Michelin Wild Race'R 29er Tire

4.4/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $29.99


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Product Description

Michelin Wild Race'r 29er MTB Tire. Michelin's race proven XC tire in a 29" wheel size is the weapon of choice for the serious and not-so-serious off road cyclist looking to do some technical work on their favorite singletrack.


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by personaX a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: July 20, 2014

Strengths:    Grip, fairly low rolling resistance, size.

Weaknesses:    Wears down quite fast especially when used as a rear tire, a bit heavy.

Bottom Line:   
This review is for the 2.25" basic version. I've setup them tubeless without issues.

I bought these as a fast, dry conditions summer tire. I was very surprised at the level of grip they provide. On the other hand they're not quite as fast as I was expecting, so there are better racing tires out there but these are excellent all-rounders. They're true to size at least on 23mm internal width rims. The weight is so-so, a bit under 800 grams.

Overall I was very pleased with these and would buy them again, given that they only cost about 25€ ~= 35$

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   bike-discount.de

Similar Products Used:   Kenda SB8 2.1" folding, Geax Saguaro 2.2" UST and TNT, Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.25" EVO SnakeSkin

Bike Setup:   2011 Trek Rumblefish One

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Holmes a Weekend Warrior from Berthoud, CO

Date Reviewed: October 31, 2011

Strengths:    Cheap, reasonably light, quality construction.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
At 30 bucks a pop these are a stupendously good value, I'm not sure that there are any other light(ish) Kevlar bead 29er tires that come close.

These have been perfect setup tubeless on Velocity Blunt rims, zero problems. They've worked well in dry conditions (rocky or loose over hardpack), doubt they would work well in the mud. I would definitely buy another set of these.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Universal Cycles

Similar Products Used:   WTB Weirwolf, Exiwolf and Nano, Maxxis Ardent, Kenda Slant Six

Bike Setup:   Voodoo Canzo FS29er on Velocity Blunt rims tubeless w/ Bontrager Rhythm 29er rim strips / valves

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by h2otaco a Racer from tulsa

Date Reviewed: August 11, 2011

Strengths:    Fast rolling, good cornering, tough sidewalls for a 700g tire, good volume, tread wears well, seat up well, price.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
These are great XC tires. Durable, cheap, roll well, handle well, and have a supple enough casting to give a good trail feel.

What more do you want? For $30-35 you'd be crazy not to run them. I don't understand why I don't see them more often.

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Favorite Trail:   Dir + rocks = fun

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Captain, Renegade, Geax AKA, Seguaro, Kenda Blue Groove, WTB Wolverine,Continental Race King.

Bike Setup:   Have these tires on both my specialized Epic, and my SS hardtail.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scot a Weekend Warrior from Tucson, AZ, USA

Date Reviewed: March 11, 2011

Strengths:    Light, fast, grippy in dry conditions, deals with sand very well.

Weaknesses:    For intended purpose, none.

Bottom Line:   
Light, grips well, spins up very fast, snappy on tight turns, no weight penalty here, tacky rubber compound really grips on dry hard pack. I have been using it as a commuter tire on rough roads/trails and on XC intermediate level rocky/sandy/gravely trails in the Tucson area and am very happpy with it. I was surprised at how well it deals with sand and powery dirt, the little knob spines grip well. Will lose traction and spin in deep gravely loose conditions but the Karma L3R does that too, only the nevegal with it's big lugs (and weight penalty)deals with that. The tires seem to be very high quality. I would recommend this to a XC racer, dry trail rider, or as a road tire for Mt.bike that has a bite. I'm training for Durango, CO trip so I have the Nevegal meats on to get used to them but when I'm done these will go back on for my low desert XC and road commuter life. This tire seems to me to have less volume than the Karma L3R Pro so seems less cushy but rolls faster on hard stuff. I like the Karma L3R pro as well, great tire.

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Favorite Trail:   Any Singletrack

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $37.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bicycle

Similar Products Used:   Kenda Karma L3R Pro 29, Kenda Nevegal 29

Bike Setup:   GS Sensor 29er FS

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chris Crash a Racer from North Van

Date Reviewed: July 12, 2010

Strengths:    Excellent grip - cornering, climbing and braking, excellent ride quality, casing quality, fast rolling

Weaknesses:    A bit heavy if running with tubes, not quite as fast as my racing Ralph. A bit vague on pavement but they still have ll the little rubber hairs on em so well see. The ralphs are like road tires and rail on pavement but I prefer dirt so...

Bottom Line:   
This is more of a ride review, I will post again but since I put about 50km on these in varied dry conditions in Whistler I had to post. MUCH grippier than my racing ralphs and almost as fast on dirt. Whistler is very rooty, rocky and technical and I only slipped when I my technique was off unlike with the ralphs which loose traction on loose over hard, rock and roots. Almost as grippy as the Rampage and way faster. Excellent compound, great grip in loose over hard. While the casing size is a bit shy of the 2.25 Ralph the ride quality overall capability is better so far. I'll re post in few months and after some wet weather rides

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Favorite Trail:   Anything singletrack

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Similar Products Used:   Nano raptor, rampage, exiwolf, racing ralph, nevegal, Fire XC pros, High rollers, Comp 16's, 24's, Mythos...

Bike Setup:   Salsa Big Mama, XT, Easton Havens, Fox F29 120mm etc..

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This came into the shop today mounted on a EC90 rim at an extremely high pressure. I have been looking for a high volume XC race tire for a while for rigid riding. I have found the RaRa(delicate), Nobby Nic(heavy and slow), and race king(doesnt corner well) (and never used the Ikon 2.35{probably ... Read More »

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michelin wild race'r 29

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