Michelin Wildgripper X-Sport Older Tires

3.89/5 (9 Reviews)


Product Description

  • same race-proven tread design as the WildGripper Lite and Lite S.
  • Foldable or rigid bead. Rigid bead version available with either ivory or black sidewalls.
  • 33 tpi casing


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    Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Daren Cornwall from Manchester

    Date Reviewed: August 19, 2004

    Strengths:    Low rolling resistance, good on grass and mud

    Weaknesses:    a little scary on gravel

    Bottom Line:   
    Good all rounder, good value for money, a little practice lets you push it with confidence.

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    Favorite Trail:   lakes round trips

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   with bike

    Bike Setup:   Giant Terrago fs2

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by andrew a Weekend Warrior from hamilton canada

    Date Reviewed: December 7, 2002

    Strengths:    good in wet and muddy conditions and good on loose soil for cornering

    Weaknesses:    asphault, i was stupid and rode on the road alot with these tires and they wore down really fast

    Bottom Line:   
    the tires are good in the mud and loose soil but don't use them for city riding cause they'll wear out right fast

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Purchased At:   main cyce

    Similar Products Used:   many

    Bike Setup:   2002 rm fusion

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Gerben Stam a Cross Country Rider from Delft, N-H, Netherlands

    Date Reviewed: November 26, 2002

    Strengths:    Good grip on wet track. Never had a puncture in 2 years!

    Weaknesses:    A bit heavy.

    Bottom Line:   
    Good tire with lots of grip and puncture-free

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    Favorite Trail:   Amerongen

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Bike Setup:   Giant ATX-frame, Marzocchi MXR-fork, Shimano LX/XT, Thudbuster seatpost, Time-pedals

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Robert Thompson a Cross Country Rider from Leicester / uk

    Date Reviewed: September 25, 2002

    Strengths:    Fast, has good tread pattern, ive had no puntures in 2 years of road riding with these.

    Weaknesses:    none to think off.

    Bottom Line:   
    The ones I have are the cream coloured folding type, and with a limited budget of £20 a pair they are great value. At first they looked a little narrow (1.80) for winter xc riding, so I switch to Panracers for that, but for gravel and road riding they are much better than the fat sluggish lumps of rubber that you buy for double the price. The compound is hard wearing and they have lasted a lot longer than I thought. I am pleased with my Michelin's, would buy again when these babie's wear.

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    Favorite Trail:   miserable angry farmers

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   mail order

    Similar Products Used:   Panracer smoke/dart

    Bike Setup:   Viper f-40 elite frame (www.woollyhatshop.com), wieniemen 512 rims, Panracer smoke, avid sd 2.0 brakes, shimano stx groupset, Bomber Z4's

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Roberto a Cross Country Rider from Central America

    Date Reviewed: July 17, 2002

    Strengths:    Fast rolling, good mud shedding capability.

    Weaknesses:    A bit heavy for a folding tire and size (26x1.95)

    Bottom Line:   
    They are awesome for any wet terrain. Seems that mud run away from them, cause they never build up. A little slippery on wet rocks and roots. A little nervous on loose terrain going downhill, but perhaps a fatter 26x2.1 will be more stable.
    I bought these tires with foul weather and wet terrain in mind and they haven't dissapointed me. They perform in mud like a champ without the rolling resistance penalty. Will keep them for a while when dry season comes, but most probably will switch to some fast rolling, semi-slick.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   Kenda, Cheng Shin, Vittoria

    Bike Setup:   Cross country hardtail

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by a cool guy a Weekend Warrior from England

    Date Reviewed: June 15, 2002

    Strengths:    *low rolling resistance
    *grips well in mud (for a 1.95)
    *light


    Weaknesses:    *not to good on loose graval

    Bottom Line:   
    These were great when I was doing long rides on my bike (40 miles+)coz they had low rolling resistance and were light now I'm getting more comfidant and wanted a more aggressive tyre so I put some D.H. tioga's but the X-sports were very good for speed and could be used on road as well so maybe I should use thicker X-sports instead. I also had big problems on loose stuff hower and thi could be a problem if youdo a lot on graval

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   stock

    Similar Products Used:   tested lots on friends bikes

    Bike Setup:   tioga dh 2.1 deore transmission hardtail

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Kace a Cross Country Rider from Bristol, UK

    Date Reviewed: November 23, 2001

    Strengths:    Very fast, light weight

    Weaknesses:    slippy on gravel

    Bottom Line:   
    Although these F&R specific tyres have quite an agressive deep tread, it is very close spaced around the centre of the tyre, giving great rolling speed and acceleration. I'm running the 1.95 "folders", and they're light and (I say again) quite fast. My one reservation is that they're quite skittish on loose surfaces, as the other reviewers have alluded to. Perhaps the wider ones are better? But I'm happy to go careful over the gravel when they zip so smoothly over grass and bite really well in soft mud. Good multi-purpose XC tyre. (Note my value rating is at the price I paid: GBP20 the pair)

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   chainreaction.com

    Similar Products Used:   Tioga psychos, Panaracer smoke/dart


    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Dave a Cross Country Rider from Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Date Reviewed: July 12, 2000

    Strengths:    Cheap price, low rolling resistance.

    Weaknesses:    Slippery fronts

    Bottom Line:   
    I agree with the first reviewer... the front tires are nervous around hard corners. Great tires for X-country rides with light trails. Better than running with slicks on the MTB.

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    Favorite Trail:   Delta watershed

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Bike Setup:   '99 Rocky Mountain Spice

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by bladteth a Cross Country Rider from Lodz, Poland

    Date Reviewed: June 9, 2000

    Strengths:    + price/performance ratio
    + thread (quick auto-cleaning from mud)
    + will easily seat itself on the rim


    Weaknesses:    - rather bad in tight turns, tendency to slip (front tire)
    - soft rubber that worns quite fast (rear one)
    - weight


    Bottom Line:   
    This tires are good to start an adventre in MTB. Moderate rolling resistance, low price and auto-seating on the rims make this piece of rubber an interesting one. On the other hand, the rear tire worns quickly and front one has very annoying tendency to loose the grip when it comes to cornering - you have to 'feel' the point when it begins to slip. This review is for 1,95 X-Sports.

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Similar Products Used:   Panaracer XC Pro 2.1, Ritchey Z-Max 1.9, Author tires

    Bike Setup:   Giant Terrago '98 with upgrades

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