Reinforced technology : ideal balance between weight and shock absorption
Excellent traction and cornering grip in 2.35 size.
Impressive Robustness and shock absoption thanks high density casing and Michelin reinforced technology.
Available with Dual Compound technology in 2.20 size.
a Cross Country Rider
from Davenport, IA, USA
Date Reviewed: October 1, 2011
Strengths: High volume, good over roots and mud or sand
Weaknesses: Horrible rolling resistance, a lot of energy required to keep these tires rolling
These tires are good in loose loamy soil where the track is too tight and twisty to go very fast. If you have to do any extended climbing or even flats then forget about it. You'll expend all your energy in no time. Rolling resistance is so bad you can't maintain enough momentum to conquer simple obstacles like small log piles or long rooty sections. Avoid these if you can.
a Weekend Warrior
from Brockville, Ontario, Canada
Date Reviewed: May 31, 2010
Strengths: Dual Compound adds extra strength on the tread, nice for single track, good uphill grip, good breaking grip.
Weaknesses: SIDEWALL BLOWOUTS, Death as a front tire,(front end slips out on hard corners)
I would not buy this or the Country AT again. The trails I have taken them down are intermediate, and in less than a week I have had two sidewall blowouts... one from a 3 foot drop @ 45 pounds of pressure, and the other from hard cornering @ 38 pounds of pressure... I am VERY disappointed in Michelin and am going to contact the company after work.
Weaknesses: cornering, roots, rocks, leaves, rolling resistance.
2.0 on a Giant Trance X0
Just call it a mud tire. Its just not good over roots or rocks and rolling resistance is not good either. Grippy up hill. The michelin dry2 is a better tire overall. I want to try them in another area I ride, before I take them off.
Similar Products Used: Maxxis High Roller, WTB Velociraptor
Bike Setup: GT I-Drive 7 with DH setup
a Cross Country Rider
Date Reviewed: September 7, 2008
Strengths: They were on the bike and I didnt waste my money on them. Light, reasonable grip in soft conditions and rolls OK at higher pressures.
Weaknesses: No traction in loose condition, going up hill or coming down!! Forget leaning over for a corner.
Too many pinch flats to remember so pumped up to higher psi and now even less traction.
They try to be too much with out achieving anything well, not good for loose soil, mud, sand or rock. If you only ride soft dry soil trails then you could buy these but would be better off with anything else
Strengths: Low minimum pressure, 29PSI. Good wear, Grips well.
Weaknesses: None that I have noticed.
This is a great tire, it climbs very well. I rarely spin out. I run between 25-29 PSI and I have never had a pinch flat. My current tire is going on a year of rough desert riding and is almost ready to be replaced, but is still going strong. My new one is on standby.
Similar Products Used: I've been using this tire so long I forgot what else i have used.
Bike Setup: Haro Sonix | Fox RP23 | RockShox Tora 289 (Upgrading to Fox 32 F100 RLC when they go bad) | Michelin Mountain AT Rear Tire - 26 x 2.2
a Weekend Warrior
from Southern France
Date Reviewed: April 16, 2008
Strengths: I use it only as a rear tire (Michelin DH comp 16 front). Outstanding strength on the very rocky terrain I ride on: not a single pinch flat.Impressive for an around 850 gr tire.The best strenght to weight ratio available. Good traction grip uphill, good feeling and predictability overall.
Weaknesses: None for my intended use. Perhaps side grip but it's predictable for a rear tire and here I like some give and slide. Can't pronounce about durability yet
I hate switching to tires or parts for differents uses: I have ONE bike for all types of ride (Trail, DH/freeride, Epic). While front tire weight is not a problem, the weight of the rear wheel is so important if you want to climb easily (the 900 grams seems to be the upper limit for me). The compromise is always the same: less weight but more pinch flats (unless you get to 3 bar of pressure, but doing so lends to much less riding pleasure, traction and predictability). The michelin give me the dreamed equation: moderate weight (sub 900 grams) and outstanding resistance to pinch flatting, equal if not better to largely heavier DH tires.
Similar Products Used: Intense System 4 (2.25),Intense Edge Fro (2,35: the worst: very heavy and very prone to pinch flatting), WTB Weirwolf (2.35), Michelin Mountain Xtrem (2.5)
Bike Setup: Santa cruz Nomad 2006, Chris King HD hubs, 66 light and DHX air
a Weekend Warrior
from Los Altos
Date Reviewed: March 30, 2008
Strengths: Staight line grip, no flats, durable, sheds mud well, brakes well.
Weaknesses: Doesn't not work at all as a front tire in loose/dry condition . Side knobs are too spaced out and have a weird shape The front washed out and I crashed twice really bad. A DANGEROUS front tire in loose/dry
A horrible front tire for dry/loose conditions downright dangerous, but a decent rear tire in medium conditions
My name is Holly Blanchard and I live in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. This past weekend, after a fun-filled VMBAfest at Ascutney, I traveled to Maine to ride at Bradbury Mountain. My [B]BIKES [/B](yes, plural) were stolen from our campsite. The thief was so determined ... Read More »
My name is Holly Blanchard and I live in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. This past weekend, after a fun-filled VMBAfest at Ascutney, I traveled to Maine to ride at Bradbury Mountain. My [B]BIKES [/B](yes, plural) were stolen from our campsite. The thief was so determined to ... Read More »
me and a friend riding at highland mountain bike park in Northfield NH. Trail is fancy feast to cats paw but we did it in 2 parts and this is just the cats paw sections. I mounted the GoPro hero 3 to my friends handle bars and he followed me down cats paw. Video was not edited.
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Sunday, July 21st, 9am - 4pm: :thumbsup: [URL="http://www.mtbadventureseries.org/mtbadventure/Wendell.html"]Mountain Bike Adventure Series event at Wendell[/URL] :thumbsup:
Wendell State Forest, 392 Montague Rd, Wendell MA
Mountain Bikers from near and far come out to this annual event to expe ... Read More »
Hi All, I bought my son a new Specialized Gromhit from Canada a few years ago and had it hidden until this Christmas. He was very excited to get the bike, but had to wait 6 months to use it. Of course dad had to add some upgrades, Rockshox Tora AIR forks, Elixir 3 brakes and X-5 9 speed over the S ... Read More »