Michelin Bib Mousse



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  • Wicked_Crash

Posted July 18, 2002 - 12:15 PM

#1

Has anybody tried this. Michelin says it is made from a multi-cellular butyl material and replaces conventional tubes, providing a pressure equivalent of approximately 13 psi. I wonder how well it would hold up in the rocks. It would be nice if you didn't have to worry about ever getting a flat.

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  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted July 18, 2002 - 02:12 PM

#2

I've used a solid rubber insert called Tech Tube for the last 8 years. They are Michelins competition. Anyway I ride hard rock desert mostly and it doesn't get and can't get any tougher than what I ride on. And I ride HARD!
Amazing that those inserts haven't shredded years ago but they haven't. And I ride all day, 8 hours or so and then jump on the street and go 65 etc and so on. Give em a go. Can't get a flat.
They add about 7lbs of weight but I go as fast as I am able and would be in trouble any faster. :) :D :D

  • Blue_Boner

Posted July 18, 2002 - 02:47 PM

#3

Wicked, as far as I know you can't even get the Michelin Mousse tubes unless you are a Michelin sponsored rider. Most people that I have talked to don't like the way the Tech Tubes feel because they don't bounce back like a conventional tube does when you hit something, they have more of a dead feel somewhat like a flat. I've even heard they make your bike handle a little funny because of the added weight. I know this sounds quite a bit different from what Mike C says, but thats what I heard when researching them for the Baja 2000. Eric

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  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted July 18, 2002 - 06:41 PM

#4

I think you get used to what you have. I only have the one bike and have nothing to really compare it with. I ride like I stole it and it may technically ride like it's got a flat. If so I'm a damn good rider who deals with that problem.
Hard to explain but it's the rider not the bike.
Right? I'm getting a new bike and putting them in the new one too because I couldn't deal with being in the middle of the desert if I got a flat tire. Maybe the Michelins are better. I don't know. :)

  • YAMAKAZE

Posted July 19, 2002 - 06:56 AM

#5

BB thats a new one on me....I can get them all day long from my local dealer or just about any tire distributor that I have called.

Bonzai :)

  • Wicked_Crash

Posted July 19, 2002 - 07:19 AM

#6

The ad says that they will last up to 6 months. Kindof pricey at over $100 if they only last that long. How long have they lasted for you guys? Mike, where do you find the Tech Tube, I've looked but can't find anything?

  • YAMAKAZE

Posted July 19, 2002 - 01:09 PM

#7

Some of the folks I'm cross country racing with are changing them about every 4 races....Serious A and B riders though...

Bonzai :)




 
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