Michelin Wildgripper X-Sport Older Tires

Wildgripper X-Sport

  • same race-proven tread design as the WildGripper Lite and Lite S.
  • Foldable or rigid bead. Rigid bead version available with either ivory or black sidewalls.
  • 33 tpi casing

  • User Reviews (9)

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    Roberto   Cross Country Rider [Jul 17, 2002]
    Strength:

    Fast rolling, good mud shedding capability.

    Weakness:

    A bit heavy for a folding tire and size (26x1.95)

    They are awesome for any wet terrain. Seems that mud run away from them, cause they never build up. A little slippery on wet rocks and roots. A little nervous on loose terrain going downhill, but perhaps a fatter 26x2.1 will be more stable.
    I bought these tires with foul weather and wet terrain in mind and they haven't dissapointed me. They perform in mud like a champ without the rolling resistance penalty. Will keep them for a while when dry season comes, but most probably will switch to some fast rolling, semi-slick.

    Similar Products Used: Kenda, Cheng Shin, Vittoria
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Kace   Cross Country Rider [Nov 23, 2001]
    Strength:

    Very fast, light weight

    Weakness:

    slippy on gravel

    Although these F&R specific tyres have quite an agressive deep tread, it is very close spaced around the centre of the tyre, giving great rolling speed and acceleration. I'm running the 1.95 "folders", and they're light and (I say again) quite fast. My one reservation is that they're quite skittish on loose surfaces, as the other reviewers have alluded to. Perhaps the wider ones are better? But I'm happy to go careful over the gravel when they zip so smoothly over grass and bite really well in soft mud. Good multi-purpose XC tyre. (Note my value rating is at the price I paid: GBP20 the pair)

    Similar Products Used: Tioga psychos, Panaracer smoke/dart
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    bladteth   Cross Country Rider [Jun 09, 2000]
    Strength:

    + price/performance ratio
    + thread (quick auto-cleaning from mud)
    + will easily seat itself on the rim

    Weakness:

    - rather bad in tight turns, tendency to slip (front tire)
    - soft rubber that worns quite fast (rear one)
    - weight

    This tires are good to start an adventre in MTB. Moderate rolling resistance, low price and auto-seating on the rims make this piece of rubber an interesting one. On the other hand, the rear tire worns quickly and front one has very annoying tendency to loose the grip when it comes to cornering - you have to 'feel' the point when it begins to slip. This review is for 1,95 X-Sports.

    Similar Products Used: Panaracer XC Pro 2.1, Ritchey Z-Max 1.9, Author tires
    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    andrew   Weekend Warrior [Dec 07, 2002]
    Strength:

    good in wet and muddy conditions and good on loose soil for cornering

    Weakness:

    asphault, i was stupid and rode on the road alot with these tires and they wore down really fast

    the tires are good in the mud and loose soil but don't use them for city riding cause they'll wear out right fast

    Similar Products Used: many
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Robert Thompson   Cross Country Rider [Sep 25, 2002]
    Strength:

    Fast, has good tread pattern, ive had no puntures in 2 years of road riding with these.

    Weakness:

    none to think off.

    The ones I have are the cream coloured folding type, and with a limited budget of £20 a pair they are great value. At first they looked a little narrow (1.80) for winter xc riding, so I switch to Panracers for that, but for gravel and road riding they are much better than the fat sluggish lumps of rubber that you buy for double the price. The compound is hard wearing and they have lasted a lot longer than I thought. I am pleased with my Michelin's, would buy again when these babie's wear.

    Similar Products Used: Panracer smoke/dart
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Gerben Stam   Cross Country Rider [Nov 26, 2002]
    Strength:

    Good grip on wet track. Never had a puncture in 2 years!

    Weakness:

    A bit heavy.

    Good tire with lots of grip and puncture-free

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    a cool guy   Weekend Warrior [Jun 15, 2002]
    Strength:

    *low rolling resistance
    *grips well in mud (for a 1.95)
    *light

    Weakness:

    *not to good on loose graval

    These were great when I was doing long rides on my bike (40 miles+)coz they had low rolling resistance and were light now I'm getting more comfidant and wanted a more aggressive tyre so I put some D.H. tioga's but the X-sports were very good for speed and could be used on road as well so maybe I should use thicker X-sports instead. I also had big problems on loose stuff hower and thi could be a problem if youdo a lot on graval

    Similar Products Used: tested lots on friends bikes
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Daren Cornwall   [Aug 19, 2004]
    Strength:

    Low rolling resistance, good on grass and mud

    Weakness:

    a little scary on gravel

    Good all rounder, good value for money, a little practice lets you push it with confidence.

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Dave   Cross Country Rider [Jul 12, 2000]
    Strength:

    Cheap price, low rolling resistance.

    Weakness:

    Slippery fronts

    I agree with the first reviewer... the front tires are nervous around hard corners. Great tires for X-country rides with light trails. Better than running with slicks on the MTB.

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
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