Michelin Mountain X-trem Tire

3.5/5 (8 Reviews)


Product Description

The Mountain X’trem has an appetite for speed. Ideal for full-suspension bikes, it delivers amazing traction thanks to a race-proven knob design. And in loose conditions, it’s simply phenomenal. A true pro-level tire that excels in extreme situations. If there’s a tire that loves adrenalin, it’s the Mountain X’trem.


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by john a Cross Country Rider from London. UK

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2009

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Failed in 1 ride

Bottom Line:   
Used these on my normal 3 hour training ride that decends over granite rock and they were torn to shreds with side knob's ripped off.

Lock nice, grip OK on climbs but rubber is too hard. I have been riding six months on maxxis front and conti rear and no damage on these tires.

I will stick with either Maxxis or conti now on.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Maxxis High roller, continental Gravity

Bike Setup:   Orange 5

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by nickburton60 a Weekend Warrior from shreveport, LA, US

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2008

Strengths:    Great as rear tire, grips like crazy on climbs, high air volume, light for the size. Looks sweet!

Weaknesses:    None really, it was hard to get on, but it might be the rims fault.

Bottom Line:   
This tire works great as a rear tire. I just took it out on a loose soil trail with insaine climbs and even more insaine DH's, it held tight, gave me plenty of confidence, and not to mention made peoples heads turn. The only time this tire has sliped on me is some side slippage in some rutted up hard but wet clay (Louisiana clay, slippery stuff, wouldnt expect traction from anything in that stuff).

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Similar Products Used:   Tioga factory DH 2.5, bontrager jones, WTB velociraptor (still use on the front).

Bike Setup:   Voodoo Ogun, fox float RL fork, fox float r rear,vuelta freeride rims, Shimano XT derailers, forte' disk brakes, forged raceface crank.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by chris shmo a Cross Country Rider from berlin new hampshire, United States

Date Reviewed: May 31, 2008

Strengths:    good in myd, treads the mud out really weel (i have a bontrager in the front and it cakes the mud in)

Weaknesses:    Loud, doesn't have great steering on the road or in dirt

Bottom Line:   
Good agressive tire but if you ride on the road much at all then its not the tire for you

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Favorite Trail:   RedTail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Red Jersey Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager Jones XR

Bike Setup:   Trek Fuel X5 Duel Suspension

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan a Downhiller from Bucharest, Romania

Date Reviewed: July 10, 2007

Bottom Line:   
Tires are great on muddy surface but NOT on asphalt, especially if wet. They're not for road use!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $65.00


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brett Buchanan a Downhiller from Herndon, VA

Date Reviewed: June 15, 2007

Strengths:    Strong, RED, high pressure, big

Weaknesses:    Doesn't work well in the mud.

Bottom Line:   
It works really nice, has awesome traction in the dry dirt. Mud, it sucks everything up, but I don't ride mud much, so it's good for me. They are very light, and they work perfectly for Freeride/AM riding.

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Favorite Trail:   Boneyard

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Pedalshop

Similar Products Used:   Kenda Nevegal

Bike Setup:   '06 Haro Extreme X6, Outlaws

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Bogdan a Downhiller from Ottawa, ON

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2006

Strengths:    It's a pretty big tire volume wise for a 2.5" Tubeless. THey are about as wide as the Minons 2.5" It's light ...

Weaknesses:    Not really upto the task they claim to be. If you want a reasonable weight high volume tire that you will ride on hard packed conditions in the dry .. then it's okay.

They are brutal in mud, they pack up and stay packed up in the ligthest of mud, the sidewalls are super weak. I tore the sidewall right at the rim where the tubeless makes contact.

THey were sliding everywhere on wet rocks that really should not have been that bad


Bottom Line:   
If you want a high volume tire, for DRY, packed conditions, then it's cool (say, Moab) But if it ever gets wet when you ride, forget them.

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Favorite Trail:   National 2 No Name

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Similar Products Used:   Kenda Nevagal, Blue Groove (folding and DH), Minons

Bike Setup:   39lbs Santa Cruz VP free ... setup for all around but dh'able.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Phil Slack a Weekend Warrior from Palos Park, Illinois

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2006

Strengths:    Decent weight for how thick it is (not really that thick) Tread pattern is good in the dry.

Weaknesses:    This tire lists as a 2.5 inch, let me tell you that it is not even close to any of the other 2.5 inch tires that I have owned. For a dual compound tire, it is not at all sticky. it tends to pack up a bit in the mud.

Bottom Line:   
These tires aren't necessarily bad, however they actually measure out at 2.25 inches and not 2.5 inches like they say. Heck, my Intense 2.5 tires are actually 2.75 inches. I was looking for a tubeless dual compound tire for my recent bike trip out west. Several days of lift riding and several days of trail riding. The website led me to believe that these were the end all, be all tires to have. When I put them on the rims, I actually went back to check and see if the size was correct. They did seat up pretty easily. I was hoping for something with some good grip on rock and such, I was sorely dissapointed after I lost traction on more than one occasion on what should have been very grippy rock. If you want a decent cross country tire, these should work, although there are better high volume tires out there. If you are looking for a large sticky tire, look elsewhere. They are not what I would call an all mountain tire.

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Favorite Trail:   Porcupine Rim, Moab

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Randall Scott

Similar Products Used:   Intense DH and 909, Panaracer Fire Pro, Continental Diesel

Bike Setup:   Uzzi Slx, Manitou Dorado SC, Rohloff Speedhub, Truvativ cranks, Mavic 823 tubeless rims, Chris King Headset, Crank Bros. Mallets.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by brad from perth wa australia

Date Reviewed: July 13, 2006

Strengths:    very quick,and grippy.if you are after a good allround tire this is the one. it grips at the turns like nothing else.

Weaknesses:    havent found any yet

Bottom Line:   
it is a good wheel 4 speed and grip but havent tested it in the wet yet.but still it grips on curbs going down a dirt trail at least 60km/h. to me that is a good tire.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   maxxis holy roler

Bike Setup:   manitou stance suspension,hays sole hydrolic disc brakes,modifide truvativ crankset

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