Michelin XC Road Tire

3.67/5 (3 Reviews)


Product Description

  • 33 TPI casing
  • Alternate version


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by cbabir a Weekend Warrior from Orlando, FL

Date Reviewed: March 27, 2009

Strengths:    Fast, Light, Good Grip

Weaknesses:    None yet!

Bottom Line:   
Very fast rolling tires that require much less effort and seem to coast forever. Surprisingly, they perform pretty well off of the pavement as well. I tried riding on the grass/sand next to the paved trail, and had no problem at all. I have not had a single flat yet with these tires, but I am very careful where I ride, or I'm just lucky!

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Favorite Trail:   West Orange

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Locomotion

Similar Products Used:   N/A

Bike Setup:   Giant Rincon
Avid BB7 Front and Rear
Michelin XC Road

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Poggiali a Cross Country Rider from Croatia

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2008

Strengths:    Great grip on dry tarmac, realy low roling resistance, silent :)

Weaknesses:    Loosing grip on wet tarmac :(

Bottom Line:   
Great value for money, i realy like low resistance tyres, because i ride 90% on tarmac, michelin offers fine slick tyre for that kind of user :)

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Fumić

Bike Setup:   Focus Northern Lite, SRAM x9 rear d, SRAM x5 front d, SRAM x7 shifters, Rock Shox Tora 302, Avid Juicy 3 203/185, Alex Rims DP 17

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Mike Eder a Weekend Warrior from West Orange

Date Reviewed: August 25, 2007

Strengths:    Light and smooth rolling

Weaknesses:    Flats too easily

Bottom Line:   
I use the ole' HT for commuting to my train station. The ride is mostly road, so I opted for slicks. I like the minimum rolling resistance, but I have flatted twice in a week with them, without even knowing what I ran over. I try to be careful not to ride over broken glass, etc. The first time, I was going downhill pretty fast and had to make a turn. I didn't realize at first that the tire wad already lost a lot of air, so as soon as I leaned the bike, the front washed out and made hamburger meat out of my shin. I guess I'll put in a little more time on them. (just bought 4 tubes). If the flats keep happening, I'm going back to Specialized Nimbus, even thought they weigh quite a bit more. (Due to the built in flat protection).

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Favorite Trail:   Hartshorne Woods

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $16.00

Purchased At:   Universal Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Nimbus

Bike Setup:   Old School circa '97 Single speed Cannondale HT, Marzocchi 100mm fork, nukeproof, Mavic,XT, Ringle ZuZu pedals. Gearing: 36 front, 19 Chris King rear. 21 lbs. with current setup.

Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

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First bike, maintanance, xc ht on road

Greetings everyone, That's my first post on this forum, but i have read lot of stuff here in the past few days. I have some questions and i couldn't find a more suitable place To do them. 1. I am searching, more than i should for sure, to buy a new bike. I live in a city but i really enjoy s ... Read More »

Been training on road bike,my hardtail xc bike is now beating me up

As title states,ive been traing alot on the road bike and seen some massive gains (avg speed went up 2mph on same 21 mile loop in 3 months) but yesterday after being of my carbon hardtail for 2 weeks it felt like a jack hammer. Anybody else experince this? I realized the road bike is super smooth , ... Read More »

climbed a 1.5 km mountain, shot this on the way back - XC/road

i think contemporary video cameras cannot do the real experience much justice (could be the too wide angle?), but we gotta get by with whatever the current state of technology brings us. the place is Crete, Greece, the White Mountains from the north side - they go all up to 2.5 km but not bike tr ... Read More »

Best bike under 1000$ for (Road, XC)

Hi guys, Long time reader first time poster. I'm looking for a nice all around bike that could give me: Speed on road XC climbing and down. Maybe a little bit of harder trail. I know I'm asking much... 50% Road 40% XC 10% Downhill I'm 5"9 195pounds I've been riding a K2 Att ... Read More »

I need help with 26" tire set up for half XC and half road.

Ive been running my stock WTB 26'' Velociraptors and wanted some suggestions on what kind of tire set ups that I can use for half XC and half road. The WTBs are killer on the loose hard pack but would like something faster rolling without losing the grip on the trail. Sometimes Ill go 10 miles on th ... Read More »

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