GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin North America Inc. has rolled out Michelin E-Wild, an electric mountain bike tire designed to provide strength and performance while helping to conserve battery life.
Modeled on downhill racing prototypes, the E-Wild can handle "tough impacts on rough terrain," Michelin claims, while providing resiliency, strength and the ability to run at low pressures.
The E-Wild is available in front and rear tire sizes — 27.5x2.6 mm and 27.5x2.8 mm. The front tire casings, which are identical to the company's Enduro line, provide grip for downhill riding, the tire maker said.
"Michelin E-Wild tires enable e-mountain bike riders to go farther and faster with maximum time on the trail," Shane Messner, Michelin director of two-wheel for North America, said in a statement.
"…The latest generation of innovative compounds maximizes tread life and provides outstanding and efficient power transfer through the rear tire."