Fast-rolling force to be reckoned with.
Developed for the needs of Michelin's enduro team riders, the Force AM 27.5in Tire fulfills the needs of riders bombing down aggressive trails littered with jarring rocks and hard-packed dirt. It's a bit faster rolling than many tires in the "all-mountain" category, making it ideally suited for running in the rear with a slightly more aggressive tire up front. The Trail Shield casing is impressively resilient from the sidewall slashes and unexpected flats across technical trails, courtesy of its high-density reinforcement layer.
Michelin's GumX3D compound strategically employs three rubber compounds for the best in fast-rolling efficiency, tread longevity, and gobs of cornering grip. As expected, the center features the hardest rubber compound for less rolling resistance and greater wear life, getting slightly softer as you transition to the cornering knobs for excellent control. This tubeless-ready tire readily seals up, so you can reap the benefits of extra bump compliance and added grip at lower pressures.
- All-mountain tire with fast-rolling tread pattern
- Trail Shield casing with high-density reinforcement
- GumX3D compound balances rolling speed with cornering grip
- Tubeless-ready for gaining bump compliance and traction
- Q & A
A good aggressive trail tire
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
If you have some XC in your blood but are not a racer, and If you like pedaling the trails but want a little more bite from your tires, these are a great option. Not too wide, so you will still get some good roll out of these tires, but with an aggressive tread pattern to help corner and grab loose stuff on steep climbs.