Great Smooth Tire with Great grip
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 29"
I got these after looking all around and reviewing different tires. I am a amateur rider, this is my first year of MTB riding on a regular basis. I have a 2016 Trek Marlin 5 and installed the Michelin's Force 29" x 2.25 front and back. The old tires were 29 x 2.20 and compared to my old tires, these are smooth, better uphill grip, than the old tires, great over the bumps and roots. They were nice and smooth over pavement as well! I am 6'01" and about 240lbs and had the tires at 30 PSI.
I didn't NEED new tires, but entering my first MTB race on July 11,2020 and wanted some new tires for this race. (7 miles with 1,100 ft elevation) and hope these tires do not let me down, but I think, they will not. I will def look into these again or stagger the Force in the back and Wild AM in the front, due to I ride ALOT of mixed terrain.