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Michelin Country Rock 26 Inch 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

Weight: 720 grams

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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86 of 93 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 5/1/2017
by franksj
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Love these tires

Love these tires. Low rolling resistance, and very good traction on wet & dry pavement and dirt. Replaced a hybrid tire that was slick with side knobs. This is quieter, with better traction. With lower pressure a very comfortable ride. Couldn't be more pleased with this upgrade.

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Reviewed 3/9/2017
by Anonymous
Seattle WA
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Really great tires

These tires turned an old mountain bike into a super commuter.

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Reviewed 3/31/2017
by Metr4
Oklahoma
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Rolls nicely. Decent grip during turns.

New tires for a 30 year old DiamondBack mountain bike. The ride is smooth. Grips nicely during turns. Off-path is ok but tread plugs quickly if muddy.

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Reviewed 11/27/2016
by Northern rider
Daily Commuter
Michigan
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
1000 miles on em

I have put 1000 miles on my Michelin CR's with excellent results in quality of ride and handling riding 5050 Dirt gravel asphalt concrete. They look and perform as brand new.

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Reviewed 8/13/2014
by DogFather
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Near Memphis
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16 of 16 customers found this review helpful.
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 3/1/2016
by Anonymous
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Wash, DC
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Great tire! Great price!

Low rolling resistance, handles pretty high pressure, grippy rubber. reasonably light, carefully made. What's not to like? The junker bike I ride to work just got a lot easier to pedal. For 50% of the original msrp, I'm not too worried about it if these tires don't last forever. As others have pointed out, they may not resist flats as well as a more expensive tire with a kevlar layer. I'll take that chance though as my rides are on pretty good roads and close to home.

I fully expected to buy Kenda Kwest 193s (which the local bike share uses, very good very tough tires!), but then I saw these, and I've never been disappointed by Michelins, so that's what I got.

No regrets!

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Reviewed 2/27/2016
by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
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Fast, smooth and cost efficient.

These are the perfect tires to change your mtb to a street ride.

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Reviewed 4/13/2015
by Anonymous
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Memphis, TN
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Gives a mountain bike road manners

Incredibly low rolling resistance compared to the old knobby tires, yet still provides enough traction on grass and soft dirt. At maximum PSI these tires do great on the road, at normal/average PSI they soften out the rough spots-take your pick. Sidewall is a little thin and flimsy, so I wouldn't recommend going much below 50 PSI, my tube got pinched on some rough gravel.

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Reviewed 4/5/2015
by thepiratemorgan
Casual Cyclist
Utica, NY
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
The real deal for a right price!

Changed out deep aggressive knobby tires on my wife's Cannondale for something a little less aggressive and considerably less rolling resistance so the gal doesn't have to pedal her behind off. Well, her bike isn't quite a hybrid quite yet! These work perfectly for sidewalk riding and some light trail use. I wouldn't have go down a single track with these, but if you need to turn that monster, ahhhhh..... mountain (LOL), bike into something a little less mountainy and a little more streety, then these will work well and are priced right. I'm considering adding them to my Gary Fisher Tassajara as I'm not riding as much dirt mud trails much these days either, but I don't mind the extra pedal power required for the knobs, I need the exercise...LOL.

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Reviewed 12/1/2014
by Happy Team Angry
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Omaha, NE
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Love these tires. My old ones are going stroung - bought new because of a rocking price!

I ride a hybrid on roads and gravel so I needed a tire that would get good rolling on hard surfaces and yet grip on looser stuff. Bought my first set over a year ago and probably have 800-1000 miles on them. They are going strong but this sale was too good to pass up. Only flats I have had were caused by two instances of very fine wire which I am told is common on resurfaced asphalt streets as they partially use recycled shredded car tires with steel belts.

I am happy to recommend www.biketiresdirect.com to my riding buddies.

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Reviewed 11/6/2014
by Tballance74
Casual Cyclist
Baltimore, MD
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Good Tire for City Street Riding

Purchased a pair of these tires to replace some stock knobby tires on a full-size folding mountain bike that I use to commute to work. They make a huge difference in ride and comfort. Long lasting also. Will definitely buy another pair when it's time to replace the current pair.

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Reviewed 9/25/2014
by Anonymous
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Willows,CA
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
This tire delivers what it promises.

I needed a tire to hit the paved trails, open roads, and graveled roads that are common where I live. Bought a set and ended up buying a second set for my wife's bike since they worked out so well for me.

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Reviewed 9/12/2014
by Anonymous
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Salt Lake City, UT
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Installed easily. A good quality tire.

This tire was easy to install on the rim and is a good quality tire for on-road and off-road use. So far, I've used it only for commuting about 25 miles tofrom work. I'm happy with the tire at this point!

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Reviewed 7/28/2014
by dharmabum1323
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Bellingham, Wa
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
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
Cycling Enthusiast
Bellingham, WA
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4 of 4 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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4 of 4 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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7 of 10 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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7 of 9 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 11/7/2013
by DFWrider
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Texas
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3 of 3 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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