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Michelin Country Rock Tire

Michelin Country Rock TireMichelin Country Rock Tire
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This popular tire is excellent for riding on both asphalt and hard-packed dirt. Tightly packed, super low profile knobs create a tire that rolls almost as smoothly as a slick on the road, but provides more traction than a slick on dirt surfaces. More pronounced edge knobs offer better cornering off-road. The tread is very puncture-resistant and long-wearing.

Wire bead. 33 TPI. 560 grams. 73 maximum PSI. 26" x 1.75". Black.

Weight: 720 grams

Tire Type: Clincher-WireBead 

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 47-559 

Max Pressure: 73 psi

Applications: Pavement/Dirt Roads 

Made in: Taiwan 

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Reviewed 5/8/2009
by Tommy (BikeTiresDirect.com Staff)
Competitive Racer
Portland, OR
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72 of 78 customers found this review helpful.
The Perfect Commute Tire???????

Best way to turn a mountain bike into a street bike. Fast rolling and great puncture resistance. Surprisingly high traction rubber and great tread. When commuting on asphalt gets monotonous, this tire is perfect for the trails on the long way home.

-The Country Rock Is Awesome-

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Reviewed 8/13/2014
by DogFather
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Near Memphis
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Smooth with great wet traction

For what I got, I'm stunned at the low price. I replaced some old knobby tires on a MTB that I inherited and hated. Now I love it and I'm using it as a bad weathertouring bike for the days I don't want to risk using my road bike. I made four different enhancements to make the MTB a better street performer, but these tires have proven to be the 1 difference maker. I've taken them through some short patches of rough gravel and they handled it well. They obviously do well on wet grass, which they see a lot of. No problem cornering on pavement in the rain, I have a lot of confidence in them. Fully inflated they pose much lower rolling resistance than I had before, I've had no problem hitting 30mph, which is a big deal for me. Drop the pressure to 40 psi and you'll get a really soft, comfortable ride, if that's what you want.

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Reviewed 7/28/2014
by dharmabum1323
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Bellingham, Wa
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Turns a mountain bike into a perfect all purpose urban cruiser

Perfect on the hard packed dirt and gravel trails that run all through my home town. Corners great on pavement, too, and so smooth and quiet that I had to buy a bell. Traction is way better than I expected on dirt - haven't tried any mud yet, and don't really expect much, but can't really remember the last time I went looking for mud on purpose anyway. Very pleased so far with this tire - With 60 lbs of air it turned my full suspension mountain bike into a perfect old mans all purpose cruiser. Great price, too.

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Reviewed 6/16/2014
by B''ham Biker
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Bellingham, WA
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Easy Roller, Durable, Long Wearing

I have ridden this tire on asphalt and gravel trails. It rolls really well on asphalt and has enough tread to be sure-footed on gravel/dirt, too. I've ridden my first set about 3000 miles. No flats, the rear is starting to show a little wear, but probably will go another 1000 miles or more. Excellent service so far!

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Reviewed 4/28/2014
by Anonymous
California
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Light and smooth rolling

The tire is light and smooth rolling. Handles compact and loose gravel trails well. Has great traction on wet pavement. The tread pattern are very close, causing road debris to get wedged in.

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Reviewed 3/26/2014
by TXrider
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San Antonio, TX
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2 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Lots of Flats

I bought this tire because of price but found price isnt everything. The tire does roll pretty decent for what it is but I can not get over the fact that I have been riding my bike as a commuter in Texas and have had multiple flats. The only good thing is I run slime tubes so I didnt have to stop. I ride 7mi one way to work on all road and 7mi back home, these things get flats with little pebbles constantly. I would not recommend these to someone who rides where the roads are not constantly swept. I have had these for about 6 months now and I am getting something better.

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Reviewed 12/20/2013
by Anonymous
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washington
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3 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
not good gravel touring

Does ok on pavement or hard pack dirt. Rolling resistance is good for road commute on the mtn bike. Did not work well this last year in gravel touring on rail to trails about 200 miles. Several flats just on the gravel with a load of 40 lbs. This was with Kevlar liners and slime. Tires just are not protective enough. I would not compare to Schwable touring tires in any way. Only use on pavement without puncture risk.

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Reviewed 10/31/2013
by Anonymous
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K.C.
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Perfect for turning a mountain bike into a townie.

C'mon - are you REALLY going to do a lot of off-road biking? - or do you just prefer a mountain style bike for getting around? If you don't need to go through mud, etc., this is a really great tire. It does have enough tread to tackle most trails (if you're even planning to ride on any trails.) but the 1.75 width and a not-too-agressive tread is really perfect for getting around town and occasionally having to maneuver a gravel road or cut across a lawn. It looks great too. Okay - so the name is a little hokey - whatever

Great tire for my purposes. Very good price.

