Michelin Cyclocross Mud Tires - Clincher

Cyclocross Mud

  • 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.

  • User Reviews (6)

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    digrus   Road Racer [Nov 13, 2007]
    Strength:

    Corner grip is excellent, good weight

    Weakness:

    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

    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

    Similar Products Used: Panaracer's
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    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    xer   Road Racer [Nov 10, 2007]
    Strength:

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

    Weakness:

    none really
    price?

    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.

    Similar Products Used: bontrager select hybrid tires
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    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    exmime   Recreational Rider [Sep 08, 2007]
    Strength:

    Tread and Sticky, easy to find

    Weakness:

    Not to strong and they aren't cheap

    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

    Similar Products Used: Bontager Jones CX, Norcias, Prancers
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    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    Nightengale   Road Racer [Feb 04, 2004]
    Strength:

    Mud, Snow, lightness/traction ratio

    Weakness:

    Very slow on hardpack/pavement

    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.

    Similar Products Used: Bontrager Cross Jones CX, Specialized TriCross Comp, Ritchey Alfabite trailmix (cross - also good but heavy)
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    RATING
    5
    VALUE
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    5
    roadboy   Road Racer [Mar 31, 2003]
    Strength:

    Good traction, green looks cool on my red surly

    Weakness:

    There width in sandy areas

    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.

    Similar Products Used: Many mountain and ritchey cross tires
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    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    dukesgunnar   Road Racer [Aug 19, 2002]
    Strength:

    Traction when new. Smooth ride Light weight Durable casing, even in rocky terrain

    Weakness:

    Susceptibility to pinch flats High rolling resistance.

    I am using this tire on the back of a cyclocross bike that I mostly ride off road. I have not actually used it for cyclocross. I have been pleased with the tire, especially considering how it performs for a use it was not designed for. It had an incredible amount of traction for the first couple of months until I wore the middle knobs off on our Colorado rocks. Cornering traction is excellent. It has a smooth, supple ride but I suspect that also causes it to pinch flat easily at lower tire pressures, say below 40 psi. I can run my Ritchey Alphabites 10 psi lower and still not get pinch flats. I wouldn't use it for cyclocross unless the course was really slippery and did not have much road section because all those little knobs add a BUNCH of rolling resistance.

    Similar Products Used: Ritchey Alphabite Ritchey Speedmax Vittoria Mastercross
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
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