Michelin's E-Wild tire is a new e-Enduro-specific tire loaded with race tech

Michelin's E-Wild Racing Line tire
The E-Wild Race Line tire adds to the French brand's MTB tire lineup (Image credit: Michelin)

The Wild Enduro Racing Line tire is one of Michelin's best mountain bike tires, famous for its distinctive blue and yellow sidewalls. The French brand's popular enduro tire is ridden by some of the best enduro MTB racers around, including Australian Sam Hill, and riders from the Nukeproof-SRAM Factory Racing Team and the Lapierre Overvolt Team. Michelin has now added the new E-Wild tire to its MTB tire lineup.

As the name suggests, the E-Wild tire is specifically designed for e-Enduro riders looking for the best e-MTB tire performance. The E-Wild tires are packed with all the latest Michelin technology that includes casing construction, tread pattern design, and compound formulations. All aimed to give the best e-MTB-specific tire performance from optimal puncture and pinch protection to improved grip, control, and speed.

Close up on the tread of Michelin's E-Wild Racing Line tire

The E-Wild Racing Line tire has been developed with input from the Nukeproof-SRAM Factory Racing Team and the Lapierre Overvolt Team (Image credit: Michelin)

Coming in a Front and Rear specific tread pattern the E-Wild also benefits from the brand's Magi-X compound, which they say delivers extra grip in all conditions. There are two tubeless-ready models named Racing Line and Competition Line, Racing Line has blue and yellow sidewalls and Competition Line has White. I had a look over the specs to see what the E-Wild Race Line tires are all about.

Michelin E-Wild Front 

Michelin's E-Wild Racing Line Front tire

There are two versions of the Front, the E-Wild Front Racing Line sized and the E-Wild Front Competition Line (Image credit: Michelin)

Developed with input from the Nukeproof-SRAM Factory Racing Team and the Lapierre Overvolt Team, both Front and Rear versions are ready for the most extreme enduro racing. As you would expect they draw inspiration from the brand's renowned Enduro tire range. Michelin E-Wild Front has a tread pattern claimed to give unbeatable confidence, grip, and speed.

There are two versions of the Front, the E-Wild Front Racing Line sized in either 29x2.4 or 29x2.6 choices, and the E-Wild Front Competition Line sized in 27.5x2.6, 27.5x2.8 or 29x2.6. Both tires have slightly different attributes with the Racing Line version having better grip over the Competition Line, with that Competition version trumping its sibling with better speed and matching the claimed life span. Pricing varies from £79.99 to £89.99 depending on version and sizing.

Michelin E-Wild Rear

Michelin's E-Wild Racing Line Rear tire

The E-Wild Rear tire has been designed to give maximum traction on the toughest climbs (Image credit: Michelin)

The E-Wild Rear tire has much of the same attributes as the Front version with the same puncture and pinch protection. The Rear has been engineered to deliver maximum traction even on the toughest of climbs and plenty of grip and protection on the way down.

There are also two versions of the Rear, the E-Wild Rear Racing Line sized in either 27.5x2.6 and 29x2.6, and the E-Wild Rear Competition Line sized in 27.5x2.6, 27.5x2.8 or 29x2.6.

Different performance benefits depend on the model chosen with the E-Wild Rear Racing Line delivering the best grip and rolling resistance, and the E-Wild Rear Competition Line having a claimed better lifespan and overall speed. Like the Front pricing varies from £79.99 to £89.99 depending on version and sizing. US and EU pricing TBC.

All models and sizes of the Michelin E-Wild Tires are in stock and available now from Silverfish UK and bricks and mortar bike shops. 

Paul Brett
Staff writer

Paul Brett is a staff writer for BikePerfect.com. He has been an avid cyclist for as long as he can remember, initially catching the mountain biking bug in the 1990s, and raced mountain bikes for over a decade before injury cut short a glittering career. He’s since developed an obsession for gravel riding and recently has dabbled in the dark art of cyclocross. A fan of the idea of bikepacking he has occasionally got involved and has ridden routes like the North Coast 500, Scotland and the Via Francigena (Pilgrim Route), Italy.

Current rides: Marin Alpine Trail 2, Ribble 725, Cube Stereo 160

Height: 175cm