I purchased this tire for early season 'cross. I am running an MXP up front and this on back for the local grass crit series. So far it has provided all the traction I've needed without the rolling resistance penalty. It does well on my local training loop through 8 miles of loose gravel trail.
Setting it up tubeless is a must and so far zero issues. I will likely return to dual MXP's once traditional cross conditions return to North Carolina, but i'd recommend this to anyone early season
Won't buy Michelin again. Will go back to Schwalbes that are easy to mountdismount and don't leak.
After using tires from Specialized, Vittoria, Clement, WTB and Continental on this bike, these are by far the best tires I have used. Set up as tubeless, the ride, traction, response and 'feel' are incredible, in the dirt and on pavement. I was actually able to seat the bead using a floor pump, which had never happened before (I was not even able to get the Conti tires to seat at all). NO WAY will I ever use another tire, unless Michelin comes out with a slick model in a 28. Highly recommended.
If a schwalbe G one and a Terravail cannonball had a son, it would be the Michelin power gravel. You got the speed of the G one and the puncture resistance of the cannonball. The perfect compromise. On top of that, the tire is very affordable. Got already over 1000 miles of gravel on this set and doesn't show any wear at all. My tire of choice for the coming season. Good job Michelin!