Michelin XCR AT Tire

2.82/5 (11 Reviews)


Product Description

The new XCR A/T has been acclaimed from the outset for its impressive performance under mixed trail conditions. No matter whether the terrain is dry or slick, the XCR A/T with Dual Compound technology excels. Thanks to excellent puncture resistance, and impeccable traction for climbing or braking.


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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Desertorosso a Cross Country Rider from Bologna, italy

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2010

Strengths:    Good looking, quite fast rolling, well absorbing hits

Weaknesses:    They wear really too fast, no lateral holding on roots

Bottom Line:   
A versatile tyre that wears in about 300 miles, very good traction at the beginning, but it soon becomes slippy on gravel. No lateral handling on hard obstacles like roots or large gravel stones, and even on wet roads.
Ok for a mixed on-offroad use in dry conditions, with mild riding

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Ritchey, panaracer

Bike Setup:   Orbea oiz carbon

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Roguelux a Weekend Warrior from Brisbane, Australia

Date Reviewed: January 31, 2009

Strengths:    - good on double track fire trails

Weaknesses:    - Done 220km, 50/50 road and XC, and have torn a hole in top carcass to the point where the tube was sticking through. Tube was fine, tyre is stuffed.
- Rubbish on tree roots
- Not confidence inspiring in gravely single track


Bottom Line:   
Not very impressed. I would be very annoyed had i bought a set of these off the shelf, however they came with the bike so its not to bad. I'm not a particularly aggressive rider however the rear tyre has had it; cuts all over the place, some through to the tube. Front tyre is ok at the moment. And yes they were inflated properly (40 PSI). Finally they don’t handle particularly well on loose single tracks, had a few falls when trying to lean the bike a bit. I won't be buying Michelin in the near future.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Maxxis Larsen TT, standard kenda's

Bike Setup:   '08 Giant Trance 1

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by rommel74 a Weekend Warrior from Sydney, Australia

Date Reviewed: January 2, 2009

Strengths:    Looks cool, ok on hardpack dirt.

Weaknesses:    Climbing on rocky or loose surface, heavy.

Bottom Line:   
This tire came with my new bike, I initially took it off cause I had a trusty set of Kenda Nevegal tires which served me well. I swapped the rear tire to this new Michelin XCR and was instantly disappointed, the grip is much worse then my worn Kenda Nevegal over any surface, but this tire especially sux over rocky surfaces, it has little grip. Also showing signs of wear after about 100Km of riding. Will ditch this tire soon methinks.

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Favorite Trail:   Cascade

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Bike Addiction

Similar Products Used:   Kenda Nevegal, Bontrager Jones

Bike Setup:   Giant Trance X1, with some minor mods

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by STU CLARKE a Cross Country Rider from GEELONG,AUSTRALIA

Date Reviewed: June 14, 2007

Strengths:    Fantastic grip in all conditions...loose,rocky loam sandy muddy etc....very predictable grip letting go only slightly but with warning....

Weaknesses:    slow rolling great llround tire but there are much faster tu=ires for dry hardpack

Bottom Line:   
These tires are a great allround tire that give you great confidence in all conditions....may not be that fast rolling but you won't fall off due to grip issues so you can really push hard in all conditions...if the track is not an all out fast fire trail then go with these and you will ride faster ( great in loose singletrack etc.)a little expensive, but anything great usually is.

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Favorite Trail:   trails at Forest (otways)

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Hendry cycles

Similar Products Used:   Michelin comp s, Maxis crossmark, Bontrager

Bike Setup:   Trek topfuel 98 all Xt with some xtr and lots of carbon

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Arnout a Cross Country Rider from Belgium

Date Reviewed: May 12, 2007

Strengths:    Verry allround and yet fast. Good compromise!
Does not tear or puncture easy, reliable


Weaknesses:    quite heavy
wears ok but might lose a knob or two!
Not to expensive


Bottom Line:   
Not the fastest,not the one with the best grip,but good in all kinds of mud, good on hardpack, gravel,
on wet rooks, wet or dry rock,...

Does not last forever, but quite happy with the lifespan
very pleased with it!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Nobby nick (schwalbe), XCR mud, continental explorer,...

Bike Setup:   Fully,XTR,reba race,...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David a Weekend Warrior from Sunnyvale, Ca.

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2007

Strengths:    _traction
_puncture resistance
_ good all round tire


Weaknesses:    Nothing yet.

Bottom Line:   
After 2 months of riding, the tire is still like new, haven't got a flat.
Tire provides good control and traction on downhill and fast cornering.

It's been great on a variety of terrain.

I was hesitant to buy the tire after I read the review posted on this website, but for under $20, you can' beat the price.

