Michelin S12 XC Rear Tire

Michelin S12 XC Rear Tire
Michelin S12 XC Rear Tire

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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

AJames
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
FAST!!!! GOOD STUFF

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.

350xcf
Nashville,TN
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.

Roost371
Grandview WA
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.

thatguy2
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 .

PittsburghKDX220R
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.

doctorluigi
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.

weezey
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.

mx499
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.

ROCKETROB
SOUTH BEND,INDIANA
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
GREAT TIRE

GREAT TIRE AND GREAT PRICE , WEARS VERY GOOD AND HOOKS UP NICE , I WOULD RECOMEND THE TIRE TO A FRIEND.

Michelin S12 XC Rear Tire
bobisbad147 Top 250 Contributor
pittsburgh PA
Durability 4/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Wow!

I am a michelin man but i always bought the starcross tires until i got talked into buying this tire and its by far the best tire iv ever used i race harescrambles and im commin up on my 3rd race on this tire and its still 95% there and iv been down the road a total of 15 miles this thing hooks up amazing in wet terrain not sure on sand never rode in it with the tire but very good i race c class and could make it up hill climbs that pros made 2 attempts at so id highly recomend this tire

Michelin S12 XC Rear Tire
XCatv87 Top 1000 Contributor
Troy, Oh
Durability 4/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Nice Shoe

I love this tire. I have tried many tires over the years, and sure they all work, but the S12 works great. When riding in wet to soft soil, this tire performs well. However like any other tire, if you ride on hard packed dirt and such the tire will wear. Its a soft compound tire for a reason, to be ridden in soft soil, sand, mud, etc. Only thing I see being an issue, is that I wish they had a wider size for 19' rims.

Michelin S12 XC Rear Tire
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2 Questions
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BigH
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA
Q: Is this a soft intermediate or an intermediate tire?
1 year ago
MotoSportExpert
Expert MotoSport Staff
1 year ago
A: The Michelin S12 XC is a Soft/intermediate terrain tire.
http://motorcycle.michelinman.com/tires/michelin-s12-xc
Froehlke
Q: Whats the difference between the s12 and the s12 xc?
Over 6 years ago
JesseC
MotoSport Staff
Over 6 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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