Michelin S12 XC Rear Tire

$110.99 - $127.99
$77.99 - $89.99
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Michelin S12 XC Rear Tire
Michelin S12 XC Rear Tire
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  • Please note: Tire sizes vary by ride, please check your current tire and wheel sizes before placing the order. If you have any questions, please call Customer Service at 1-888-676-8853.

The history of Michelin's involvement in off-road racing and the long history of the S12 XC dirt bike tire makes for a competition-ready tire that you can trust to get you to the finish line.

  • The Michelin S12 XC tire was strictly designed for traction in soft terrain; the newest S12 XC tire takes it a step further and improved the durability in conjunction with better grip.
  • The reformulated rubber mixture on the S12 XC improves durability by at least 25% from previous Michelin tires.
  • A championship tire needs to transmit feedback efficiently and Michelin improved this on the S12 XC with a redesigned casing by adding a ply and adding thickness to the sidewalls in the bead area.
  • Maintaining the proven tread pattern was exactly what Michelin did with the S12 XC tire; the shoulder pattern promotes cornering stability. Keeping the lugs clear from mud build up is accomplished with the S12 XC tires unique 45° knobs.

Michelin Sizing Conversion:

Michelin has their own proprietary method for measuring their off-road XC tires: The width of Cross tires is measured at the level of the base of the tread blocks, while for Enduro tires, it is measured by the overall dimension, that is to say at the widest point which is the top of the tread blocks. Since this may confuse customers who ordered based on their fitment but received a tire which appears to be incorrectly sized, the chart below has been provided. It converts from standard sizing (as purchased) to Michelin's sizes (written on tire sidewalls).

  • Conventional size 80/100-21 = Michelin size of 90/90-21.
  • Conventional size 100/90-19 = Michelin size of 120/80-19.
  • Conventional size 110/90-19 = Michelin size of 130/70-19.
  • Conventional size 100/100-18 = Michelin size of 120/90-18.
  • Conventional size 110/100-18 = Michelin size of 130/80-18.
  • Conventional size 120/90-18 = Michelin size of 140/80-18.
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Location: Lake Charles, LA, USA
Doctorluigi
Really amazing tire.

I have purchased many S12 XC Michelins in the past and Ive never been let down! The rubber is top notch and the look on the bike is like no other. It has amazing turning grip and stopping power is stout. The tires last very long down here in the south where there arent too many rocks. So i recommend it to you. B class off road racer.

Overall 5 out of 5 stars
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Location: Waverly, IL 62692, USA
MATT
FAST!!!! GOOD STUFF

Michelin S12 XC Rear Tire
Overall 5 out of 5 stars
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Location: Seattle, WA, USA
LoweRidah
Michelin s12

I have tried several tires, but these michelin's feel like i can really get into the corners especially on soft terrain tracks!

Overall 5 out of 5 stars
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Location: Hendersonville, TN, USA
stonelynch
Great intermediate tire!

Great tire for the price!

Overall 5 out of 5 stars
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Bustedknuckle
Excellent tire

I ride XC all across the mid South. This tire is the best I have found for most conditions. These tires do run small. Be sure of sizing before you order.

Overall 5 out of 5 stars
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Location: Jacksonville, FL
SoulMan
Good in Florida sand

My two favorite sand tires are this (s12XC) and the Maxxis MS. The Maxxis has better straight line hook up, but I think the S12 is better for Harescrambles as the side traction is better on roots.

Overall 5 out of 5 stars
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Location: Nashville,TN
350xcf
Best Soft XC tire period

It works where no other tire does. Wet ,muddy, slick rocks. Great gncc, cross country & enduro tire!

Overall 5 out of 5 stars
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Perfect for trail riding! Best tire I have had in the mountains by far. Will never by another rear tire other than this one.

Overall 1 out of 5 stars
Location: Grandview WA
Roost371
Disappointed

I love Michelins, but this tire was horribly. I have this tire on my 2011 YZ250 F, Six motos on a primarily sand track, and nearly all the side knobbies are chuncked off. The center knobs look fine. I'm going back to a MS or MH 3.

Overall 5 out of 5 stars
Location: Etowah TN
thatguy2
Fantastic tire

this is the best tire ive ever put on my bike ,even though i ordered a 110/100 and got a 130 ?? still worked great .

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Froehlke Over 5 years ago
Whats the difference between the s12 and the s12 xc?
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Over 5 years ago Location: Tualatin
JesseC
all the differences/improvements are listed in the item description. I would say the biggest difference is that Michelin claims to have increased the durability by 25% over the original S12
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