Michelin Cyclocross Mud Tires - Clincher

4.33/5 (6 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Newly redesigned high density 127 tpi casing.
  • Foldable bead skinwall.
  • New green state-of-the-art mud shedding, fast rolling Silicium tread compound.
  • Specially designed tread pattern for maximum traction and cornering control in mud.

  • Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

    Reviews 1 - 5 (6 Reviews Total) | Next 5

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by digrus a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: November 13, 2007

    Strengths:    Corner grip is excellent, good weight

    Weaknesses:    Not really a 30mm tyre, more like a 35mm. Knobbles make ‘em slow on hard ground – but the clue is in the name! I intend to tyre the Jet’s. Not cheap

    Bottom Line:   
    Ridden these in this seasons cross races and found them excellent. Really given me great confidence in greasy corners. Good weight too. Shame they are wider than the spec

    Expand full review >>

    Similar Products Used:   Panaracer's

    Bike Setup:   Borghini Crossline+Campy GS+Mavic Open Pros

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by xer a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: November 10, 2007

    Strengths:    won every race i have entered with these tires so far!
    rolling resistance(48.5 psi)

    Weaknesses:    none really

    Bottom Line:   
    this review is for the cyclo cross mud 2 tire
    a great cyclocross tire!
    high grip when you need it, fast when you want fast. barely any rolling resistance, yet
    grips exeptionally well in the turns.

    Expand full review >>

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   lbs

    Similar Products Used:   bontrager select hybrid tires

    Bike Setup:   trek 7100 hybrid with bontrager drops + shimano shifters. weght(40 lbs) beats other lighter high end cross bikes by a mile!

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by exmime a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: September 8, 2007

    Strengths:    Tread and Sticky, easy to find

    Weaknesses:    Not to strong and they aren't cheap

    Bottom Line:   
    Bought these tires because of the hype of being the best cyclocross tire. The side wall blew out in a few rides less than 40 miles. My front tire still looks good

    Expand full review >>

    Favorite Ride:   245 Loop

    Price Paid:    $49.00

    Purchased At:   Mountain Bike Specia

    Similar Products Used:   Bontager Jones CX, Norcias, Prancers

    Bike Setup:   Lemond Poprad with Disc, Bontager, Crane Creek, 105, Disc brakes are the only way to go

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Nightengale a Road Racer from Oakton

    Date Reviewed: February 4, 2004

    Strengths:    Mud, Snow, lightness/traction ratio

    Weaknesses:    Very slow on hardpack/pavement

    Bottom Line:   
    Your clue as to what these tires are for is in the title. I used the Mud II tire on the rear and a Specialized TriCross on the front. I have raced the bike once and trained on it once with this tire set up. This tire is pretty light for the amount of traction. It drives well through mud, and it corners well in mud, too. The race I did was on lots of powder/hard packed snow and it was very good there too. As expected, this is a tire for the extreme conditions, and not to be used for ordinary dirt/grass/minor gravel courses because it is wider than the claimed 30c, more like 35; and it is very knobby, and that produces rolling resistance. I am very satisfied with this tire, and I can't imagine anything would work much better, except maybe a tubular or tubular/clincer, because you could run lower pressure without worrying about a pinch flat.

    Expand full review >>

    Favorite Ride:   Any Cyclocross Race

    Price Paid:    $32.00

    Purchased At:   Speedgoat.com

    Similar Products Used:   Bontrager Cross Jones CX, Specialized TriCross Comp, Ritchey Alfabite trailmix (cross - also good but heavy)

    Bike Setup:   2004 Lemond Poprad

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by roadboy a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: March 31, 2003

    Strengths:    Good traction, green looks cool on my red surly

    Weaknesses:    There width in sandy areas

    Bottom Line:   
    I have used these tires since last august. For cyclocross racing I would only use these tires if it was real muddy since the little knobs have to much rolling resistance on flat hard coarses. However, I use my cyclocross bike for trail riding as well, and these tires work great. They have lots of traction front and rear, and hook up well in a variety of conditions. Sand is a problem, but thats because there thin at only 30c, and 38c ritchey is better for sandy trails. Either way hard to go wrong with this tire for trail riding or muddy cross races.

    Expand full review >>

    Favorite Ride:   Any ride

    Price Paid:    $25.00

    Purchased At:   shop I work at

    Similar Products Used:   Many mountain and ritchey cross tires

    Bike Setup:   Surly cross check, mostly ultegra XTR canti's and ritchey cross crank(awesome)

    Reviews 1 - 5 (6 Reviews Total) | Next 5

    Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating