Michelin XC 29er All Terrain 29er Tire

4.67/5 (9 Reviews)
Weight : 660 grams


Product Description

  • Long-lasting carbon black rubber compound
  • XCR All Terrain tread pattern
  • Great traction in most conditions


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    Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by mtluke a Weekend Warrior from CT

    Date Reviewed: May 21, 2011

    Strengths:    Rolls well,good grip

    Weaknesses:    not great on rock

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a follow up to an earlier review.
    Good rear tire overall, unless you ride a ton of rocks, not terrible on these just not enough side tracton.Very predictable tire, good traction and nice drift when pushed hard. Excellent traction while climbing and braking.
    In most conditions though these are a good solid choice for most east coast riding.
    They run bigger than stated, my 2.0 is actually like a 2.2.
    Difficult to find.
    Have not run them as a front tire, doesn't look like it would do well but they have surprised me in the rear so maybe they'd be OK.

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    Favorite Trail:   monster at Blue mt

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   lbs

    Similar Products Used:   Sagauro, Fire Pro, Bonty 29-3


    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by joebreez a Cross Country Rider from CT

    Date Reviewed: December 21, 2010

    Strengths:    Rolls fast, grips well. Setup quickly for tubeless. I like the light weight and fast roll and they only weigh 620 gms.

    Weaknesses:    Susceptible to pinch flats?
    Don't seem to have much for cornering knobs, but the tire still hangs in there fairly well.
    Good luck finding them, really scarce


    Bottom Line:   
    I had to set these up tubeless due to a few too many pinch flats. A great tire but soft sidewalls, they roll well and have good grip. I'm 210 lbs and I found I really like this tire, I just didn't want to run them at 40 psi to keep them from flatting. I'd buy these again as a rear but got a Panracer Fire XC for the front and love it also.
    Got this one slightly used at my lbs and love it.
    My only complaint is during off camber cornering there is not enough side lugs to get a good bite. They don't wash out but drift nicely-otherwise 5 stars

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    Favorite Trail:   Myx Monster at Blue Mt Peekskill

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $25.00

    Purchased At:   lbs

    Similar Products Used:   Geax Saguaro, Bonty 29-3

    Bike Setup:   Stock Rumblefish 1

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Ebart a Racer from Michigan

    Date Reviewed: October 25, 2010

    Strengths:    Very Reliable tire. Feels solid in all conditions.
    Great traction to weight ratio.


    Weaknesses:    Feels heavy in the 29er version on front.


    Bottom Line:   
    This is a great all round tire. It does everything you need it to. Not the lightest for racing on, but great training tire. Also not the fastest on hard pack. It handled well in sand on tree roots and in the corners it was excellent. Thinking about going tubeless with it to lighten it.

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    Favorite Trail:   All

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $38.00

    Purchased At:   pricepoint

    Similar Products Used:   kenda karma LR3 pro and SB'8.
    hutchinson python air light


    Bike Setup:   2010 Jade "This" 29'er

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Unknown Kowalski a Cross Country Rider from Santa Rosa

    Date Reviewed: April 15, 2010

    Strengths:    I have thought about setting these up as tubeless but I don't think I have to. These things will not pinch flat. I have been trying to pinch them out running at less than 30 PSI which was unheard of on my Mountain Kings. They still keep going.

    Weaknesses:    Not so good on wet rocks and roots.

    Bottom Line:   
    A solid tire and a great deal.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Purchased At:   REI

    Similar Products Used:   Conti Mountain Kings, Exiwolf Race.

    Bike Setup:   Bianchi Sok, 1x9. Speed Disk Wheels

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by mtnbiker72 a Weekend Warrior from Republic of Cascadia

    Date Reviewed: March 4, 2010

    Strengths:    Nice spaced out knobs, work great tubeless, good weight, slightly wider than 2.0", Long wearing compound

    Weaknesses:    Not so good on roots

    Bottom Line:   
    I got these on closeout from REI for a steal. My IRC's were doing decent in the mud but clogging a bit. Based on the tread pattern, I guessed that these would make good mud tires. I was right, they stay cleared and really hand on in the wet stuff. So far they look almost new, hardly any wear in three solid months of riding them. They also work very well tubeless, actually holding air without sealant as well as some first generation UST tires. The one weakness is due to a harder compound, they are slick on roots but that is to be expected. I was happy to see they have good volume and actually measure out at 2.08" wide.

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    Favorite Trail:   Growlers

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $13.00

    Purchased At:   REI

    Similar Products Used:   IRC Mythos 29, Kenda Nevegal 29

    Bike Setup:   29er

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by 247 a Cross Country Rider from Philly

    Date Reviewed: February 28, 2010

    Strengths:    Best Tire and Value ever. Got them at closeout at REI.

    Weaknesses:    None soo far

    Bottom Line:   
    Best tire on mud I ever used. Lightweight, nd 2.0 is really like a 2.2
    Grips well and doesn't wash out on turns. I am even running one on the front wheel now. Best Value and price, wish I could have purchased more for the future at this price.

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    Favorite Trail:   Fair Hill, MD.

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $12.00

    Purchased At:   REI

    Similar Products Used:   XDX Bontrager

    Bike Setup:   GF Paragon

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by rs1 a Cross Country Rider from fairfield CA

    Date Reviewed: February 8, 2010

    Strengths:    great off road tire

    Weaknesses:    careful on wet road.
    slipery when wet.


    Bottom Line:   
    great tire

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    Favorite Trail:   skyline wilderness trail

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $13.00

    Purchased At:   rei

    Bike Setup:   marin 29er

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by vt29er a Cross Country Rider from Hartland,VT

    Date Reviewed: June 25, 2009

    Strengths:    Excellent mud clearance, grip on hard pack and cornering. Very good rolling resistance. 2.0 version is a bit bigger than 2". This tire is wider than a new pair of conti moutain king 2.2's and much cheaper. Stiff sidewalls

    Weaknesses:    VERY difficult to mount onto Stan's arch 29er rims with a tube, will be going tubeless asap. Hopefully they will stretch a bit

    Bottom Line:   
    Reminds me of the traction I used to get with my panaracer smokes back in the 90's but rolls better. A rare combo of mud clearance and good rolling resistance, not too heavy.Wet rocks and roots, so far so good but that is based much more on rider ability and picking a proper line than just a tire. Seems tires that came out in the last year or two for 29ers become forgotten with "new" styles coming out. For technical x-country on the east coast this tire is hard to beat.

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    Favorite Trail:   STAB

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $35.00

    Purchased At:   Paradise Sports,Wind

    Similar Products Used:   dozens of tires in 26"

    Bike Setup:   Salsa big mama

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Doug a Cross Country Rider from Wilmington

    Date Reviewed: August 25, 2007

    Strengths:    Sheds really really well, seems to roll quick, grippy on mud. (I'm on the east coast). Wet or slimy rocks forget about it.

    Weaknesses:    Lacks the volume/cush that a fatter tire would provide at least on a rigid ride.

    Bottom Line:   
    First rigid bike but I have these mounted on the rear of a SS HT so it should still have relevance. They climb as well if not better then my Bontrager Jones ACX 29ers yet at a smaller width. So that means these are either good tires compared to the ACX's or both are lame but the Michelins are better.

    *I can't comment on dry or dusty trails* because we just got dumped on with 4 days of rain but for what its worth these climb well with alot of weight on the rear on muddy/rocky technical climbs.

    Slippery roots, rocks forget about it but then again what tire does well on these?

    Dry dirt climbing??, dry dirt descending at speed felt fine with no worries.
    3-Value rating cause I don't think that are substantially better than the ridic. cheap Mythos XC's. 4 Overall rating because they climb well for a 2.0 tire.

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    Favorite Trail:   Bryans Field

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   30??

    Similar Products Used:   Jones ACX 29er 2.25, IRC Mythos XC 29er 2.1

    Bike Setup:   WW Steel Rigid

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