Michelin DH Comp 16 Tire

4.5/5 (10 Reviews)

Product Description

For rocky terrain
  • Exceptional high speed stability.
  • Well spaced, scoop-shaped blocks for maximum grip.
  • Knobs designed with straight leading edge for a firm grip.
  • Beveled rear tread blocks for progressive braking and improved directional control.
  • Special rubber sticks under extreme conditions.
  • Reinforced casing and sidewalls are more durable.
  • Special bead wires designed for a perfect hold on the rim.
  • Will fit special Nagesti tubeless rim.
  • Size: 26" x 2.2"

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    Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Gaffer a Downhiller from Nannerch, North Wales

    Date Reviewed: October 20, 2006

    Strengths:    Grip, Pinch flat resistance, Tear resistance, Predictability, performance on dry and wet rock/grass/harpack

    Weaknesses:    Slow going on less steep courses & Tarmac. Deeper mud performance

    Bottom Line:   
    I have found these excellent in most conditions. Especially wet rocks where the very soft rubber compound sticks more than anything else I've ridden.

    If you ride Rocky tracks this is a sure fire winner.

    If you ride Muddy tracks its not.

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $62.00

    Purchased At:   ebay

    Similar Products Used:   IRC Kujo DH, Michelin DH24, Michelin DH MUD

    Bike Setup:   Hardtail with 5" forks

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Steve Marshall a Cross Country Rider from Steamboat Springs, Colorado

    Date Reviewed: August 7, 2005

    Strengths:    Traction and hook-up - unbelievable - thick sidewall, no flex in sharp turns, knobs mounted way over on each side of the tire.

    Weaknesses:    Rolling resistance is very high - heavy tires - weighed in on a digital scale at 3.1 lb. each - advertised as 1300 grams.

    Soft rubber - I see a difference between center knobs and side knobs already after one 35 mile ride.

    Bottom Line:   
    This review is for the 2005 Michelin DH16 All Terrain 2.5.

    Mounted them up for a Monarch Crest Trail adventure last weekend and, while the climb up was brutal with the extra weight/rolling resistance, I have never gone so fast on the 9 mile Silver Creek downhill - I was a DH god - freaking fantastic traction and they just ploughed through loose rocks, sand, and over obstacles with amazing confidence.

    Lay them over in a turn and hang on because they hook up fast and you are going in a new direction when your head is still going the other way.

    Watch the wear - noticeable wear after just one ride - probably the price you pay for performance.

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    Favorite Trail:   Every single one of them

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $96.00

    Purchased At:   Orange Peel Bikes

    Similar Products Used:   Everything out there

    Bike Setup:   18" Moots Cinco, PUSH'ed Fox shocks front and rear, Mavic 819 disc rims, laced to DT 14 straight gauge spokes and XTR hubs, XT disc brake calipers with Galfer carbon/composite pads, XT 203 mm rotors, XTR/XT drive train components, FSA K-Force Mega-Exo carbon cranks, Maxm high rise bars, King Headset, WTB Lazer V saddle, Salsa Skewers, Moots seat post, Thomson stem, Crank Brothers Candy SL pedals.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Chris a Downhiller from Edinburgh, Scotland

    Date Reviewed: August 1, 2004

    Strengths:    Grippy to extremes.
    Thick, tough sidewall.
    Good in almost all conditions.

    Weaknesses:    Wears quickly.

    Bottom Line:   
    Amazing tyres. They grip to everything all of the time. They have never ever broken out on me!!! Excellent puncture protection as well. Good for DH and Freeriding. Alright for jumping and 4X etc. Not to good for Cross country - too heavy.

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    Favorite Trail:   Not climbs...

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $60.00

    Similar Products Used:   Tioga 2.1 DH tyres.

    Bike Setup:   Curtis Super X.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Nick S a Weekend Warrior from Adelaide

    Date Reviewed: April 8, 2003

    Strengths:    Great tyre for all conditions, wet and dry, loose hard track. Sticks to anything and sticks well. Great grip on the corners, holds well with the bike leaned right over. Strong high performance tyre. Never had any problems with the tyres.

    Weaknesses:    Bit of rolling resistance, not a problem when doing DH runs, a bit noticeable when riding around on trails. A bit hard to remove from the rim. A bit on the pricy. Soft compound tyre so expect to notice the wear on the tyre.

    Bottom Line:   
    A great tyre for any type of condition, well worth putting on the bike if you dont mind paying a few extra dollars.

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    Favorite Trail:   Rock Pile track/Gandies Gully

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   JT Cycles

    Similar Products Used:   Specialized and Hutchinson

    Bike Setup:   Specialized Enduro Sport, Marzocchi Z3, Deore disk brakes.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Ralph Ciampaglia a Downhiller from Audubon,PA<USA

    Date Reviewed: December 21, 2002

    Strengths:    I just have to sum this up.every tire I have used from Michelin have been great.

    Weaknesses:    The only problem was with the 2.4 tire.they wore to fast.other than that,no problems,except the don't come in hot pink.

