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MICHELIN® Bib Mousse

Off-road solution for motorcycle tire punctures

Tire punctures can be a serious problem during off-road riding. By eliminating it, you no longer risk getting stuck in the middle of a run. Thanks to MICHELIN® Bib MousseTM, our innovative puncture proof solution, you can now enjoy your rides to the fullest.

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What is Michelin Bib MousseTM?

Michelin Bib MousseTM is Michelin's off-road solution to tire punctures, with an unmatched record: 36 victories in Dakar since 1983, 22 world titles in Enduro, 7 world titles in MX.

As a great innovation in the off-road segment, the Michelin Bib MousseTM eliminates the risk of a tire puncture.

How does it work?
Michelin Bib MousseTM is not a puncture proof inner tube. It is an innovative foam-based technology that is inserted between the rim and the tire instead of a classic inner tube. Because of its foam composition, it can't go flat! It is lighter than a reinforced inner tube and provides a pressure equivalent of 13.05 psi.

With Michelin Bib MousseTM you can enjoy your off-road rides* without worrying about tire punctures.

*Michelin Bib MousseTM is only designed for off-road use and is not street legal.

 

The benefits of Michelin Bib MousseTM

EXCELLENT LONGEVITY

The Michelin Bib MousseTM with Michelin Bib Mousse Gel, is developed to fit perfectly inside Michelin off-road tires for excellent longevity and robustness.

OPTIMIZED GRIP AND HANDLING

The Michelin Bib MousseTM is designed to enhance the performance of Michelin off-road tires for grip and handling.

Which MICHELIN Bib MousseTM for my tire ?

Click on the tire ranges below  to find out which Michelin Bib MousseTM is suitable for you:

Michelin Bib MousseTM for STARCROSS RANGES

Click on the product to see the corresponding Michelin Bib MousseTM.

MICHELIN STARCROSS 6 SAND 

FRONT TIRE

 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tire dimension

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M15

80 / 100 - 21

21 UHD

 

REAR TIRE 

 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tire dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M22

100 / 90 - 19

19 UHD

M199

110 / 90 - 19

19 UHD

MICHELIN STARCROSS 6 HARD

FRONT TIRE - MICHELIN STARCROSS 6 HARD

 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tire dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M16

90 / 100 - 21

21 UHD

 

REAR TIRE - MICHELIN STARCROSS 6 HARD

 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tire dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M199

120 / 80 - 19

19 UHD

MICHELIN STARCROSS 6 MUD

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tire dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M22

100 / 90 - 19

19 UHD

M199

110 / 90 - 19

19 UHD

MICHELIN STARCROSS 6 MEDIUM SOFT 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tire dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M15

80 / 100 - 21

21 UHD

M16

90 / 100 - 21

21 UHD

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tire dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M14

120 / 90 - 18

18 UHD

M18

100 / 100 - 18

18 UHD Medium

M22

100 / 90 - 19

19 UHD

M199

110 / 90 - 19

19 UHD

M199

120 / 80 - 19

19 UHD

MICHELIN STARCROSS 6 MEDIUM HARD

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tire dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M15

80 / 100 - 21

21 UHD

M16

90 / 100 - 21

21 UHD

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tire dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M14

120 / 90 - 18

18 UHD Large

M18

100 / 100 - 18

18 UHD Medium

M22

100 / 90 - 19

19 UHD

M199

110 / 90 - 19

19 UHD

M199

120 / 80 - 19

19 UHD

MICHELIN STARCROSS 5 SOFT

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tire dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M15

80 / 100 - 21

21 UHD

M16

90 / 100 - 21

21 UHD

 

REAR TIRE - MICHELIN STARCROSS 5 SOFT

 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tire dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M14

120 / 90 - 18

18 UHD Medium

M18

100 / 100 - 18

18 UHD Medium

M22

100 / 90 - 19

19 UHD

M199

110 / 90 - 19

19 UHD

MICHELIN STARCROSS 5 MEDIUM 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tire dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M15

80 / 100 - 21

21 UHD

M16

90 / 100 - 21

21 UHD

 

REAR TIRE - MICHELIN STARCROSS 5 MEDIUM 

 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tire dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M14

120 / 90 - 18

18 UHD Medium

M18

100 / 100 - 18

19 UHD

M18

100 / 100 - 18

18 UHD Medium

M22

100 / 90 - 19

19 UHD

M199

120 / 80 - 19

19 UHD

M199

110 / 90 - 19

19 UHD

Michelin Bib MousseTM for  ENDURO RANGES

Click on the product to see the corresponding Michelin Bib MousseTM.

