Michelin DH22 vs Wild Enduro Front

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Posted: Jul 13, 2021 at 14:58 Quote
So my assguy's side knobs are ripping apart(side knobs size: 6mm from inner base) and inner knobs are like 3-4mm. I'm slipping and I don't feel grip but might be just placebo. I don't know if I should go for the DH22 or Wild Enduro as a front tire. I wont use another assguy since they clog up rather easily and the terrain here is loamy, bit on the wetside, ALOT of roots and rocks. They performed really good on the dry, rocky dusty SoCal terrain I used to ride.

They have similar tread patterns but I don't know which one to choose? What is their difference and which has biggest knobs? and which clears mud the best? Also which one will last longer?

Climbing performance isn't an issue.

assguy full of mud

Posted: Jul 16, 2021 at 15:18 Quote
I rode the Assegai/DHRll in the dry dusty stuff and loved it. I searched high and low for a set of Michelin's to try for the winter, but no luck. I tried a set of Schwalbe Magic Mary's and I absolutely loved them,. They were great in the wet! I know this doesn't really answer your questions, but if you have trouble finding Michelin's, the Mary's might be suit your needs and they are generally more available.

Posted: Jul 22, 2021 at 7:33 Quote
I was thinking of it but I found some dh22s so I will try them tomorrow

Posted: Jul 26, 2021 at 14:27 Quote
I have the DH22 on the front and its hands down the best tire ive ever ridden. Heavy and grippy as f*ck. its an absolute brute. (I did ride the assegai but on 27.5, I dont know how the 29er assegai is.)

Posted: Jul 27, 2021 at 2:50 Quote
I rode it in the alps this weekend and as you say, the grip is amazing. I took some weird lines, many mistakes, loam, rocks and it just went where I wanted. I just lost grip on some wet grass. Now I'll wait for a rainy day to check it out on mud. It even kept grip when it was fully inflated. Although I see some slight wear on it, but idk if it was just due to riding in a bike park or it just wears fast.

Posted: Jul 27, 2021 at 3:49 Quote
Definitely check out the Magic Mary. Just gone over to one and it's good wet and dry, doesn't seem to clog up too much. Think the assegai will be better in the dry, but the Magic Mary is a bit more versatile I think.

I've heard the Michelin DH22s grip like shit to a stick but are heavy and roll badly, and wear quickly, as the rubber is very soft.

Posted: Oct 20, 2021 at 5:16 Quote
I heard the DH34 and guessing 22 have poor grip and comfort at lower speeds unless you are really ragging it and that the softer GUM X Wild Enduros have more grip and comfort unless you are going at break neck speeds at which point the firmer MAGI X becomes more grippy? Can anyone confirm this?

Posted: Oct 21, 2021 at 9:13 Quote
Danzzz88 wrote:
I heard the DH34 and guessing 22 have poor grip and comfort at lower speeds unless you are really ragging it and that the softer GUM X Wild Enduros have more grip and comfort unless you are going at break neck speeds at which point the firmer MAGI X becomes more grippy? Can anyone confirm this?

That's what their marketing blurb suggests, yes

Posted: Oct 21, 2021 at 9:47 Quote
I have a set of DH34 Bike Park editions that are the DH34 tread pattern, but the Gum-X compound that are pretty killer for end of summer, loose over hard riding on trails. Lighter than the full DH version as well, but still really beefy tire, about 1300 grams each.

Have a set of the racing line Wild Enduros, which are built with the DH compound, but haven't got any time on them. That said, would imagine the DH22 is even grippier and if uphill performance isn't a concern, would just stick with those.

Posted: Oct 22, 2021 at 0:24 Quote
TimMog wrote:
Danzzz88 wrote:
I heard the DH34 and guessing 22 have poor grip and comfort at lower speeds unless you are really ragging it and that the softer GUM X Wild Enduros have more grip and comfort unless you are going at break neck speeds at which point the firmer MAGI X becomes more grippy? Can anyone confirm this?

That's what their marketing blurb suggests, yes

Well one of the UK magazines reviewing the Wild Enduros in GUM X and MAGI X also said the GUM X is softer, more comfortable and more grippy for most riders in most situations until you start riding super aggressive and the aturdier knobs of the MAGI X start to become of benefit for grip. I can see logic in that, but just would have thought the MAGI X compound is the same across all tyre models and the same applies to the DH22. I did see a guy on here say the DH34 wasn't very grippy and unpredictable for him also. But then you see a lot of people saying the DH22 is ridiculously grippy...so I'm guessing these guys either ride super aggressive DH or perhaps are on the heavier spectrum weight wise....or they maybe haven't tried the Wild Enduros in GUM X to compare?

Posted: Oct 22, 2021 at 13:41 Quote
Try a Shorty Gen 2. I've just fitted one for the UK winter and so far am really impressed with how it performs in the slop (only 2 rides in but so far so good).

Posted: Oct 22, 2021 at 13:43 Quote
Yea Shorty is brilliant, was my favourite tyre, works well everywhere, though not the best on loose rock at bike parks but not bad either.

Posted: Oct 22, 2021 at 13:48 Quote
Danzzz88 wrote:
Yea Shorty is brilliant, was my favourite tyre, works well everywhere, though not the best on loose rock at bike parks but not bad either.

Yeah, I've heard the gen 2 is a bit better on rocks than the gen 1, but never ridden the gen 1 to compare.

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