    Bottom Line:   
    Very predictable tires that seem to ride as though you are using a bigger tire.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   Bikeline,Deleware

    Similar Products Used:   Almost every tire on the market.

    Bike Setup:   Cracked supereight with leaking monster t

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Bill Haq a Weekend Warrior from Coquitlam, BC, Canada

    Date Reviewed: October 2, 2002

    Strengths:    Tenacious grip and traction in every conceivable direction. Carves turns like a hot knife in butter. Slow rebound rubber. Turn the tire around for low rolling resistance and excellent braking.

    Weaknesses:    Heavy (1150g). Not an issue for the intended use. Expensive.
    A friend of mine who used these said the soft rubber wears out in record time.

    Bottom Line:   
    If you want to go downhill or get traction in any direction, and you don't mind the weight, then look no further. This tire is expensive and will probably not last long, but is worth it if you want a sweet downhill run. If your VISA is burning a hole through trousers and you haven't tried a tire with slow rebound rubber then go out and give it a try. You might just develop a rubber fetish.

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    Favorite Trail:   TRiple Crown, Nicole's, Buttafuco

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $43.00

    Purchased At:   AKA the Bike Shop

    Similar Products Used:   Panaracer Pyro

    Bike Setup:   2001 Specialized Enduro Sport with a fair number of aftermarket upgrades.

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Rich Steels a Downhiller from Derby, UK

    Date Reviewed: June 9, 2002

    Strengths:    The most noticeable thing is definately their cornering ability, you can just keep laying them down into corners with confidence. Other than that, a great all round tyre that rules on loose conditions and braking.

    Weaknesses:    Heavy, slow rolling, expensive and hard to fit!

    Bottom Line:   
    When you pick these tyres up you know you've got a proper tyre and not just a bin bag with studs!! They are well made, strong, and heavy! in a big way if you're use to lighter stuff. The biggest problem is their rolling resistance, they are so slow you'll think you're outta shape!! So keep em for fast non pedally down hills

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $26.00

    Purchased At:   all terrain Bikes shop

    Similar Products Used:   Tioga factory 2.3 fat 66, intense MUD, IRC Kujo, Nokian

    Bike Setup:   Beefed up Marin B17, Stratos S8's, Kooka Razor Cranks, XT, Hope DH4 disks F&R, Hope Big'uns, Mavic 321 cd rims blah blah blah

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Tore a Downhiller from Narvik , Norway

    Date Reviewed: April 11, 2002

    Strengths:    Totally rules in damp conditions , and sheds mud well if you get a little speed .Not slippery on wet rocks .

    Weaknesses:    Don't know how it would be in dry , conditions . Think I will run my Kujo/Missile combo . Could have been a bit wider ?? Looks like it will wear as fast as Michelin 24 .Retail price is nearly 50$ !!

    Bottom Line:   
    If you have a damp climate and only ride DH you should own one of these to run on the front . Have no idea how it would be on the rear . Made me clear the "MUDSLIDE" in our downhill corse with ease - which I never had done before .Turns like on rails in the wet - where the Kujo washed out . Total race quality , but at a price ....

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $35.00

    Purchased At:   loca bike shop

    Similar Products Used:   Tioga Factory DH 2.3 , Nokian Gazzaloddi 3.0 , Kujo 2.35 , Missile 2.25 ,Michelin Comp 24 , Michelin Comp 32 (2.8) older Michelins and IRCs .

    Bike Setup:   Intense M-1 sl 98 , Monster T 2000 , Mavic 321 on Hope bulbs , Hope ENDURO 4 BRAKES , Race Face turbine LP DH , MRP , World Force stem/bar , Tioga seat .

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Lech a Downhiller from Sheffield , UK

    Date Reviewed: January 26, 2002

    Strengths:    Excellent in damp weather good grip

    Weaknesses:    awfull on tarmac (feels like lead), Clogs up with mud easily (but still grips ) and there a bit narrow

    Bottom Line:   
    Reasnoble tyres but @ a price ( £40 each )( about 120 U.S dollars a pair )

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   j.e james

    Similar Products Used:   Tioga Fat66 DH 2.3 (Still the best tyres ive used)

    Bike Setup:   Azonic DS1, Azonic bars and stem, Bomber z1 , hope ,profile, mrp,FSA,blah blah blah

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by mark mcclenahan a Downhiller from sydney australia

    Date Reviewed: November 22, 2001

    Strengths:    grips heaps well in all conditions always holds its line and hardly ever skids out (im running it on the front)the tread sharpens as it wears which is very cool

    Weaknesses:    wears prety quickly but thats it

    Bottom Line:   
    a great race tire and would definatly recomend it as a fron tire in the 2.4 size

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    Favorite Trail:   oxford falls DH

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $45.00

    Purchased At:   bike addiction

    Similar Products Used:   tioga 2.3- ok nothing special, hutchinson squall- great soft conditions tire

    Bike Setup:   KHS Fetish with rockshox psylo sl ac chainguide and sun mamoth rims on xt disc hubs

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