Michelin XCR Mud Tire

Michelin XCR Mud Tire 

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.

USER REVIEWS

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[Oct 15, 2008]
TallTrek336
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

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

Weakness:

NONE

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.

Similar Products Used:

Other Bontrager Tires that have proven to be garbage.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 25, 2006]
Marc

Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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

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.

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.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 02, 2006]
Mordread
Racer

Strength:

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

Weakness:

sand, gravel, hard fast turns

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.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Mar 10, 2007]
Andreas Klauser
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

low rolling resistance, god grip, high priced.

Weakness:

wears perhaps a bit fast than some mid quality tyres.

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.

Similar Products Used:

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

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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