Michelin XCR AT UST Tubeless Tire

DESCRIPTION

The new XCR A/T has been acclaimed from the outset for its impressive performance under mixed trail conditions. No matter whether the terrain is dry or slick, the XCR A/T with Dual Compound technology excels. Thanks to excellent puncture resistance, and impeccable traction for climbing or braking.

USER REVIEWS

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[Oct 02, 2010]
Ziggy
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Very Durable
Can run at LOW PSI
Very easy to set up with Stans

Weakness:

Slides out if over pressurized

Great tire. VERY durable. I weigh 200lbs and run these tires at 23-25 PSI with very little squirm. I have not seen the issues as described in earlier reviews. We ride VERY rocky trails here in New England and there has been no issues with punctures or tears.

Similar Products Used:

WTB Mutano 2.4
Kenda Nevegal 2.35

[Oct 26, 2008]
ErieRider
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

The tread wears well in an eastern woods environment. Traction and rolling resistance are acceptable.

Weakness:

Puncture resistance is a critical weakness.

These are expensive tires that have a real problem with puncture resistance. This season '08 I've flatted three of these tires with punctures through the tread and through the side walls while running Stan's.

Similar Products Used:

First tubeless setup.

[Jul 16, 2007]
Joel Moats
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Traction is OK.


Weakness:

Cornering is so-so.
Tread life.Tire wasted after one XC race.

The bottom line is do not use these tires on anything but smoth dirt----------no rocks of any kind,because after your ride is done you will have a tire that has EVERY SINGLE KNOB RIPPED OR TORN OFF!!!!!!!!
I'm not exxagerating!
TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE.
The only way I would ever have these tire again is if they were free and SOMEBODY ELSE was installing a new tire on my bike before every ride.
POS TIRE.

Similar Products Used:

Nevegal,Revolt Super X,Fire XC,Blue Groove,Kinetics,
Explorer,Crossmark,etc....

[Apr 20, 2007]
Rickels
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

light, low rolling resistance

Weakness:

Extremely fast wear, significant wear & damaged knobbies after a single ride!!

waste of money

Similar Products Used:

many

[Nov 07, 2006]
JFVR
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Excelent grip, in all kind of trails

Weakness:

The worst durability, after the first ride the tire have a lot of damage

Excelent grip, expensive, but not durable. Not a good choice for me

Similar Products Used:

Maxxis, Kenda, Michelin, Irc

[Feb 21, 2007]
Tom
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Great rolling tire with excellent traction.

Weakness:

Heavy and a real mo-fo to mount.

While I rather like these tires, they are terribly heavy and wide. I have not had any issues with durability or unnecessary wear and tear.

Similar Products Used:

Fire Pro XC UST

[Feb 03, 2008]
Brett
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Tons of grip
Easy to mount and remove without tire levers
Inflates easily with a hand pump
Really do work well in all types of terrain
Durability
Good volume for a 2.0

I don't think these tires have been given a fair shake in the previous reviews (Maybe they changed them?) I did more than 1500km on mine, including mudfests, hardpack, sandy beaches, asphalt and lots of rock. One ride included a 25km ascent, gaining nearly 2000m, much of it over loose, sharp rocks. We then turned and went back down again. Went through a set of brake pads, but the tires were fine.
Had 2 punctures on the rear soon after I put them on - a metal spike, and a broken bottle. The tire is easy to patch, and no problems since. I do use Stan's.
The grip on all types of surface is really good.
I weigh over 90kg, and I am usually quite hard on tires.
I have not lost ONE knob. In fact, they would probably last another 1500km. Even the central ones on the rear(usually the first to go) are still fine.I have recently changed to Continental mountain kings, only because I like to try lots of different tires. Will keep the Michelins in my garage, and would happily go back to them.

[Oct 16, 2007]
Leo S
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Reasonable grip on dry loose terrain, light weight, black/grey dual compound looks good on bike!

Weakness:

Tread/knobs tearing away/coming off, puncture resistance was bad, bad grip on tight corners, not very fast rolling, bad on very loose dry terrain & sand.

The worst thing about these tires is the durability and the puncture resistance. Fair enough, in Alice Springs the terrain is either very rocky and dry or sandy & dry and we have some of the largest thorns known to man kind. But the knobs on these tires started tearing away after just 2hrs riding! After this I was expecting them to come off completely, which they didn't but they did succumb to some pretty large gashes which the sealant wouldn't plug. If this was a cheap tire 30-50AUD then I wouldn't even bother writing this but they cost 130AUD each, so was expecting a lot more riding than 110KM!! Now gonna try the new Specialized "The Captain".

Similar Products Used:

Michelin Hot-S, Specialized "The Captain"

[Oct 02, 2007]
Lukasz
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Great traction, excellent mud clearance, good rolling resistance, fair puncture protection (for first 500km)

Weakness:

Extremely fast wear! (max 700km for a tire),cornering (specially when it’s dry)

Very good in muddy conditions, or a good all conditions race tire (if you like tubeless). Useless for training (Wears out way too quickly)

Similar Products Used:

many

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