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Reviewed 10/28/2013
by Anonymous
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New Jersey
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Good product good ride on almost every surface

I purchased a set to replace my 5 year tires that were well past worn out. I installed both the day after I received them, it has been a few weeks now and I have done my usual riding on many different types of surfaces, (other than sand covered roads that will happen over the summer). I have to say so far I like the ride and the quality of the tire is good. Now I must admit my old tires were well past their life span so the fact that I have any type of new tire may be a factor but this is second set of tires on this bike and I think I can say they best all-purpose tire I ever used on this this and other bikes I have owned.

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Reviewed 11/7/2013
by DFWrider
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Texas
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Fast Rolling Street Tire

I put these on an old trek 820 that I sometimes use to ride around town on. I am averaging 2mph faster on my 9 mile workout route than on the knobby tires that were on it before. On hardpack these tires are great. I recently went on a trail ride where the trail was a little soft and had a lot of leaves covering the path. They did fine, but did slide around some, which was expected. You won't want to lean over to the edges on softslick surfaces and you might need to use you rear brake more to bring the bike around in tight corners on the trails. More of a hard surface tire, but can be ridden on the trail as long as you change your riding style to suite its weakness. A great all around tire that is geared more towards speed and hardpack.

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Reviewed 4/11/2014
by Anonymous
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Awesome tire for city riding

Great all purpose tire. I ride approx 200 miles a week, great ride and the tires perform very well. Would recomend to anyone who uses their bike for commuting.

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Reviewed 10/21/2013
by Anonymous
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Newbie, but I like this tire.

I had knobbies on my bike before and needed something for paved trails and roads. This tire is nice and quiet and rides better than my old one's. So far so good.

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Reviewed 8/19/2013
by Anonymous
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Jackson,Tn
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
I ride my mountain bike more on asphalt than in the mountains. This product meets and exceeds that expectation.

I am in the process of converting my mountain into like a hybrid. I can now move forward with this project because the tires was a concern of mine. Quality fer sure!

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Reviewed 8/15/2013
by Anonymous
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Very good traction and comfort. for the city

I bought 5 sets of these tires as I refurbish older model mountain and hybrid bikes. These are a pretty good all around tire for riding short or long distance in the city. The only downfall is that they tend to collect a lot of small rocks in the grooves if you go on a trail. I got mine on this site as a clearance item and at that price I would buy many more. They are now back up to about [$] or so last time I checked.

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Reviewed 8/15/2013
by Spunky
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San Diego, CA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
The alternative to knobbies

My 20-something daughter, a biking novice, was training on an old hardtail mountain bike for a community bike ride on a very hilly road course. She was struggling with the hills. I got her the Country Rocks and she mounted them (easy to mount - it was her first experience changing tires) and started flying up the hills. If you want to convert from singletrack to pavement, get these tires. And at this price, they're worth having on hand for your mountain bike for when a change-out makes sense.

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Reviewed 8/8/2013
by Mr. Jaysun
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MA
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Wow! Virtually silenced my bike... And fast rolling

I mostly ride on street with an occasional trip on a trail. I replaced my Specialized Enduro 26x2.20 aggressive off road tires with a set of theses. Visually it was a bit shocking shaving off nearly a half inch of width....I'll get used to it. (Already have) .

My first ride with these tires was in the rain. Excellent grip on wet asphalt, cornered with confidence. So smooth and silent, fast rolling compared to my knobbies, it was like riding a new bike.

Haven't ridden any trails yet... I'll review the off-road capabilities at a later date. But for MTB/street, I HIGHLY Recomend these tires.

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Reviewed 8/1/2013
by Chad W.
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Montana
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Country Rock,Rocks!

took my old fattie mountain bike tires off and put the country rocks on my old hardtail a few days ago to upgrade it to a city bike. Wow, what a difference, the tires roll fast considering they are 1.75's, handle quite nicely, and have more than enough tread not to get squirrelly. Highly recommend these if you looking for a cheap upgrade for your existing bike. Very fast in town rider, light trail use.

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Reviewed 7/26/2013
by GoodKetch
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Central Illinois
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Excellent value!

I wanted to put in more miles on the road than off, but still wanted some traction, just in case. These were the right fit for what I needed and were an excellent choice, especially for the price.

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Reviewed 7/18/2013
by Sam...
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Los Angeles, CA.
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Michelin Country Rock Tire, highly recommend

Great tire. Mostly use on street on my mountain bike. Picked up about 2 mph compared to knobby's. Did some downhill trails on packed an loose gravel, they handled well.

I would highly recommend,

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Reviewed 7/18/2013
by newmanlink
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Stamford CT
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Just what I thought they would be, a faster rolling tread good for mostly non-trail commuting.

These tires were just what I wanted to commute to work on my mountain bike. They roll fast and provide good traction in wet conditions. Though not ideal, they would still work fine on trail, especially if its nice packed single track and not too technical. When I go mountain biking for real, which is somewhat rare for me these days, I plan on just changing back to more aggressive off road tread.

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