Posted on July 17, 2018

Michelin Launches Its First Tubeless Cycling Tire

POWER Gravel cycling tire provides grip, performance and strength on roads and trails

Greenville, S.C., July 17, 2018 From tarmac to single-track, Michelin’s new POWER Gravel tire is engineered to deliver excellent grip, performance and durability in a variety of cycling conditions. MICHELIN POWER Gravel can tackle its rider’s favorite road or trail while giving the comfort and durability consumers would expect from a Michelin tire.

As a contributor to the design and development of the first Universal System Tubeless (UST) standard, this is Michelin’s first tubeless entry for its road series tires, suitable for lighter off-road pursuits.

“With over a year of testing on trails in the U.S. and Canada, POWER Gravel was designed to deliver the best tire for adventure enthusiasts,” said Shane Messner, Michelin two-wheel director for North America. “The new Gravel line combines the best of Michelin’s road tires with the strength of our mountain bike tires.”

The “Bead 2 Bead Protek” protects the whole tire casing and creates better strength for cyclists. Customers will experience more miles on the road or trail thanks to Michelin’s new exclusive X-Miles Compound rubber that extends the tire’s lifespan. The “Gravel Design” tread pattern features small blocks for low rolling resistance and excellent grip on mixed or changing terrains.

POWER Gravel tires are in stores now and available in three sizes (700x33mm, 700x35mm and 700x40mm). With a tread design engineered to provide cyclists with the best riding experience, Michelin’s newest launch offers an affordable tire without sacrificing durability or longevity.

Visit to learn more about POWER Gravel and order your set online.

About Michelin North America

Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The Company has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires.  In addition to tires, the Company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America ( employs about 22,700 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants. Forbes magazine has ranked Michelin No. 1 on its annual survey of “Best Large Employers in America” for 2018. Learn more about purpose-driven careers with a purpose-driven company at


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