Michelin Power Cyclocross Mud and Jet review

Resident cyclocross expert, Simon Scarsbrook, tests out the latest off-road racing tyre called Michelin Power Cyclocross Mud and Jet

Michelin Power Cyclocross
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

With both models, an ability to grip when it is needed, but without compromising straight line speed. A good pair of tread styles which would be versatile in most conditions, with a tough anti-puncture build. In very muddy conditions though, the mud version, I think, tends to struggle for traction.

Reasons to buy
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    Fast rolling

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    Good grip

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    Apparent durability

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    Relative ease of fit (on the rim tested)

Reasons to avoid
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    35mm option would be welcome for non-UCI races

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    The mud tread could be more ‘aggressive’

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    The colour may not appeal to all

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When Wout Van Aert won a very muddy 2017 World Cyclocross Championships in Bieles, Luxembourg, the main talking point was the colour of his tyres. Michelin green mud tread, circa late 1990s, glued onto a ‘Dugast’ tubular carcass.

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