Michelin Wildgripper Sprint Tires Tire

DESCRIPTION

  • Advanced tread design: Same winning tread pattern as the Sprint S; ideal for hardpacked or mixed terrain
  • Intermediate lugs L-shaped for traction and braking, with sipes to increase the number of attack edges.
  • Outside lugs widely spaced for optimal mud evacuation; pronounced shoulder profile for good grip in cornering, even on hard terrain
  • Durable carbon black tread compound
  • Folding or rigid bead

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [May 20, 2003]
    Dave Gillett
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Rolls very fast,ride comfort, noise (lack of)and value

    Weakness:

    Weak sidewalls

    When the sun comes out these go on, the speed and acceleration they give off is superb, the handling and comfort is good, even when it starts getting slightly muddy.

    Durability is also great, mine have lasted well over 3 years and they still look hardly used.

    On the down side they are puncture prone thanks to rather weak sidewalls etc, when the weather and trail take a turn for the worse they have to come off.

    The bottom line is; they are very good for what they're designed for; fast dry riding, if the tyre was more resitant to punctures it would have got a 5 for overall rating.

    Similar Products Used:

    Panaracer XC Pro, WTB V/raptors, Tioga XC

    [Oct 07, 2002]
    Adam B
    Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    Strength:

    Very low rolling resistance. Good side lugs. Cool green colour.

    Weakness:

    Price.

    Knobby tires are over-rated, actually I think there is a lot of cyclists out there who are using knobby tires just because they think that is what's needed. When I bought my bike they came with IRC Mythos XC and when I was on the trail which has a lot of off camber sections I found the Mythos were always slidding down the hill but when I put the Sprints on this problem went away and they stuck like glue. I've ridden in 7 races this summer and this is an excellent tire for the back wheel if you're looking for some extra speed. With a semi-slick like this you will lose some braking power but that's the trade off you get for less tread (but more speed). As far as for the front tire get something with a bit more tread so that it will dig as you're going through corners. 3 flaming chilis because these tires were originally 70 Canadian but I got them for 40 because it was last in stock.

    Similar Products Used:

    IRC Mythos XC, Panaracer Dart, Trail-Blaster, Bontrager Revolt SS

    [Jul 25, 2001]
    Grifman
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Cool green color
    Price
    Soft grippy rubber

    Weakness:

    A little shakey when braking

    I ordered a set of these tires and some Mavic 517's specifically for city riding/cardio-training. I would not recommend them for serious x-country riding. I have another set of Mavic 521's with WTB v-raptors for that. That way I can just change rims without having to remove tires. First thing I notice on the Sprints was that I could go alot faster/farther with them. The low resistence on the hard dirt and asphalt is great, though they don't brake like champs (which is what I expected being a tire that is semi-slick). I am impressed with so far.

    Similar Products Used:

    None

    [Dec 25, 2000]
    Rob

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Fast, Ugly (in a cool way)

    Weakness:

    Not for loose conditions, breaks away without warning

    Tire is way fast but not for much more than hard pack and pavement. Very unpredictable in loose conditions, 15 bux for 2 couldnt pass it up.

    Similar Products Used:

    Specialized

    [Aug 04, 1999]
    Mike F
    Cross-Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    Strength:

    Light, Cool looking on alot of bikes, EASY to install, FAST, works on most terrain.

    Weakness:

    Not for all terrain especially loose stuff.

    Great tire, really fast, practically fell on the rim when installing, but of course it is a little scetchy on loose terrain (duh!). Highly recommended!

    Similar Products Used:

    Continental Tires.

    [May 02, 1999]
    Greg
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    Strength:

    Low rolling resistance on the street

    Weakness:

    Not the same grab as a full knobby, but what should I expect from a tire that has no tread in the center!?!

    A lot less rolling resistance than the knobbies that I used before. I ride on the street as much as I do off road. My off road requirements are not severe so why fight those knobbies when I am on the street. Very light and they really grip when you lay them over in a corner. Performance had them on sale a couple of months ago for only $11.99 and I think their regular price is $19.99. Not bad for such a great tire.

    [Nov 05, 1997]
    Michael
    cross-country rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING

    I love these tires. Never gonna change back to ordinary heavy tires. They're fast and easy working. I had them on when i raced 110 km on wet& muddy trails, worked great.

    [Mar 09, 2003]
    Ray
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Smooth rolling if you ride alot on the street or pavement and cool green color. Much cheaper then the original $44 MSRP since the new Jet S came out. You cant beat this tire for 15 bucks!

    Weakness:

    You'll hear ping ping ping as the sticky green compound constantly flicks gravel against your bike ... ouch!

    Hell, 15 bucks for a cool green kevlar tire, who can complain. Hit www.bikeswholesale.com and snatch a pair up before they're gone!

    Similar Products Used:

    IRC Mythos XC

    [Apr 18, 2001]
    Mighti Quillao
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    2
    Strength:

    -Sticky tires from dry and dusty to moist and tacky
    -What they don't have in knobs they make up in sheer contact patch
    -Rails around corners, good on off-camber trails
    -Front braking is suprisingly good
    -Climbing(no loose stuff or roots)
    -Color
    -Stays clean in the mud

    Weakness:

    -Weight
    -Dry or (especially)wet roots
    -Sand and loose rocks
    -Rear tire always brakes loose when braking
    -Mud

    These are awesome tires. They cost to much retail but if you can find them for cheap they are a great tire. First semi-slick I have ridden and I can ride this tire like it is a full knobby with few exceptions(see weaknesses). And Michelin Green goes oh so well with my White bike, very cool color. At retail I rate this tire low for value but for what I got them for I would give them 5 chili's but otherwise on 2.

    Similar Products Used:

    Ritchey Z-Max, Tioga Pysco II(nothing corners better), Panaracer Spikes(The only tire for mud and snow)

    [Apr 12, 2001]
    Bill Liu
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    Strength:

    Very good traction even on ice. Quite, fast & light weight.

    Weakness:

    Punctures frequently.

    The tire is really good and performs well. I only got 3 flat tire in a month. Isn't it rare that this occurs? It is a bit pricey too.

    Similar Products Used:

    Bontrager super x

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