Michelin XCR Mud Tire

4.75/5 (4 Reviews)


Product Description

This is the tire you can count on when conditions are especially demanding. Strong and very light, the Michelin XCR Mud combines the grip of a racing tire with outstanding durability, thanks to its aggressive construction. Its knob pattern and Dual Compound technology provide both excellent traction and effective mud evacuation.


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by TallTrek336 a Cross Country Rider from Winston-Salem, NC

Date Reviewed: October 15, 2008

Strengths:    Very Good Grip, Low Rolling Resistance, Works Well On Hardpack Too

Weaknesses:    NONE

Bottom Line:   
Don't waste your money on cheaper tires. Go ahead and step up to these tires and get more performance. I recommend these to all off-road riders.

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Favorite Trail:   Owl's Roost Greensboro, NC

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   High Point Bicycle T

Similar Products Used:   Other Bontrager Tires that have proven to be garbage.

Bike Setup:   I'm 6'9' and not too many bikes are large enough for me except the TREK 4300, but I am building it up to a higher quality bike. Avid BB7 brakes, Azonic Outlaw Disc Wheels, obviously these tires.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Andreas Klauser a Cross Country Rider from Feladafing

Date Reviewed: March 10, 2007

Strengths:    low rolling resistance, god grip, high priced.

Weaknesses:    wears perhaps a bit fast than some mid quality tyres.

Bottom Line:   
I like this tyre. Resistance is about equal to Racing Ralps, grip in deep conditions much better. Wears rather fast if moved aggressively, but who cares when the tyres is really good. The right choice in tyres is about the most important topic in MTBiking. This is one.

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Favorite Trail:   yes

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   rabe

Similar Products Used:   Schwalbe Fat Albert, Racing Ralph, Smart Sam, many older tyres, Ritchey, Conti e.g.

Bike Setup:   TREK 9900 OCLV 1996

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Marc from Maastricht

Date Reviewed: October 25, 2006

Strengths:    Traction and control, on all surfaces, not only on mud. Very confidence inspiring on down hills. Plenty of traction, no matter how steep it gets. Low rolling resistance. Relatively light weight (560gr). My weight: 68 kg. I use them with apr. 2,2 Bar.

Weaknesses:    Dual compound is developed for racing. It means it doesn't last to long if you use it for all purpose.

Bottom Line:   
Great light allrounder: traction and control under all circumstances, on all surfaces.
Especially the rear tire wears fast on rocky down hills with gravel and loose stones, it lasted about one season. That's the price you pay for Dual (race) Compound, but it's worth it, if you can afford it. Front tire still looks new. Because it wears fast: 4 chilli's.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Michelin XL-S: the 'old' XRC Mud: same tire, more durable, higher rolling resistance, lasted longer. Continental Escape. Fine tire, but weak.

Bike Setup:   Spec.Epic, 80 RLT, XT, Chriss King, Thompson, Marta SL, DT Swiss 240.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mordread a Racer from Ontario

Date Reviewed: August 2, 2006

Strengths:    Mud, grass, hardpack, hard/loose over hardpack.

Weaknesses:    sand, gravel, hard fast turns

Bottom Line:   
loved the tires in long flowing singeltrack, worked well in tight trails too, but in mud they were amazing. i do race in local series and did a few 8hours and these tires are great for them. they are great for the mud climbs and decents but if you try to slam a u turn then they dont work to well. also prepare to eat any sand that you try to go over, they violently slip when confronted with the stuff so stick to what it was intended for, the mud. People confronted with mud on a frequent basis should look for these, people looking for more of a downhill/fast turning tire in tight spots, get a different one.

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Favorite Trail:   Eeyore trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Bike Setup:   brodie force (hard tail trailbike)

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Public Apology - Michelin XCR Mud

I recently completed the build of a 08 Spec SJ S-Works which included Michelin XCR Muds (run tubeless) on DT Swiss EX1750 wheels. I don't know whether I was just getting used to the bike or whether conditions just weren't bad enough but I really didn't like the tyres to start with! They felt reall ... Read More »

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