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Reviewing the NEW Michelin DH22 tyres

After a year of testing by some of the best pro riders during the 2019 season, Michelin have made their new range of excellent DH22 downhill tyres available to the

After a year of testing by some of the best pro riders during the 2019 season, Michelin have made their new range of excellent DH22 downhill tyres available to the public

The new DH range is made up of four different options, which have been designed to tackle all types of surfaces and to offer added grip in wet and dry conditions.

The Michelin DH22 tyres have been eagerly anticipated by riders up and down the country as they have been labelled the most versatile MTB tyre in the range.

As the UK’s no.1 for all things Michelin off road, we were fortunate enough to get our hands on these tyres early, and have been busy putting them to the test. Read on for our honest review of the new Michelin downhill tyres, and to discover how to get them delivered to your door next day* and for free!

Our review of Michelin’s DH22 mountain bike tyres

The Michelin DH22 was built with the new Magi-X compound and downhill shield casing to “ensure good stud penetration on soft terrain while combining stability on hard terrain” which makes it a good choice for almost any UK MTB event.

Aside from being the most versatile tyre in the new downhill range, the Michelin DH22 tyre also offers riders benefits that include:

  • Excels on soft and mixed terrain
  • High performance on hard terrain
  • Tubeless-ready with wire bead for reliable sealing
  • Suitable for front or rear use and comes in a 2.4-inch width

Sizes available

Who are these tyres ideal for?

The DH22 is a tough, grippy, tubeless-ready tyre designed for both the fastest downhill riders in the world, as well as harden weekend warriors.

It comes from Michelins ‘racing line’ making it great for regular training, intense leisure rides and competitive downhill racing. It also comes with 4 x 55 TPI casing which allows for high-speed stability, even at low pressures.

What our riders have to say…

Pro mountain bike rider, Lewis Ranger, says the following;

“After riding the Wild Enduros for a full season last year, I fell in love with them and felt that there was no reason to try anything else! But with lockdown and the absence of racing I decided to mount up some DH22’s and go testing.

I felt like the grip you can squeeze out of the Wild Enduros was pretty incredible but the 22’s are another level again! It was noticeable even on the first run! The super soft compound found grip where I didn’t even think it was possible. I chucked them at every slippery root and rock I could find and it actually became a challenge to find something they wouldn’t hook up on!

The soft compound doesn’t make for a weak tyre though. It’s got a really stiff carcass that refuses to roll and squirm even with silly low tyre pressures! It also deals really well with square edge impacts even without an insert.

All of these advantages don’t come without some small drawbacks though. The rolling resistance whilst pedalling is noticeably slower, but who wants a KOM going up the hill anyway?! I found a good comprise between more than enough grip and pedalling efficiency was to run the 22 on the front and put the slightly harder compound DH34 out back.

If your idea of a good day out is riding the techiest trails you can find and getting down them faster than your mates then these are the tyres for you! If you prefer smoking the climbs and getting mega miles in, maybe the Wild Enduros are still the ‘go-to’!'”

Buy online today!

With free next day delivery when you purchase from, you can get your hands on the Michelin DH22 tyres in no time at all! 

Purchase the tyres here. 

For more advice on choosing the right Michelin mountain bike tyres and accessories, get in touch with our team by calling us on 01723 344782, or emailing us at

Don’t forget to tag us in videos using your Michelin downhill tyres on Instagram, tagging @Endurotyresmoto_mtb and #teammichelin.


*Next day delivery is subject to availability and location. Orders must be completed by 1pm Monday – Friday