Michelin Mountain X-trem Tire

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Mountain X-trem

The Mountain X’trem has an appetite for speed. Ideal for full-suspension bikes, it delivers amazing traction thanks to a race-proven knob design. And in loose conditions, it’s simply phenomenal. A true pro-level tire that excels in extreme situations. If there’s a tire that loves adrenalin, it’s the Mountain X’trem.

User Reviews (8)

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john   Cross Country Rider [Feb 07, 2009]
Strength:

None

Weakness:

Failed in 1 ride

Used these on my normal 3 hour training ride that decends over granite rock and they were torn to shreds with side knob's ripped off.

Lock nice, grip OK on climbs but rubber is too hard. I have been riding six months on maxxis front and conti rear and no damage on these tires.

I will stick with either Maxxis or conti now on.

Similar Products Used: Maxxis High roller, continental Gravity
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1
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1
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nickburton60   Weekend Warrior [Jun 23, 2008]
Strength:

Great as rear tire, grips like crazy on climbs, high air volume, light for the size. Looks sweet!

Weakness:

None really, it was hard to get on, but it might be the rims fault.

This tire works great as a rear tire. I just took it out on a loose soil trail with insaine climbs and even more insaine DH's, it held tight, gave me plenty of confidence, and not to mention made peoples heads turn. The only time this tire has sliped on me is some side slippage in some rutted up hard but wet clay (Louisiana clay, slippery stuff, wouldnt expect traction from anything in that stuff).

Similar Products Used: Tioga factory DH 2.5, bontrager jones, WTB velociraptor (still use on the front).
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5
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4
chris shmo   Cross Country Rider [May 31, 2008]
Strength:

good in myd, treads the mud out really weel (i have a bontrager in the front and it cakes the mud in)

Weakness:

Loud, doesn't have great steering on the road or in dirt

Good agressive tire but if you ride on the road much at all then its not the tire for you

Similar Products Used: Bontrager Jones XR
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4
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4
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Brett Buchanan   Downhiller [Jun 15, 2007]
Strength:

Strong, RED, high pressure, big

Weakness:

Doesn't work well in the mud.

It works really nice, has awesome traction in the dry dirt. Mud, it sucks everything up, but I don't ride mud much, so it's good for me. They are very light, and they work perfectly for Freeride/AM riding.

Similar Products Used: Kenda Nevegal
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4
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5
Bogdan   Downhiller [Jul 31, 2006]
Strength:

It's a pretty big tire volume wise for a 2.5" Tubeless. THey are about as wide as the Minons 2.5" It's light ...

Weakness:

Not really upto the task they claim to be. If you want a reasonable weight high volume tire that you will ride on hard packed conditions in the dry .. then it's okay.

They are brutal in mud, they pack up and stay packed up in the ligthest of mud, the sidewalls are super weak. I tore the sidewall right at the rim where the tubeless makes contact.

THey were sliding everywhere on wet rocks that really should not have been that bad

If you want a high volume tire, for DRY, packed conditions, then it's cool (say, Moab) But if it ever gets wet when you ride, forget them.

Similar Products Used: Kenda Nevagal, Blue Groove (folding and DH), Minons
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2
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3
Phil Slack   Weekend Warrior [Jul 23, 2006]
Strength:

Decent weight for how thick it is (not really that thick) Tread pattern is good in the dry.

Weakness:

This tire lists as a 2.5 inch, let me tell you that it is not even close to any of the other 2.5 inch tires that I have owned. For a dual compound tire, it is not at all sticky. it tends to pack up a bit in the mud.

These tires aren't necessarily bad, however they actually measure out at 2.25 inches and not 2.5 inches like they say. Heck, my Intense 2.5 tires are actually 2.75 inches. I was looking for a tubeless dual compound tire for my recent bike trip out west. Several days of lift riding and several days of trail riding. The website led me to believe that these were the end all, be all tires to have. When I put them on the rims, I actually went back to check and see if the size was correct. They did seat up pretty easily. I was hoping for something with some good grip on rock and such, I was sorely dissapointed after I lost traction on more than one occasion on what should have been very grippy rock. If you want a decent cross country tire, these should work, although there are better high volume tires out there. If you are looking for a large sticky tire, look elsewhere. They are not what I would call an all mountain tire.

Similar Products Used: Intense DH and 909, Panaracer Fire Pro, Continental Diesel
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2
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2
Dan   Downhiller [Jul 10, 2007]

Tires are great on muddy surface but NOT on asphalt, especially if wet. They're not for road use!

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5
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5
brad   [Jul 13, 2006]
Strength:

very quick,and grippy.if you are after a good allround tire this is the one. it grips at the turns like nothing else.

Weakness:

havent found any yet

it is a good wheel 4 speed and grip but havent tested it in the wet yet.but still it grips on curbs going down a dirt trail at least 60km/h. to me that is a good tire.

Similar Products Used: maxxis holy roler
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5
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5
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