Aramide beads, designed to be flexible and light.
When designing their cycle tyres, MICHELIN use two types of bead, flexible beads (TS) and rigid beads (TR).
The flexible beads invented and developed by MICHELIN are made exclusively of aramide fabric, which is also to be found in bulletproof vests.
This textile fabric has a very great resistance to extension whilst being very lightweight.
These beads therefore have the special features of being very light and very strong, which reduces the overall weight by 40 to 70 grams per tyre.
MICHELIN high performance Road and Mountain Bike tyres are all equipped with flexible beads.
Tyre for mixed terrain
Excellent compromise between grip and performance
Effective when leaning the bike and across slopes