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    New Michelin tire - HEAVY!

    remember that new michelin tire we were discussing back at eurobike time? now i've found it on ebay.de:

    http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...119963429&rd=1



    620g - OUCH!!!!!


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    Yeah, but they make a whole line of XCR race tires now.. they're on QBP.

    They advertise a hard rubber under-layer, with a soft rubber over layer. Supposed to giver more support to the knobs (I've noticed squirmy knobs) and resist punctures.

    The XCR Dry has the Comp S light tread pattern, advertised @ 520g (probably my next tire)
    XCR All Terrain is the one posted, advertised @ 575g
    XCR Mud - XLS pattern, 570g
    XCR Xtreme- Hot S pattern, 630g

    All these are 26 x 2, there are larger ones listed as all mountain tires in the 800g+ range.. (2.2 ish wide)

    Here's some pics..
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    does someone at michelin have a hard on for those little nubbie things??? holy crap theres alot on those tires!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhsavery
    does someone at michelin have a hard on for those little nubbie things??? holy crap theres alot on those tires!
    yea, I've never known wtf their for... most tires don't bring so many
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    pick two...

    I choose all 3!!!

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    They're the michelin man's hair, and when they're gone your tire's gone bald.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Upandatem
    They're the michelin man's hair, and when they're gone your tire's gone bald.
    so to speak....

    hey alot of here are racers.... we shave our legs

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    those "hairs" are the spots where the liquid rubber is injected into the mold while baking the tire


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    A word of caution

    Michelin makes 1,001 different versions at the moment. The XCR A/T they weighed at the LBS were about 570 g, I seem to recall. If it's a good rock/gravel tire as intended, 570 g is fine with me.

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    Available in the US ??

    Are these new michelins available in the states ?? has anyone tried the AT model?

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