IRC Mibro UST Tubeless Tubeless Tire

3.17/5 (6 Reviews)

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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by madtowner11 a Weekend Warrior from Madison, WI

Date Reviewed: August 6, 2009

Strengths:    Great grip the 1st ride. Cheap

Weaknesses:    Wears out by the 3rd ride. Gave me my first tubeless flat ever.

Bottom Line:   
The old adage about buying the cheapest thing (and you're going to end up buying it twice) is true in this case. I was actually very impressed with the Mibro on my first ride on them. Great grip. But after the 2nd ride they were so worn that they looked like they went through a cheese graiter. By the 3rd ride I'd lost half a knobby and then last night I flatted. I didn't bother checking where the flat occured, but I now know (thanks to the IRC Mibro) what a pain it is to change a UST tire trailside with mosquitos everywhere.

Don't buy this tire unless you're only planning on using it once, or if you ever plan on taking it offroad.

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Favorite Trail:   401

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   I've never used a product this crappy.

Bike Setup:   Fisher Sugar 2+ with Mavic UST rims, Chris King hubs, XT/Sram drivetrain.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by David a Cross Country Rider from Denver, CO

Date Reviewed: September 1, 2007

Strengths:    Good Price. Low rolling resistance. High Side knobs, low center knobs

Weaknesses:    Really difficult to mount. Wears out fast.

Bottom Line:   
Good overall tire. Low rolling resistance while still maintaining good traction. The side knobs bite well when leaned over, and the center knobs are relatively low profile. The tire worked well, but the center knobs wore out pretty fast (2 months riding 40 miles per week). If you can afford to change them out every month, they would be great. I ran them with stans like I do all my ust tires, and no flats. ran 30psi and i weigh 165lbs. The biggest complaint: The hardest tire to mount hands down. I had to take a break and try again a day later. I use soapy water and no tire irons. it was !#%&*? impossible to get the tire onto the rim. The other tires I have used went on super easy in comparison

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Favorite Trail:   Monarch Crest

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Price Point

Similar Products Used:   Contential Vertical Pro UST, Weirwolf UST, Panaracer Fire UST, Hutchinshon Spider UST, Kenda Nevegal UST

Bike Setup:   Turner 5-spot, Fox Float, Sram XO/XTR, Hope minis, Bontrager Disc Race Lite tubeless wheeels

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by bill from calif

Date Reviewed: June 22, 2007

Strengths:    good tracking and climbing

Weaknesses:    wear out after 300 mi of 50% trail and street

Bottom Line:   
changed tire after 2 months and there is no tred left, not for dry condition because the tire burn out fast, didnt have any flats,

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   many many tires

Bike Setup:   fullsupend

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Tom a Cross Country Rider from NorCal

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2007

Strengths:    Good grip at low pressure
Has all the strengths of tubeless technology (no flats, better grip with low psi)

Weaknesses:    Rear tire wears out incredibly fast
Sorta high rolling resistance (subjectively)

Bottom Line:   
Great way to try out tubeless, because of low cost. OTOH, low cost cancelled out by fast tire wear. Trail riding significantly improved over traditional tires/tubes, IMO.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $29.00

Similar Products Used:   IRC Serac tubeless, Specialized Enduro 2Bliss

Bike Setup:   4" travel dualie

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Karch a Cross Country Rider from Mission viejo

Date Reviewed: December 18, 2006

Strengths:    Traction on hard pack trail, rolling resistance is excellent, weight

Weaknesses:    Not so far

Bottom Line:   
It is an excellent cross country and trail ride tire with good breaking,cornering and claiming grip

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Favorite Trail:   San Juan

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $22.00

Purchased At:   Cambria

Similar Products Used:   Panaracer pro 2.1

Bike Setup:   K2 Razorback

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by drew a Weekend Warrior from camp lejeune nc

Date Reviewed: December 12, 2006

Strengths:    GRIPS!!
Easy to seat and inflate first time
Can honestly run at pressures below 30psi w/o worry

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
Good product. But don't overinflate them....I blew one off the rim at 80psi trying to seat the bead...ruined seats well with 45-50, I was just being overly cautious and it cost me.

The tire is really good on the front, but I have a little reserve with it on the rear..but that is just preference.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   online

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