MICHELIN ENDURO MEDIUM

FRONT TIRE - MICHELIN ENDURO MEDIUM

 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tire dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M15

90 / 90 - 21

21 UHD

M16

90 / 90 - 21

21 UHD

M16

90 / 100 - 21

21 UHD

 

REAR TIRE - MICHELIN ENDURO MEDIUM

 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tire dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M14

140 / 80 - 18

18 UHD Large

M18

120 / 90 - 18

18 UHD Medium

MICHELIN ENDURO XTREM

REAR TIRE - MICHELIN ENDURO XTREM

 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tire dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M14

140 / 80 - 18

18 UHD Large

M18

140 / 80 - 18

18 UHD Large

Michelin Bib MousseTM for DESERT RACE RANGES

Click on the product to see the corresponding Michelin Bib MousseTM.

MICHELIN DESERT RACE

FRONT TIRE - MICHELIN DESERT RACE

 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tire dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M16

90 / 90 - 21

21 UHD

 

REAR TIRE - MICHELIN DESERT RACE

 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tire dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M02

140 / 80 - 18

18 UHD Large

MICHELIN DESERT RACE BAJA 

Michelin Bib Mousse

Tyre dimension

Tubes dim UHD

M14

140 / 80 - 18

18 UHD Large

M02

140 / 80 - 18

18 UHD Large

What does the Michelin Bib MousseTM box contain?

  • One Michelin Bib MousseTM
  • One Bib MousseTM fitting gel (maximizes the lifespan of Michelin Bib MousseTM)
  • Michelin stickers and use by date
  • User Instructions  
Michelin bib mousse package

Michelin Bib MousseTM  fitment recommendations

  • Michelin Bib MousseTM are intended for Rally, Enduro and MX use.
  • Michelin Bib MousseTM should not often be stored at temperatures over 30°C, and temperatures above 40°C should be avoided all together.
  • Michelin Bib MousseTM are designed for off road competition use fitted to Michelin tires. The successful fitting and performance of MICHELIN Bib MousseTM in tire brands other than Michelin cannot be guaranteed.
  • Not designed for use on the public highway (NHS). The maximum speed for a tire with a Michelin Bib MousseTM fitted is 80mph (129 km/h).
  • The date of first use of the Michelin Bib MousseTM should be no later than 18 months from manufacture.
  • The MichelinBib MousseTM should be used within 6 months of first fitting. However, the lifespan of Michelin Bib MousseTM varies considerably depending on the intensity of usage and the discipline practised. For example, the durability will be much shorter for Motocross than for Enduro.
  • Before a fast stage, we recommend you to warm up the tire and the Michelin Bib MousseTM progressively at a moderate speed.
  • Apply Michelin Bib MousseTM gel every time you put on or take off a Michelin Bib MousseTM, both new and used:

 

1. To avoid degradation due to excessive heat, distribute the gel inside the tire without putting it on the tire beads or the rim at the rate of ½ tube on the front Michelin Bib MousseTM and 1 full tube on the rear Michelin Bib MousseTM

2. To limit the risk of punctures due to pinching in off-road use (motocross, enduro, rally...), use the gel with an inner tube, at the rate of ½ tube per tire.

 

How to remove a Michelin Bib MousseTM

  • Place the wheel on a fitting cradle or support.
  • Unseat the first bead and lubricate abundantly.
  • Put 3 levers in position, 4 inches apart. Remove the bead by inclining the 3 levers one after the other.
  • Keep only one lever, straighten it then turn the tire on the wheel to completely remove the bead.
  • Finish removing the tire by hooking the 2nd bead with a lever.
  • Extract the Michelin Bib MousseTM insert from the tire
How to remove a MICHELIN Bib Mousse

How to fit a Michelin Bib MousseTM

  • The rim must be in good condition. Check the spokes to prevent abnormal friction between the Michelin Bib MousseTM and wheel.
  • Position a rim tape inside the wheel or, failing this, a piece of adhesive tape covering the spoke nuts.
  • Place the wheel on the fitting unit.
  • Place the Michelin Bib MousseTM gel inside the tire. We recommend applying it with a brush (Avoid getting the gel on the tire beads: risk of rotation on the rim).
  • If necessary, apply vertical pressure on the tire to prise the beads apart.
  • Position the Michelin Bib MousseTM inside the tire.
  • Lubricate the first tire bead and the part of the Michelin Bib MousseTM that will be in contact with the rim (a Michelin liquid lubricant should be used).
  • Make sure there is no valve on the rim.
  • Put the first bead onto the rim. Start by positioning it in the rim well then use a fitting lever if necessary. Insert the Michelin Bib MousseTM as far as it will go into the rim well.
  • Lubricate the 2nd tire bead.
  • First put the bead onto the rim using a fitting lever. Immobilize this lever and then use a 2nd lever around 12 inches from the first to continue inserting the bead. Immobilize this 2nd lever then use a 3rd one to continue positioning of the bead, etc... until the bead is fully in position.
  • To seat the beads of the tire correctly against the rim flanges, it is recommended to inflate it to approximately 50.7 psi using a rubber TL valve. The valve is fixed on the inflation connector and simply positioned over the valve hole in the rim.
How to fit a MICHELIN Bib Mousse

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