Michelin S12 XC Rear Tire

Michelin S12 XC Rear Tire
Michelin S12 XC Rear Tire

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Florida, USA
Durability 3/5 Ease of Installation 3/5 Performance 5/5 Style 4/5
Excellent tire

2012 KTM 250xc being raced in Northwest Florida, Central Florida, Alabama and Georgia doing Harescramble and Endure events with the occasional MX track thrown in there.

I purchased these after riding a friends bike with a set on it, the amount of corner bite and straight line traction he had compared to the set i was running was unreal and i had to try a set for myself. I currently have 8 hours on these as i type this, they've seen one race and three practice days totaling roughly 150 miles and are starting to show it. The sipes cut into each lug are now gone and they're starting to round off a little on the rear, but seem to offer the same amount of traction they had when they were new. The front is showing minimal wear on the side lugs, but as is typical it will probably outlast two rear tires to one front one. It hasn't rained since I've owned them so i can't report on wet weather handling but in the DRY Fl dirt/sand/clay/roots/brush they're the bees knees. I've been pleasantly surprised that there has been no chunking to report even though my local riding area is very rooted and has small sampling stumps through out our trail system. I will be purchasing another set of these and recommend them to all my buddies.

Ictdoc Verified Purchaser
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 3/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5

Taylor park Colorado in October 2016. Rocks and snow on single track and atv trails. Climbed right up flag mountain. I proved to my friends the importance of fresh nobs on mountain climbs. Great tire.

CaptainAwesome Verified Purchaser
Kansas, USA
Durability 3/5 Ease of Installation 4/5 Performance 5/5 Style 4/5
Hard to beat

Good straight line and corner traction. Will always go this tire if I'm unsure of the hare scramble course.

Seven Verified Purchaser
Durability 4/5 Ease of Installation 4/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Must have

Best tires for Michigan trails

Rochester, NY
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Excellent XC / Trail tires

This is one of the best all round tires I've used to date (Have been through over a half a dozen so far). From mud to intermediate/hard terrain, this tire shines in any condition. Tremendous grip and wear for an XC tire. Highly recommend for anyone into trail riding / Hare Scrambles / Enduro where the terrain is primarily Soft - Intermediate. It does hook up decent on rocks / boulders, but it will tear them right up in no time. So for straight up Extreme Enduro Conditions, I use either a trials tire in the rear or the Pirelli MT16 Rear and Bridge M59 in the front.

But again for most of the riding I do (Hare Scrambles / Trails / Some MX for practice), the Micheline S12 XC tire (Front & Rear) is a top notch combo.

Doctorluigi Verified Purchaser
Lake Charles, LA, USA
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
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.

MATT Verified Purchaser
Waverly, IL 62692, USA
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5

Michelin S12 XC Rear Tire
LoweRidah Top 1000 Contributor Verified Purchaser
Seattle, WA, USA
Durability 4/5 Ease of Installation 3/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
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!

stonelynch Verified Purchaser
Hendersonville, TN, USA
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Great intermediate tire!

Great tire for the price!

Bustedknuckle Verified Purchaser
Durability 3/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
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.

SoulMan Verified Purchaser
Jacksonville, FL
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 4/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
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.

Durability 3/5 Ease of Installation 4/5 Performance 5/5 Style 4/5
Best Soft XC tire period

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

Verified Purchaser
Durability 4/5 Performance 5/5

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

Grandview WA

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.

Etowah TN
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 .

Pittsburgh, PA
Excellent Choice for Mud and Sloppy Conditions

Was running a M12 XC rear and S12 in the front. Decided that rear M12 tire was not the best suited for riding in muddy, slippery and gnarly singletrack conditions. The difference between the M12 and the S12 is AMAZING. The S12 tire performs as advertised. The side bite and the predictability of this tire was outstanding.

Lake Charles, LA.
Yes buy them.

this is my 9th michelin s12 xc that i have bought, would never use anything else, no other tire lasts as long and resists chunking as well.

roanoke va
Not impressed

Ran this tire on my 450 with good results. The 100-90-19 is way different though. Knobs are much smaller and chunked off bad on my 250f. In thick mud it does not hook up at all. In hardpack it shreads knobs. In sand it is good as long as it is prepped and firm though there are way better tires for a prepped track.

NE Ohio
Works Great

I bought this based on a recommendation from a friend. I am very happy so far. This tire hooks up well and seems to be wearing at a slow pace. I have always used the MS3 but they do not make that in an 18inch size so this was my option.

Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5


Michelin S12 XC Rear Tire
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Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA
Q: Is this a soft intermediate or an intermediate tire?
1 year 4 months ago
Expert MotoSport Staff
1 year 4 months ago
A: The Michelin S12 XC is a Soft/intermediate terrain tire.
Q: Whats the difference between the s12 and the s12 xc?
Over 7 years ago
MotoSport Staff
Over 7 years ago Location: Tualatin
A: 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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