability and flexibility

Design

Heel sculptures designed for breaking

Inspired by

MICHELIN® PC00

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MODEL

CARBON G. HURRICANE

Ideal for those looking for a functional and rich in technical content from the best use of both the race and in training.

Technology at your feet

Ideal for those looking for a functional and rich in technical content from the best use of both the race and in training. It is a very light shoe, the upper is soft microfiber laser perforated with mesh inserts that provide excellent breathability. Closure System: one micro adjustable BOA L6 reel and a cable made of stainless steel. Turning the reel the cable close the shoe in a uniform manner, ensuring a constant holding, without any pressure point and an easy and speed closure. Boa Technology guarantees the reel and the cables of the BOA closing system for the entire useful life of the product.

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

For the riders who need even more grip, two holes in the toe cup allow the fixing of screw-on and interchangeable cleats, available in different colours. Tested by the best bikers, this sole represents the pinnacle in terms of technology, innovation and functional quality.

Safety first

INTEGRATED ANTI SLIP HEEL CUP: All-new integrated anti slip heel-cup will not deform or weaken. With its anti-tendonitis form it allows for the best foot stability and control. Reflective inserts provide maximum visibility in low-light conditions. TRANSPIRANT INSOLE is ultra lightweight and offers great comfort, breathability and is replaceable. SOLE: EPS LIGHT WEIGHT CARBON FIBER MTB SOLE 10.0: Gaerne technology combined with the know-how of MICHELIN’s designers and technicians, gave birth to the new EPS Light Weight Carbon Fiber Mtb sole, offering the right mix of performance, durability, strength and lightweight. Its structure is made up of carbon to provide excellent stiffness and power in pedaling. MICHELIN rubber tread combines a compound designed to balance performance and abrasion resistance – also in extreme conditions – with a design profile which allows for excellent hold and traction. The large distance between the treads allows better self-cleaning and instant mud shedding.

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MODEL

CARBON G. KOBRA

ELEGANCE AT HIGH PERFORMANCE
This new MTB shoe has been studied down to the smallest detail to fulfill the expectations of even the most demanding cyclist

Technology at your feet

It has no pressure points thanks to the innovative Boa closure system that guarantees precision, durability and comfort. The closure system consists of two micro adjustable Boa reels and stainless steel cable. The combination of these elements allows the cyclist to obtain a uniform fastening and greater air circulation on the front of the foot. The Boa technology guarantees the bobbins and cables of the BOA locking system for the entire life of the product. Breathability: the upper is made of microfibre with laser perforation. Together with the new anatomical tongue, the shoe offers excellent breathability and a perfect climate for the cyclist.

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

For the riders who need even more grip, two holes in the toe cup allow the fixing of screw-on and interchangeable cleats, available in different colours.
Tested by the best bikers, this sole represents the pinnacle in terms of technology, innovation and functional quality.

Safety first

This shoe has been designed with TSS technology ” has given life to the new Mtb sole in light EPS carbon fibre, which offers the right mix of performance, resistance and lightness. Its structure is made of carbon to offer excellent rigidity and power when pedalling. The MICHELIN rubber tread combines a compound designed to balance performance and abrasion resistance, even in extreme conditions, with a design profile that allows excellent grip and traction. The large distance between the tread blocks allows better self-cleaning and quick mud removal.

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MODEL

CARBON G. SNX

The G.SNX sets the new benchmark for innovation, ultimate race performance and comfort.

Technology at your feet

The ANATOMIC HEEL CUP 1. with its revised shape and internal non-slip treatment allows improved stability and the best foot control. Combined with the TARSAL SUPPORT SYSTEM 1. which surrounds the heel and shapes the shoes’ upper to the riders foot profile, these two technologies work together for unmatched power transmission and control.
INFIT CLOSURE SYSTEM features eight fixing zones providing infinite adjustment and a precision fit.

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

For the riders who need even more grip, two holes in the toe cup allow the fixing of screw-on and interchangeable cleats, available in different colours.
Tested by the best bikers, this sole represents the pinnacle in terms of technology, innovation and functional quality.

Safety first

Its structure is made up of carbon to provide excellent stiffness and power in pedaling. MICHELIN rubber tread combines a compound designed to balance performance and abrasion resistance – also in extreme conditions – with a design profile which allows for excellent hold and traction. The large distance between the treads allows better self-cleaning and instant mud shedding.

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PRODUCT

BENEFIT

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

Lightness

Self-cleaning

Adherence

Protection

Aggressive sculpture on toe area for traction and protection.

Traction

Carbon plate insert

Resistance

Carbon plate insert

Durability

Massive sculptures on heel area to increase the durability

Inspired by

MICHELIN® XM27

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