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    New Michelin WildRace'r

    Same design as their old "dry" pattern in 26"


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    2.1 section

    They did some change on the AT (more side knobs), but seems like it is ot done on the 29" version...
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    I was wondering if something like this was ever going to show up. Sure took a while.

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    I see this as good news. Big fan of Michelin tires............
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenLightGo
    I see this as good news. Big fan of Michelin tires............
    Me too. Love the Pro 2 and Pro 3's on the road bike, and Mud 2's on the cross bike. Nice to have more options for sure.

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    Sweet. So it looks like I can now buy a Michelin Wovlerine, a Michelin Advantage or a Michelin Nobby Nic.
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    Lookin good!
    With a tire like this i'm able to ride/ race all year long! (Netherlands)

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    I'm gonna have to get one of those on the front(using AT's now). Any review of them?

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    Had One For A Couple Weeks

    I've had one for a couple weeks [available through Chain Reaction Cycles]:

    About the same volume as a 2.2 Ardent.
    670 grams.
    Good sidewalls
    Drama free set up tubeless on Arches. I ran it as low as 21psi w/o issue
    Fast roller
    Good hardpack tire, probably really good.
    "Meh" handling in loose terrain: somewhat vague and drifty.

    I would describe it as a lighter, better, more versatile WTB Weirwolf. A nice tire, but I wasn't overwhelmed with it's handling and braking. If I rode more hardpack, it would likely have been more interesting tire to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jms
    I've had one for a couple weeks [available through Chain Reaction Cycles]:

    About the same volume as a 2.2 Ardent.
    670 grams.
    Good sidewalls
    Drama free set up tubeless on Arches. I ran it as low as 21psi w/o issue
    Fast roller
    Good hardpack tire, probably really good.
    "Meh" handling in loose terrain: somewhat vague and drifty.

    I would describe it as a lighter, better, more versatile WTB Weirwolf. A nice tire, but I wasn't overwhelmed with it's handling and braking. If I rode more hardpack, it would likely have been more interesting tire to me.
    Looks like the Super D was won on a set of these (and both running in the 'front' direction). The IamSpecialized website had a superD video from Sea Otter this year, speeds approaching 40 mph in some sections ( ). Terrain looked fairly hard pack but lots of dust so I'm sure there was a little loose involved. Nice to see a pro ride 700 gram tires and do well



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    Data point: new Wild Race'r mounted at 30 psi on a Gordo with tube
    - 59mm casing width
    - 56mm tread width

    Pretty big for a 2.1
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    I picked up a pair of the old XC DRY 2''s with this same tread pattern at Nashbar on close out for $10 each (they are gone now) and love them. This is really the same tire but they now offer more sizes (2.1, 2.15, 2.30).. I had a set of Kenda Kozmik Lites that I replaced because they were to thin and drifty for me. blew out a sidewall in the 1st month I owned them...

    This tread pattern grips in hard pack, lose sand, and even some light mud. the 2.0 size tire is wide and seems bigger than like a 2.1 Maxxis Ignitor, kinda like the Kenda's did. I should have bought a couple more pairs at that price, but I will sure be buying the Wild Race'r when it comes time to replace these...

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