Ralph Cronin from Michelin knows the tech details on these tires. The WildRace’r looks like it’s gonna be fast with its low profile center knobs. The WildGrip’r on the other hand looks like a rally tire with a ton of traction with its good rubber compounds and side knobs that have cut-outs that allow the tread to move a bit and lock on to a corner with a good transition to the cornering bite. Tubeless ready, big volume and 26/29er availability are the other noteable features of these tires.
We have these tires in house so stay tuned for our riding impressions.
The 27.5″ Wild Grip’R Advanced is a fantastic all-conditions tire. It is available in 2.35″ in both reinforced and non-reinforced casings. Both tires receive Michelin’s dual GumX tread compounds.
- The reinforced casing is great for gnarly enduro style riding. This tires weighs in at 1,070 grams and runs $69.99.
- The lighter, non-reinforced 2.35″ features the same large casing and size-specific tread pattern but weighs 800 grams and runs $64.99.
- The 27.5″ Wild Grip’R is also available in a 2.25″ size. With smaller knobs to match its smaller casing, the 2.25″ is also lighter at 720 grams and pairs well with a Race’R for a killer front Grip’R/rear Race’R combo. It also runs $64.99.
The 27.5″ Wild Race’R (please note spelling, capitalization and punctuation on all tire models. They’ll be correct in this email) available in 27.5 x 2.25″. The fast rolling, shallow center knobs provide ample straight-line traction while the taller side knobs dig in for incredible cornering in dry conditions. They sell for $64.99 and weigh 700 grams.