Michelin XCR Mud UST Tubeless Tire

4.8/5 (5 Reviews)
Weight : 760 grams


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 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gschacht a Cross Country Rider from Portland, OR, USA

Date Reviewed: October 31, 2010

Strengths:    Very little drag or caking in mud and good traction in wet/cold conditions.

Weaknesses:    The only negative I found is that the smaller casing transmits a rougher ride at 30 PSI, but I will put up with the ride knowing I can remain in an upright position.

Bottom Line:   
Strange, one has deal with a vendor in England to buy tires cheaper than in the US, even with shipping! These do what they are designed to do - I mounted one on the front Mavic 819 rim and left my "all mountain" Continental UST on the rear. When you ride through deep mud the front tracks straight and right through it and the rear Continental non mud tire feels like you just applied the rear brake - major drag is apparent. I run the tire at 30 PSI. The only negative I found is that the smaller casing transmits a rougher ride, but I will put up with the ride knowing I can remain in an upright position for the duration of the ride in mud, roots and wet crap on the trail.

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Favorite Trail:   Forest Park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   ChainReactionCycles.

Similar Products Used:   None have the rider recommendation this tire does for mud.

Bike Setup:   2007 Diamondback Mission 3, XT groupo, Mavic 819 UST rims, 110-150 TALAS fork, DHX 5.0

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jono968 a Cross Country Rider from New Zealand

Date Reviewed: June 29, 2009

Strengths:    Traction, rolling resistance, strength

Weaknesses:    Slightly narrow for a 2.0, weight a little high at 790gms (actual) compared to current crop of UST tires

Bottom Line:   
This is my first 'real' tubeless tire although I've run a number of non-tubeless tires tubeless with good results. I'm running this on the front in wet slippery Winter conditions, first impressions are fast rolling, and low rolling resistence at 30psi - better than my previous Weirwolf. I'm now running at 20-25psi with no problems at all, it grips like crazy and loves to be pushed into corners. My only gripes would be the weight with the current crop of 600gm tires around, and the narrow width - but this is a mud tire so to be expected I guess and it is a strong tire with beefy sidewalls. That said this is my new favourite all round tire , just wish they came in a 2.2-2.4 for a bit more volume on the front.

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Favorite Trail:   Anywhere!

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   chainreactioncycles.

Similar Products Used:   Loads of non-tubeless - Maxxis Advantage, High Roller, Ignitor, Conti' Explorer, Twister, Mountain King, WTB Weirwolf to name but a few

Bike Setup:   '08 GT Marathon 1.0

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by RichardL a Weekend Warrior from Ireland

Date Reviewed: February 5, 2009

Strengths:    Amazing grip on slippy surfaces - wet, mud, roots ..even ice!

Weaknesses:    A bit slow rolling on smooth/dry surfaces.

Bottom Line:   
Fantastic winter/wet weather tyre. Inspires confidence. My LBS reckon that they were very difficult to get on to the rims but as a consequence (maybe?) they seem to lose very little air!

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Favorite Trail:   Djouce Mountain

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $33.00

Purchased At:   Chain Reaction Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Hutchinson Bulldogs

Bike Setup:   08 Specialized Stumpjumper S-Works - RS Reba Teams, DT Swiss EX1750, Avid Juicy Carbons

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Fatman a Cross Country Rider from Feldafing

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2007

Strengths:    s.b.

Weaknesses:    should be available in 2.2 or 2.3. Top level price.

Bottom Line:   
Don't use it in mud much, but it's supposed to excel there. I find it an excellent tire for all conditions, surprisingly on hard surface, too. Runs with very low resistance, comparable to the Racing Ralphs, but has much more grip, especially in loose gravel. Certainly my favourite tire now.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   hibike.de

Similar Products Used:   Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2,24, Fat Albert; non-tl: Nobby Nic, and so many others

Bike Setup:   TREK 8500 Hardtail (1996, one of the last bonded alu frames. Shimano XTR, Mavic Crossmax XL)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Aivars a Cross Country Rider from Ogre, Latvia

Date Reviewed: April 30, 2007

Strengths:    Excellent traction and grip on all kind of terrain. Very light weight. Nice look.

Weaknesses:    Noise on pavement. Price.

Bottom Line:   
Great traction and rolling resistance. Fast acceleration. Very good grip in sand and mud, I was very suprised, excellent. Good mud clearence. In start, was problem with air holding, but I think it was my fault. Now, holds air for weeks, very good. So, If your are looking for reliable tire for all kind of terrain, especially mud and sand, this tire is very good choise.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Similar Products Used:   Some noname tires and Ritchey SpeedMax

Bike Setup:   ZZK Team frame, Marzocchi MX Pro ETA fork.

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