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Michelin Desert Race Front Tire

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Michelin Desert Race Front Tire
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Michelin Desert Race Front Tire 90/90x21 (54R) Tube Type

Part# 1420900001 | Mfg Part# 29198

Our Price: $127.88

MSRP: $202.95 - You save $75.07 (37% off)

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Details

  • Excellent durability, even in high temperatures.
  • DOT-compliant, so you don’t have to trailer your bike to the trails.
  • Exceptional stability under braking, with strong lean-angle grip when accelerating.
  • Rear casing engineered to reduce operating temperature and improve tire life.
  • Front tire load index and speed rating 54R, Rear tire load index and speed rating 70R.
  • Michelin size 90/90x21 = 80/100x21 Conventional sizing.
  • Michelin tire size 140/80x18 = 120/100x18 Conventional sizing.
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Michelin Desert Race Front Tire Reviews

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4.9 / 5.0
7 Reviews
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Value
5.0 / 5
Tread life
5.0 / 5
Grip/Traction
5.0 / 5
Handling
5.0 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes (5)
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Superb
Best front offroad/street legal tire i've used. No noticable wear with regular street riding. Hooks up well.
April 21, 2019
chicago, IL, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
1 year ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
6'1 - 6'3
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
2017 KTM 500 EXC-F
Added stunning turning performance to my KTM. 6 hour ride with no visible wear in sand and rocks California desert riding
December 31, 2018
San Diego, CA, US
Purchased
1 year ago
Bib Mousse Fit
The M16 Bib Mousse WILL NOT fit into the Michelin Desert Race Front Tire 90/90x21. A RM ATV/MC rep told me that they would fit together, and in their defense, the sheet provided by Michelin with the mousse states that the two should fit on a 1.65 rim. I failed to install it on my own and took it to a shop that regularly installs Bib Mousse, and they failed as well. "If we tried any harder, something would've broke." We ended up installing a M15. I can't speak for the performance as of yet, but I wanted to warn prospective buyers of the sizing issue.

-m-2016 HUSQVARNA FE 501--
December 18, 2018
, CO, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
1 year ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
6'1 - 6'3
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Desert Race
The ultimate California dual sport front tire for me.
Wears like iron, is happy with very low pressure, amazing traction in most all scenarios off-road, it's a knobby when on the street...

I love this tire in combination with the Pirelli MT-43

-m-2006 SUZUKI DR-Z 400S--
April 6, 2018
Concord, CA, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
1 year ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
221 - 250 lbs.
Height:
6'1 - 6'3
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
06 YZ250
We ride hard rocky desert and rocky single track. Ive tried several other front tires. This is my second desert race tire. I got over 2400 miles out of the first one and it still looked good,zero chunks. This is my front tire from now on..cost more but well worth it!

-m-2006 YAMAHA YZ250--
August 15, 2017
hooper, UT, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
221 - 250 lbs.
Height:
6'1 - 6'3
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Great Tire for Dual Sport and all around Trail Riding
Highly recommend this tire. Great tread life and traction for all type of riding.
November 2, 2016
Clovis, CA, US
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Higher in price, but pays for itself if tubeless
Running in rough desert conditions tubeless at 8PSI. Corners as good or better than the Dunlop AT81, holds up as good or better than the Bridgestone ED77. For desert and rocky mountain trail conditions I have found the goldilocks tire. The dunlop AT 81 corners real well, but started shearing side knobs after about 10 rides. At best I got 4 months out of it, but it really should have been replaced in about 3 months. I went to the Bridgestone ED77 which lasted all of 11 months before I wore the side knobs down due to friction. While durable the ED77 never really cornered that well even when new.

The Michelin Desert Race is the best of both. It has the same 90/90 profile as the AT81, has the same ability to progressively let go due to staggered side and intermediate lugs, holds on much longer prior to letting go, and all signs point to a 1 year tire. I would go through 3 to 4 AT81s in that time frame, so the $100+ price pays for itself real quick.

Have even run it for about 10 rough desert miles with 0 PSI due to a tubeless setup issue. Pay close attention to the setup/install sequence with the tubeless kits and you shouldn't have that issue. Lesson learned.

This is my go to tire, that all others will be measured by
January 26, 2016
AZ
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