Q: Are the lines on top of the tread blocks performance aids
A: They can add grip when the tyre is new and help to show the slow wear rate, but it is more cosmetic than performance orientated.
Q: Can you use any brand of Bib Mousse with these new tyres?
A: The internal structure of the new tyres is perfectly matched to the Michelin Bib Mousse range, the sizing varies massively in other brands of Bib Mousse and this can dramatically effect the wear rate, performance and handling of the tyre.
Q: Do the sponsored Michelin riders really use exactly the same tyres and mousse that I can buy from you?
A: Yes! There tyre and mousse comes straight from our daily stock, same as yours. Feel free to closely examine any tyre or Bib Mousse they use at events and don’t be afraid to ask them for tyre advice.
Q: I don’t use Bib Mousse, am I still ok on inner tubes?
A: Yes of course! We stock genuine Michelin heavy duty tubes, or ultra heavy duty (UHD) 4mm thick tubes as an alternative to Bib Mousse.
Q: I don’t require a road legal tyre and am not competing in events that require FIM tyres, do I still use these Enduro Comps?
A: Good question, the Michelin Starcross 5 MXtyre available in 18″ rear is a great Cross Country Hare and Hounds tyre, the soft option is fantastic on rocks and extreme type. For traditional Forestry type going, ie roots, rocks, grass or mud, we always suggest Enduro Comp, with it’s lower tread blocks you can’t go wrong!
Q: Do you really need to use genuine Michelin Bib Mousse lube?
A: Over the years we have heard stories of customers using virtually every substance as mousse lube. The genuine lube gel is to prevent friction build up which greatly reduces the life of your mousse. Regular re-lubing will extend the life of your Bib Mousse, for ease of application, one 50 gram tube of genuine gel is required per Bib Mousse, and they come in a box of 12 that will easily last a racing season.