if you know how set up your tires, rims, and the Bibbs on a KTM EXC 500 you CAN do over 2000 miles off and on road (some times 80+ mph at length) from San Diego to Cobo, and back in 15 days with the same set of "off road tires" not blocky DS street tires,and the SAME set of Bibbs.
Michelin Bib Mousse
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Invented by Michelin, Michelin Bib-Mousse has an unparalleled number of victories and championships: 26 victories in the Dakar Rally-Raid since 1983, 22 Enduro World Championship and 7 Motocross World Championships!
Michelin's Bib-Mousse is a foam core insert which replaces a standard rubber inner tube in off-road motorcycle tires. It is a sponge-like circle of butyl honeycomb foam whose tiny cells are charged with nitrogen. Lighter than a heavy duty tube, Michelin Bib-Mousse offers an equivalent pressure of 13 PSI (0.9 bar) and removes the inconvenience from a puncture. The smooth molded outer skin is designed to help it slip into its specified size of off-road motorcycle tire (Michelin tires ONLY). Developed by Michelin for expert racers who must finish each and every race. When you cannot tolerate a DNF, get Bib-Mousse!
I'm a woods racer. As I move up in class I am riding faster and harder which naturally puts more abuse on my tires. Last season was having tire issues so I tried a bib-mouse front and it really helped. I am now setting up for bib-mousse front and rear and expect to ride much better and faster.
Love this mousse set up when riding in the desert at high speeds i have way more confidence especially when coming into an unexpected rock garden the front doesn't deflect like it used to it just takes whatever you throw at it! awesome set up! installation should say requires a buddy but you can get it done!
if you are racing off-road. They are a pain to install and don't last that long, but you won't dnf from a flat.
The best thing to hit dirt bike wheels since knobbie tires!
These are cool.
I finally decided to run the bib mousse tubes towards the end of the 2011 GNCC Racing season when I was leading a race in Pennsylvania, 8 hours from my home in Germanton, NC. Soon after, I switched to the bib mousse tubes and no longer have to worry about flats.
pays for its self, i ride almost 4 hours every weekend on trails that are miles from civilization and knowing that my tire is going to hold up puts my mind at ease because those of you who have had to run a rim off a bike or push one for more than a mile up and down hills will know what i mean. the only draw back to the insert is how difficult to install it was, try changing a tire with a fully inflated tube....
I race motocross and this is the way to go runs about 8 to 10 psi gives tire a good squat to hook up. i hate changing tubes so i tried this and will never run tubes again! alot of pro motocross riders like chard reed run this. so its great for woods or track. the harder you ride the faster it wears out and there somewhat of a pain to get in but well worth it in my opinion. i run it in a dunlop mx51 so you DONT have to get a michelin tire will work in alot of big company tires!!
In the front tire the mouse is awesome ! I've tried heavy tubes , tubliss system, this is the way to go. Both my dual sport and race bike run mouse in the front and tubliss in the rear. I can adjust the rear pressure in the air chamber for different conditions and not worry about the front ever. best system I've used.