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Feb
2021

Michelin Force AM2 and Wild AM2 Tires Announced

2/17/2021 : sicklines

GREENVILLE, S.C., Feb. 16, 2021 — Michelin launched two new products in its range of All-Mountain mountain bike tires, the MICHELIN FORCE AM2 tire and the MICHELIN WILD AM2 tire. These tires are designed to meet the demands of the most aggressive mountain bike trails. 

The new MICHELIN FORCE AM2 tire and the MICHELIN WILD AMtire will be available in April 2021.

“The MICHELIN FORCE AM2 tire and the MICHELIN WILD AM2 tire feature a stronger casing, optimized compounds for better grip and a tread pattern with new technology for efficient braking,” said Richard Kornacki, director of two wheel for Michelin North America. “As a result, riders experience more speed and reduced damage.”

Both tires will be available in 27.5 and 29-inch fitments. Each size is offered in two widths: 2.40 and 2.60-inch to cover all-mountain, trail and longer travel cross country bikes.

Michelin Force AM2 Wild AM2 Mountain Bike Tires, Michelin Force AM2 and Wild AM2 Tires Announced

The MICHELIN FORCE AM2 tire is a fast rolling tire optimized for hard-pack and mixed trails. The tire has a directional tread pattern designed for excellent rolling efficiency, which also offers high grip under braking and cornering.

The MICHELIN FORCE AM2 tire tread features elongated center blocks for reduced rolling resistance with numerous block edges for braking, grip and traction.

Michelin Force AM2 Wild AM2 Mountain Bike Tires, Michelin Force AM2 and Wild AM2 Tires Announced

The shoulder blocks are inspired by the MICHELIN DH22 tire to ensure grip and stability in corners, along with progressive and predictable handling. An optimized ratio between tread blocks and grooves helps maintain momentum on trails.

The MICHELIN WILD AM2 tire is designed for mixed to soft terrain. The aggressive tread pattern ensures higher levels of grip with reduced rolling efficiency. Tall center blocks inspired the MICHELIN DH34 tire provide maximum traction for stability and braking on softer trails.

The MICHELIN FORCE AM2 tire and the MICHELIN WILD AMtire feature rubber compounds and casings previously tested by top-level Enduro racers. These tires offer an optimal balance between grip, rolling efficiency, longevity, weight and puncture protection.

The MICHELIN FORCE AM2 tire and the MICHELIN WILD AMtire feature flexible rubber on the shoulders for cornering grip. The dual-compound GUM-X Technology provides a stiffer center area to increase speed and longevity.

The Gravity Shield Technology casing uses a bead-to-bead high density fiber for protection from punctures and sidewall cuts. The two tires can be mixed and fitted in the front or rear positions shown below to accommodate rider preference and style. 

FrontRearGripRolling EfficiencyDamage ResistanceWeight
Force AM2Force AM2************
Wild AM2Force AM2************
Wild AM2Wild AM2************

Available sizes and claimed weights

Michelin Force AM2 Wild AM2 Mountain Bike Tires, Michelin Force AM2 and Wild AM2 Tires Announced

Pricing

Designation2021 MSRP
27.5X2.40 FORCE AM2 COMPETITION LINE TS TLR$ 64.99
27.5X2.60 FORCE AM2 COMPETITION LINE TS TLR$ 64.99
29X2.40 FORCE AM2 COMPETITION LINE TS TLR$ 64.99
29X2.60 FORCE AM2 COMPETITION LINE TS TLR$ 64.99
27.5X2.40 WILD AM2 COMPETITION LINE TS TLR$ 69.99
27.5X2.60 WILD AM2 COMPETITION LINE TS TLR$ 69.99
29X2.40 WILD AM2 COMPETITION LINE TS TLR$ 69.99
29X2.60 WILD AM2 COMPETITION LINE TS TLR$ 69.99

About Michelin North America

Michelin, the leading mobility company, is dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility, sustainably; designing and distributing the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its clients’ needs; providing digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences; and developing high-technology materials that serve a variety of industries. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America, Inc. (www.michelinman.com) has more than 21,400 employees and operates 19 major manufacturing plants.


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