Michelin XCR Dry2 UST Tubeless Tire

The Michelin XCR Dry² is a new tire designed for dry, fast trails. Its knob pattern is optimized for outstanding traction both in a straight line and in cornering. But with a relatively low knob height, the XCR Dry² is built for speed and minimal rolling resistance performance. This state-ofthe- art tire is also the lightest in the Michelin EXPERT range.

User Reviews (9)

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gte534j   Racer [Jun 11, 2010]
Strength:

light, fast, very good cornering

Weakness:

a bit hard to mount, but all UST tires are that way.

really light, fast rolling tires. They corner better than racing ralphs in the dry/hardpack trails. Probably not good for mud, but thats not what they are intended for. I like how the rear tire mounts the opposite of the front, seems to give a bit better grip.

Similar Products Used: schwalbe racing ralph UST 2.1
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
bruce9494   Cross Country Rider [Aug 23, 2009]
Strength:

Great traction

Weakness:

Side walls are weak too weak but i keep buying these as i like the handling

something has to be done to improve the side wall but the tire is still the best i have found yet

Similar Products Used: bontrager
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
brills11   Cross Country Rider [Oct 04, 2008]
Strength:

Very Fast. Low resistance. Hook up great on dry trail. Very good on loose trail once you get used to them. Rail great if you throw them into the corner.

Weakness:

A little "squirrly" on the roots and climbing grip is sporadic unless you have momentum and keep the power on.

Super fast and fun if you want to hit it hard and don't mind an occasional close call. No flats and minimal air loss so far. Back tire wearing quickly but it's worth it.

For the right conditions, the best tire I've used. I love em!

Similar Products Used: mavic crossmark ust, specialized fast track
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
CE750   Weekend Warrior [Jun 14, 2008]
Strength:

Extremely light weight, yet relatively strong. Look very nice with the two color tread. VERY low rolling resistance.

Weakness:

Pricy at $50+ a piece

I wanted a tyre that matched my more urban and dry compact trail riding preference and this fit the bill. I weight 210lbs and thus far these tyres have held up very well. They wear a bit faster than normal, but this is because the higher grip racing tread compound is softer on the XCR vs the XC variant. The problem is that if you're UST, as I am, you have but only once choice.. the XCR.

Similar Products Used: Hutchinson Python
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
matt spak   Racer [Jun 27, 2007]
Strength:

Fast, low rolling resistence, Great hook up on soft trails

Weakness:

Sketcky whe it get wet.

A great tire for dry course racing.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Steve Radle   Cross Country Rider [Jun 03, 2007]
Strength:

Light weight. Never got a flat. Corners well. Rolls super fast.

Weakness:

Wears out way too quickly, not a good climber.

Put em on your race wheels if you got them. If you use them to train with, you'll have bald tires by race day.

Similar Products Used: Hutchison Python, Panaracer Fire XC Pro. These are my first tubeless tires.
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Derrell Oliver   Cross Country Rider [Apr 20, 2007]
Strength:

Grip, ease of mounting, holds air as good as a regular tire/tube setup, looks.

Weakness:

None so far.

This is one of the best tires I have ridden, excellent grip, rolls fast, grips roots very well & sticks to dry trails like you were on asphalt!

Similar Products Used: Hutchinson Python & scorpion.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
James   Cross Country Rider [May 25, 2007]
Strength:

Excellent traction in the dry dirt conditions, low rolling resistance, and thorn puncture resistant

Weakness:

Not the best for climbing over rocks/roots as the knobs are low and not positioned to grip obstacles

I love these tires! I wouldn't ride them back in the eastern US with the woods and wet. But here in the dry climate they are great. Added bonus is that once I switched to UST and added Stan's no flat I have had only one flat tire - and there are tons of thorns here.

Similar Products Used: Panaracer Fire XC
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Joe Stefano   Cross Country Rider [Jul 10, 2007]
Strength:

good traction in most conditions; decent weight

Weakness:

if used for what they are made for there are no weaknesses.
They are bad on wet roots. Hard to mount on some rims.

Its a good tire for dry trails especially but I have had good luck on moderately muddy trails aswell. They are fast rolling and work well for xc racing/riding.

Similar Products Used: pythons
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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