Brothers, who were then producing rubber brake pads.At that time, it was a three hour job, followed by overnight drying, to repair tires which were glued directly to the rim. Edouard Michelin then thought about what the future of the tire might be if it became easier to repair and lodged his first patents. The Paris-Brest-Paris cycle race won by Charles Terront on removable MICHELIN tires brought them to the notice of the public at large.In1892, the Michelin brothers organized a cycle race between Paris and Clermont-Ferrand. They took the opportunity to strew nails all over the road to demonstrate that a puncture was no longer an insurmountable problem with Michelin detachable tires! Since then, there have been a whole series of innovations.
Power series. The new Michelin Power road bike tires are the successors of the Michelin Pro 4 tires that have been around for a while. The new Power range consists of 4 tires: Power Competition, Power Endurance, Power All Season, and Power Protection+.
Wild Race’R series – Low profile diamond shaped treads made for fast rolling on dry hardpack. Knobs are at a 45º angle in relation to rolling direction, which Michelin says gives more ridges and grip. The tire is designed to be run directionally, with the reinforcement ridges between knobs making an “M” (for Michelin) on the front and “W” (for Wild).
Wild Grip’R – Trail tire with large blocks in the middle that are close enough for fast rolling but open enough to clear quickly. Tread design is intended to cover a wide range of trail types and conditions.