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Favorite Trail:   Saratoga Gap

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bicycle

Similar Products Used:   Conti Vertical Pro. Panaracer Fire XC Pro, Syncros Point 'n Chute 2.35

Bike Setup:   Intense w/full XTR and Sram with Hugi 240eheelset.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Roberto a Weekend Warrior from Mexico City, DF, Mexico

Date Reviewed: November 24, 2006

Strengths:    Looks

Weaknesses:    So-So grip
knobs wear out... quick! 3 or 4 rides and started to see some knobs tearing away!


Bottom Line:   
I didn't like the tire, after four rides I took it off and replaced them with a Roll-X.

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Favorite Trail:   Anyone

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Speedgoat

Similar Products Used:   Kenda Nevegal DTC 2.1, Specialized Roll-X, Panaracer Cinder, Panaracer Fire XC

Bike Setup:   Titus Moto Lite with Fox Talas R fork, Crossland wheels, shimano XT pretty much a lot of the drivetrain. The tire was used as a rear tire.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by scott a Cross Country Rider from Centreville VA US

Date Reviewed: October 12, 2006

Strengths:    straight away climbing grip, seems to have fairly tough sidewalls and fairly lightweight.

Weaknesses:    This tire has no grip whatsoever on anything that even resembles an off angle root. I have been through seeral tires lately and have been especially disapointed with this tire. I previously have only bought tires that were clearance under 20$s. I ride Fountainhead which is as close to freeride conditions without the drops as you can get on a XC styled course. The trail has never ending roots and rocks. This tire loosed traction of any kind of angled root and does not corner very well on hard packed or loose over hard packed dirt. If you are climbing while sitting and going straight up a hill you can feel the soft compound hook up on the trail but as soon as you catch anything off angle in the slightest your traction is gone. I have taken several spills on technical climbs when this tire completely let go and spun. I tried to run the tire at 45 psi and it didnt help. I then tried it at the minimum pressure of 39psi and it was a little better. Then I tried 35 psi and it just banged the roots continously and I got a pinch flat when I put it back up to 40 psi. My bontrager jones tires that came witht he bike didnt even do that. My Mythos XC race tires had awesome traction but weak sidewalls that didn't hold up. I thought about moving this tire to the front but it doesnt corner very well so I think its getting set aside.

Bottom Line:   
the bottom line is if there is a hard packed smooth trail to ride near you and you have 40$ to blow go for it. if not buy something else. I can't believe I let a bike shop talk me into spending 43.00 on a tire without coming on here and checking the reviews first. this tire says its all terrain but I rode 3 times on it and have had enough. If a tire does not inspire confidence its not cutting it.
1 chili for value because its expensive 2 chilis for performance.

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Favorite Trail:   Fountainhead Quantico

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $43.00

Purchased At:   Performance bike shop

Similar Products Used:   bontrager jones 2.1, IRC mythos race 1.95 and 2.1, ritchey elevaders 1.95, tioga psycho 1.95 I just purchased a kenda nevegal 2.1 and a WTV wierwolf 2.1 we will see how they work.

Bike Setup:   trek 4500 frame with DX and LX components with a Manitou R7 100mm fork (warranty replacement worked well for me)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ruud a Cross Country Rider from The Netherlands

Date Reviewed: August 13, 2006

Strengths:    Lightweight for a knob tire
Sidegrip
Real all terrain (incl. sand)
Breaking power
Grip with climbing
Low rolling resistance


Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Great tire, I love this one ! It has all you require from a tire during a rough ride. Even on the road it has a low rolling resistance for a knob tire.

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Favorite Trail:   Houffalize

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   bike24.com

Similar Products Used:   Schwalbe Jimmy, Racing Ralph

Bike Setup:   Custom build fram, LX, Mavic Crossland, Rockshox Pilot

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by ichibanecek from seattle

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2006

Strengths:    traction, volume

Weaknesses:    durability. knobs peeled off after just 2-3 rides...bogus!

Bottom Line:   
these tires are awful! the knobs begad to tear off after just a few rides. this is definitely the least durable tire i've ever used.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   many others...


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by R a Cross Country Rider from Cols, OH, USA

Date Reviewed: May 27, 2006

Strengths:    lightweight, high volume

Weaknesses:    not durable

Bottom Line:   
Got a good deal on e-bay, $40 for the pair, and have ridden tham maybe 100 miles or so. Traction seems pretty good - but there's already 4-5 knobs that are tearing off. Seems pretty surprising the tire would start coming apart that fast. Would not pay full retail on these.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   e-bay

Similar Products Used:   Conti, Michelins, Hutchinson, etc

Bike Setup:   5-spot

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Michelin XCR AT - Used Directional?

Is anybody out there in MTB land running this tire different front to rear and if so how is the rear - braking and traction wise? Im concerned about the rear since im running an XCR Dry in the front... Any help would be appreciated as im gonna run this combo (tubeless) for the first time on th ... Read More »

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