Michelin Tires, XC Dry

Written by Ryan Van Gorder
Created Date: Tuesday, 26 August 2008 23:34

These tires are fast and furious. The low rolling resistence makes for a smooth ride and the medium height knobs are enough to provide grip on a semi wet Pacific Northwest trail. The enhanced durability, thanks to its heavy-duty 66 TPI casing , gives the tires a longer useful life and will allow you to get more bang for your buck out of your tires.

The optimal conditions for the Michelin XC Dry are gravel roads, trails with a high concentration of rock base and any arid climate trails. In slightly moister conditions one might keep the dry on their rear wheel and go with the more knobby Michelin All Terrain up front.

The ideal Puget Sound ride with the XC Dry is Devil's Gulch. This Washington state classic is near Cashmere, starts with a 4000 foot gravel road climb and has some of the most flowing and fast paced downhill in the state. The XC Dry will get you up the climb and aid in your fast paced cornering on the way down.