Michelin's Mountain X'trem Expert tyre has been a test favourite for a while, and now they've tweaked the recipe to make it even better. The Comp 24 DH-based tread, with soft grey compound over harder base compound tread, still has the same insanely grippy performance as before.
Astonishingly light and grippy in mixed conditions, but rather fragile
Hard wearing option but too hard for reliable mixed conditions
A very fast, super-light, sticky compound race combo
Plenty of protection, but longer straps would be nice
Stiffer, lighter, and with more travel than before
What's the difference between organic and sintered brake pads?
When I pull my brakes on, the front wheel judders. Is this because I've got V-brakes
I want to use bigger tyres on my hardtail, but there's not quite enough clearance for the edge knobs
There are plenty of people still using V brakes and needing new pads for them
You often read in tests that a bike has a low or high bottom bracket, but what measurement does that refer to
My cranks are creaking, can you tell me what's wrong with them?