Michelin E-Wild 2.6 tyres.

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I ran one for a while on the rear. Good in the dry (but the DHR2 is better) fantastic when it's tacky, shite when it's sloppy.
 

The EMF

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I ran one for a while on the rear. Good in the dry (but the DHR2 is better) fantastic when it's tacky, shite when it's sloppy.

Cheers bud, I’ve just been looking on the “tyre” section on the forum and have very mixed results.
Cheap on eBay so just thought I’d ask the question
Thanks for reply……….stay vertical 👍
 

Mikerb

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I have used the Wild Enduro ( not E wild). They are front or back specific. The front tyre is fantastic....as good as a DHF. The rear tyre is pretty fast rolling and with good traction except when it is muddy.........but so are most tyres that do not have an open tread pattern.....so for winter use change the back for a Shorty or similar.
 

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I've run various sets of WILD (non E) Enduro F&R over the last 4 years. It's been my default tyre, and is generally a good all rounder. This is the first winter I've tried something else (Specialized Cannibal's) and I'm glad I've made the change for the wet / mud as the softer compound is great for wet roots and rocks.
I'll go back to riding the WILD's in April, as they cope well in dry / dusty / damp conditions, as well as being reasonably fast rolling. Another plus is they have a pretty robust casing whilst remaining reasonably light at the same time.
 
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In my experience pretty good tyres for all round use. Not that good in really wet muddy conditions but then that's true of lots of tyres and you need a much more open tread pattern for that. They wear well too. They were in really short supply a year or so ago but seem to be plenty around now.
 

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I've been using an E-Wild on the rear of my Rail5 for several trips to Bpw & I'm not dead yet 🤡
I've also run a 'Wild Enduro' (not E-wild) on the front

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but the last 2 trips I've been running a Maxxis Arseguy on the front but putting the Michlin back on for tomorrows trip(y)

only criticism of the E-wild is.... it doesn't want to keep air inside when run tubeless! annoying but seems common:cautious:


Rich.
 

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I am very happy with my E-Wilds (27.5x2.8) after having 2 DHR-II fail at the bead when they got to 2/3 worn, these tyres have been great and perform very well in all conditions
 

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E Wild Racing Line, new front and rear specific tyres from Michelin. Any one tried? Thoughts, comparisons?

MICHELIN MICHELIN E-WILD FRONT RACING LINE - - tyre | MICHELIN GB
I notice most of the rider comments here are for the older, not newly released “Racing Line” version tires.
I’ve been riding the 2.6
e-wild Racing Line Rear for about a month now after years on Maxxis 2.4 DHRll and find the added bite climbing and cornering a big bike (SC Bullit) is welcome although there is more drag pedaling… not my concern on e-bike.
 

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Hi All, just returned from a long weekend riding the famous trails from Torridon and the E-Wilds proved to be an excellent choice from the various trail conditions I encountered. Everything from, bogs, loam, marble pebbles, rocks of all shapes and sizes, even slick rock they performed great, always hooked well on the front and plenty of grip at the rear even when starting off at a steepish gradient on loose stuff. Would I recommend these tyres……YES at under £50.00 a pair great value.
 

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I notice most of the rider comments here are for the older, not newly released “Racing Line” version tires.
I’ve been riding the 2.6
e-wild Racing Line Rear for about a month now after years on Maxxis 2.4 DHRll and find the added bite climbing and cornering a big bike (SC Bullit) is welcome although there is more drag pedaling… not my concern on e-bike.

I put the 'non E' Racing Line tyres on my bike on Friday to test out at the weekend.
I've been using the Wild Enduro F/R for years now, and wondered if the Racing Line version was any better.

It was a cracking sunny day for Scotland on Saturday... warm and dry, with the trails dry and dusty. A lot of my route was single track littered with big rocks and slabs... and the tyres were great. Good in the corners, and great grip on the tough descents. Impressed so far - but will wait until I've tried them in slightly slippier / wetter conditions before I make a proper judgement.

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I put the 'non E' Racing Line tyres on my bike on Friday to test out at the weekend.
I've been using the Wild Enduro F/R for years now, and wondered if the Racing Line version was any better.

It was a cracking sunny day for Scotland on Saturday... warm and dry, with the trails dry and dusty. A lot of my route was single track littered with big rocks and slabs... and the tyres were great. Good in the corners, and great grip on the tough descents. Impressed so far - but will wait until I've tried them in slightly slippier / wetter conditions before I make a proper judgement.

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Your bike looks the bizz 👌
 

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What’s the difference between non E and E versions of the Racing Lines. I’m guessing the answer is £10.
I think the E version is heavier and more robust (stronger casing) for taking the extra weight of an ebike.
Mine is under 17kg, so I can run the standard ones without any issues.
 

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Noticed Michelin have reintroduced a DH16. They say it’s for hard to mixed conditions whereas the new DH22 FB is for mixed to soft conditions. FB stands for folding bead, in case you didn’t work that one out. I wonder if DH22 front with DH16 rear for summer might be a good option. Anyone tried the DH16 yet?
 

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I'm running an E-Wild 2.6 on the rear (E-Mazza 2.4 front) both 29" and it's a pretty good combo for mixed road and trail riding (I ride to the local trails). The EWild does seem to wear a bit faster, but on the plus side it's fast rolling and gives a slight (and I mean slight) additional battery range (probably about 5%). And as a bonus they are cheap.
 

irie

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I think the E version is heavier and more robust (stronger casing) for taking the extra weight of an ebike.
Mine is under 17kg, so I can run the standard ones without any issues.
So if I weighed 97kg on a non-eMTB (instead of the 77kg that I do weigh) would I need to use "heavier and more robust (stronger casing)"? Just asking. 😉
 

Downhillr

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So if I weighed 97kg on a non-eMTB (instead of the 77kg that I do weigh) would I need to use "heavier and more robust (stronger casing)"? Just asking. 😉
That really depends on your riding style (jumping, hucking), types of trail (smooth, loamy, or rocky, hardpack) as much as weight of bike.
We have all types in our area so tend to go with sturdier casings such as Double-Down (Maxxis) Enduro (Conti) Wild Enduro, e-Wiild (Michelin).
 

irie

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That really depends on your riding style (jumping, hucking), types of trail (smooth, loamy, or rocky, hardpack) as much as weight of bike.
We have all types in our area so tend to go with sturdier casings such as Double-Down (Maxxis) Enduro (Conti) Wild Enduro, e-Wiild (Michelin).
I think you missed the ;) at the end of my post.
 

p3eps

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So if I weighed 97kg on a non-eMTB (instead of the 77kg that I do weigh) would I need to use "heavier and more robust (stronger casing)"? Just asking. 😉
Makes no sense to me either… same with ‘E’ rated suspension etc.
It’s all a ploy to put a bigger cost on it.
 

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