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Michelin's new multipurpose mountain tire

Published February 26, 2013
Michelin Wild Grip'R

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The Grip'R is Michelin's new multipurpose mountain bike tire, designed for both wet and dry conditions.

Tread blocks are arranged to create the best balance between grip, rider output and self-cleaning capabilities. The Grip'R casing uses a 60 TPI casing with an Aramid foldable bead. The Grip'R Advanced uses a new rubber compound called Gum-X paired with a 110 TPI casing.

The Wild Grip'R comes in two casings: Wild Grip'R and Wild Grip'R Advanced. The Grip'Ris available in 29 x 2.1 and 29 x 2.25, 26 x 2.1, 26 x 2.25.

MSRP: $59.99 for 29er tires and $49.99 for 26ers.

TheGrip'R Advanced is offered in 29 x 2.0 and 26 x 2.0, 26 x 2.1, 26 x 2.25. UST models are offered in 26 x 2.1 and 26 x 2.25.

Michelin also offers the tread in a 26 x 2.35 size with a reinforced casing. MSRP ranges from $64.99 to $69.99.

Every tire is tubeless ready, except for the two UST models.

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