Michelin DH 16 AT Tire

4.33/5 (6 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Soft rubber
  • Optimum grip
  • Scoop-like knob pattern
  • Anti-roll' wire bead design

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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by DrEVS a Downhiller from AZ

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2009

Strengths:    Pretty grippy

Weaknesses:    Poor for tubeless use. Tire casings are weak sauce and develop holes more easily than other tires I've used in the past. I understand they aren't designed for UST, so take this with a grain of salt. I would def NOT recommend for UST use.

Bottom Line:   
I traded for 4 of these tires and 3 of them have left me stranded with tears in the tread pattern too large for sealant to seal. The 4th tire is still unused and will stay that way.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   traded

Similar Products Used:   Nevegal - much preferred

Bike Setup:   m1, boxxer, etc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Roy a Downhiller from Nashua, NH

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2007

Strengths:    Big, rolls extremly well. Sidewalls are very strong, you could ride it at low air pressure. Amazing traction.

Weaknesses:    A little heavy when used with tube, it is a UST tire. Very hard to mount.

Bottom Line:   
I got sick of pinching rear tires and spent a little extra on Michelin tires. I am EXTREMLY please with Michelin's quality! I have never pinched a tube riding Downhill, And where I ride theres alot of rocks! They roll well and you can run very low air pressure with these tires. If you worry about pinch on a DH corse, buy these tires! You'll never ride around a rockgarden again! (You'll just ride over it without worries)

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Ridethis.com

Bike Setup:   Giant Faith custom

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David Wise a Cross Country Rider from Concord, Ca, USA

Date Reviewed: August 6, 2007

Strengths:    Outstanding braking, even on loose/sandy(which is supposedly not this tire's strongest side) Corning traction was excellent, great traction everywhere. I am convinced that Michelin may be the best. Stable at high speeds.

Weaknesses:    A little on the heavy side, but it is a DH tire and it is BURLY!(a strength). May be just under advertised-width of 2.5", but still feels like a 2.5"

Bottom Line:   
The tire's retail price is a little high, but definately worth it. After using the Kenda Blue Groove for a year then switching to this DH 16 AT, I am convinced. The tread design and construction quality of this tire is incredible. It is a tight fit on the rim with THICK sidewalls (This tire is tubeless compatible) This tire may have the best braking performance I have ever seen. Before I would slide and skid down a certain section of a hometown trail, but when I threw this tire on I was able to stop!! I dropped my jaw and screamed in joy... BUY THIS TIRE!! Huge confidence builder.

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Favorite Trail:   China Camp

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Prodeal!

Similar Products Used:   Kenda Blue Groove 2.35 Stick-E

Bike Setup:   Used on my Rocky Mountain Pipeline, now on Kona Kikapu-both bikes using Manitou Nixon Fork

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by French Exile a Weekend Warrior from Scotland in Samoens France

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2007

Strengths:    Great edging ability on mud and loose ground, good on roots and sheds mud well, predictable and grippy even in the worst contidions

Weaknesses:    Price, a bit more costly than most

Bottom Line:   
I was looking for an alll weather all conditions DH Freeride tyre for Alpine trails in and around Les Gets as I could not be bothered changing tyres every time it dried up after a thunderstorm, or was wet in the early morning. I was running super tacky Minions but they clog up with mud if its really wet. The M 16a Softs are the best all round all conditoins tyre I have ever used, On off camber mud and rocks the stick well, in the wet of the "canyon" they grip well and break sharply when needed, on the fast DH runs they hold well on the corners even though the side knobbles seem softer than some. Highly recommended

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Favorite Trail:   Sam1600 to the River

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   45 - Sprt Evasion Les Gets

Similar Products Used:   Minions, WTB muds etc...

Bike Setup:   7 Point 5 Iron Horse

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brandon Nutt a Downhiller from Clifton, VA, USA

Date Reviewed: March 3, 2007

Strengths:    -Hooks up like no other on wet roots, rocks, damp conditions, and wet (not peanut buttery, haven't found a tire that works for that) mud.
-Super tacky
-Very predictable
-Pretty much a standard for a front tire at snowshoe mountain
-use it on the rear if you want to rail turns and not drift

Weaknesses:    -kinda heavy
-side knobs come off after a couple months
-wear reasonably fast on the front but will be shred to pieces on the rear after a couple races

Bottom Line:   
This is THE standard for an east coast front tire. I have no clue why there aren't more reviews because pretty much every downhiller I know uses/has used this tire. Buy now!

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Favorite Trail:   Hairball or pro course at snowshoe

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Washington Bike Center

Similar Products Used:   Michelin Comp 32, Kenda Blue grove, kenda nevegal

Bike Setup:   '07 demo 8

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Steve a Weekend Warrior from St. Albert, Alberta

Date Reviewed: January 22, 2007

Strengths:    I'm riding the 2.5 tire. Rode 2 days dh/freeride so far and a few days dj around town. So far seem pretty good. Lots of traction and stability. I converted to Stan's tubless recently, and they seem to hold air really well.

Weaknesses:    None found yet.

Bottom Line:   
Haven't put a lot of riding on them yet. So far they seem to be pretty good. Will post later with long term review on wear life. 4 chillis for now, until I can post a better review.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Bike Setup:   2006 Faith 2, Alex Supra BH Rims, Stan's No Tubes

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