31 March 2010 - 6:59Incoming – New Tires from Michelin
Got a few, sweet new tires on the way.
First to arrive is the new Michelin Wild Race’r 2.1. This is a low tread, mid volume tire that appears to be suitable for dry and or hardpacked terrain. I’m actually going to throw a couple of these on Kermit to see how they are, and move the Wolverines over to Mr. Furley. They weigh+/-700g. It seems a little heavy for a tire named “Race’r”, but then the speedy Conti Race King is not that light either (650g). It does look as though it would be a fast tire, so maybe that is where they are coming up with the moniker.
The tread pattern is similar, although a little tighter than the Geax Saguaro, which is another tire that I’ve been wanting to try out. Similar in weight and volume too. Unfortunately, I, along with Geax, am out of these tires until late April, so any would-be tire buyers might consider the Race’r as a substitute. With weekend temperatures “supposed” to get up to the 70s, I plan on riding my bike in the woods somewhere.