Michelin DH Comp 16 Tire

Michelin DH Comp 16 Tire 

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"

  • USER REVIEWS

    Showing 1-10 of 10  
    [Jan 26, 2002]
    Lech
    Downhiller

    Strength:

    Excellent in damp weather good grip

    Weakness:

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

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

    Similar Products Used:

    Tioga Fat66 DH 2.3 (Still the best tyres ive used)

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    [Oct 02, 2002]
    Bill Haq
    Weekend Warrior

    Strength:

    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.

    Weakness:

    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.

    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.

    Similar Products Used:

    Panaracer Pyro

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    [Nov 22, 2001]
    mark mcclenahan
    Downhiller

    Strength:

    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

    Weakness:

    wears prety quickly but thats it

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

    Similar Products Used:

    tioga 2.3- ok nothing special, hutchinson squall- great soft conditions tire

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    [Oct 20, 2006]
    Gaffer
    Downhiller

    Strength:

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

    Weakness:

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

    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.

    Similar Products Used:

    IRC Kujo DH, Michelin DH24, Michelin DH MUD

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    [Dec 21, 2002]
    Ralph Ciampaglia
    Downhiller

    Strength:

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

    Weakness:

    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.

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

    Similar Products Used:

    Almost every tire on the market.

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    [Apr 08, 2003]
    Nick S
    Weekend Warrior

    Strength:

    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.

    Weakness:

    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.

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

    Similar Products Used:

    Specialized and Hutchinson

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    [Aug 07, 2005]
    Steve Marshall
    Cross Country Rider

    Strength:

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

    Weakness:

    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.

    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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    Everything out there

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    [Apr 11, 2002]
    Tore
    Downhiller

    Strength:

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

    Weakness:

    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$ !!

    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 ....

    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 .

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    [Jun 09, 2002]
    Rich Steels
    Downhiller

    Strength:

    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.

    Weakness:

    Heavy, slow rolling, expensive and hard to fit!

    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

    Similar Products Used:

    Tioga factory 2.3 fat 66, intense MUD, IRC Kujo, Nokian

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    [Aug 01, 2004]
    Chris
    Downhiller

    Strength:

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

    Weakness:

    Wears quickly.
    Expensive.

    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.

    Similar Products Used:

    Tioga 2.1 DH tyres.

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
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