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    Metalheadbikerider
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    Anyone ride Michelin XCR Dry UST's?

    I want to try something besides the Pythons for this summer (riding and racing in the Pacific NW). Anyone have experience with these rubbers?
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    I have run Comp S light tubeless for a few years and have loved them. By far my favorite tire. The XCR dry is based on the Comp S, but has dual rubber compound. You should go for it!

    Mark

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    Yup, the Comp S Lite is the same tread pattern. Pretty good and it can handle a bit of mud.

    I was talking to the Michelin tech guy at Sea Otter. He recommends thee dual compound R versions (XCR Dry) for race use only. They wear very quickly.

    He says use the XC versions (XC Dry) for training and day-to-day riding. Much longer wearing, most of the grip and much cheaper.

    Unfortunately, Michelin offers UST tires only in the R series.
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    Personally my favorite race tire...

    Extremely fast, and predictable. Predictability being my favorite trait.

    Im looking at purchasing my 3rd set in the near future..


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    ditto to what everyone else has said.
    they are very predictable, work ok in the mud, work amazingly on dry, and roll very fast.

    cons.. wear quickly for the r version.
    ive ripped the sidewall on 2, near the end of their lifespan.

    none the less its still what i use on my race bike. i love them.

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    Hmmmm...that makes it difficult.

    I don't want to switch tires since I use the same bike for daily riding and the occasional race. I'll check into the comp s instead.
    Thanks everyone.
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    The Comp S is an awesome tire.. I ran those for a couple years. Great on hardpack, fast rolling, sheds mud really well. My only complaint was that it wasn't offered in a wider size. One of my favorite tires ever. Corners great.

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    Great-thanks everyone.

    I'm going to try the Comp-S for something new.

    Happy trails.
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    Any Comp S / Comp S Lite you find with be NOS. They have not been made for two years.

    Replaced by the XCR Dry and XC Dry.
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