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They're already available in 26". Looks like they will be available in 29" soon.
If same as previous 26" Michelin's, the 29" x 2.25 should be a good cushy fast tire in dry conditions for those with hard tails and limited frame clearance.

http://www.bike24.com/1.php?content...=19694;page=1;menu=1000,2,103,212;mid=0;pgc=0

http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q...lVSxYk&sig=AHIEtbSVZ4at_UgfPGWs76lXvEbwSUd0Xg

http://www.cyclingnews.com/features...tain-cross-tires-coming-to-you-in-2011/143638

http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/race-tech-adam-craigs-wheel-and-tyre-prototypes-26395
 

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They are big tires. The 2.1 is as big as most 2.25's in 26" size. Seal up perfectly with minimal sealant which gets the weight down.
The current generation Michelins good point is they are very fast and incredibly cushy for a cheap tire[ do squirm though]. Steer clear of all of them in the wet as they use a plasticky compound. But the new racer looks as though it will be available in a soft compound without being UST like the other ones.
 

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saw them last weekend. They're nice looking tires for hardpack to loose over hard terrain.
 

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I rode the 26" version all last year in New England (it was pretty much bone dry most of the year) and may get these for the 29er I am picking up on Saturday....though this year will definitely not be dry for the Spring time. They did roll fast and were cushy, did not have issues on damp days, but never rode them in really wet conditions.
 

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~martini~ said:
saw them last weekend. They're nice looking tires for hardpack to loose over hard terrain.
did you see a set of the larger ones mounted? Do they look true to size?
From what I could see it looks like a good candidate for a summer tire around here.
 

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I've always liked Michelins rubber compounds. They seem to shed mud really well, because they don't ever seem to accumulate it in the first place. I loved the "Comp S" for hardpacked terrain, it hauled ass and cornered great.
 

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offrhodes42 said:
I rode the 26" version all last year in New England (it was pretty much bone dry most of the year) and may get these for the 29er I am picking up on Saturday....though this year will definitely not be dry for the Spring time. They did roll fast and were cushy, did not have issues on damp days, but never rode them in really wet conditions.
This is a completely redesigned tire for 2011. Michelin should have used a new name and kept the old dry2 / wild race'r tread as well.
 

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A little searching and I found this. It does make it confusing when they use the same name for a different/new tread. The Dry 2/Race'r I like a lot, so maybe this one will be on my "to try" list.

 

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If that is the "new" WildRace'R / Dry2 then they should rename it. It's kind of a shame since I've really enjoyed the 26" version and this new one doesn't look great. I've been meaning to try the 29 x 2.10, but haven't gotten around to it.
 
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