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Michelin
Country Rock 26 Inch Tire

Mfg PartNum:07155
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Rock or roll.

The Michelin Country Rock Tire is an incredibly popular tire that rides like a slick on the pavement but has enough grip for confident cornering in the dirt. The tread's low-profile knobs roll quickly but offer traction for hard-pack adventures. Excellent puncture resistance and long wear cap off this versatile tire.

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

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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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Awesome for Road and Dirt
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by Artie
Casual Cyclist
Auburn, CA

We ride on a mixture of asphalt and graveldirt and the Michelin Country Rock is perfect for both. I bought a pair for my son and my wife and then I changed out these on my vintage Bridgestone mountain bike too. These nice looking tires are a much smoother ride on asphalt (than with my old mtb knobby tires), with good grip in dirt and gravel. Great deal through Western Bike Works too!

Reviewed 11/20/2018
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Great trail/street tires
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by Steve
Casual Cyclist
Prescott, Arizona
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I put these on my KHS Mountain bike that had Cheng Shin knobbies on it which were good too, but these are so much nicer in that they have way less drag, yet work great on dirt trails and hard surfaces. I am 62 and NOT a super aggressive rock-hopper, just nice Rails-To-Trails type riding with some street too. My old bones like the full suspension KHS bike and soft ride these tires deliever, just don't run the max 73 PSI, try 50-60 PSI. Great tires from a great source, Western Bike Works, they rock, so do the tires. Oh that's right, Country Rock, oh yeah!

Reviewed 12/11/2014
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Good tire, low rolling resistance, good price, but soft compound can lead to flats.
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by Dave R.
Cycling Enthusiast
Pittsburgh, PA
6 of 7 customers found this review helpful.

I used this tire on the rails-to-trails system, with crushed limestone surface.

The tire has very low rolling resistance, and has just a bit of bite on this surface, so perfect in those respects.

It's very flexible, and easy to install on the bike rims, without tools, which is great for fixing flats in the field.

Unfortunately the rubber is very soft and i got a cut in the main tread after perhaps 6 rides. Sharp rock ?

The cut was 12 wide and forced me to pitch the tire, while still new.

Never got a flat on this trail, in 3 years of riding there, prior to this.

That being said i've purchased a replacement for it.

They were on sale, which helped me make up my mind.

Have not installed it yet.

I purchased a more robust set of tires (harder thicker) while waiting for the replacement to come.

Dave

Reviewed 11/13/2014
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The Perfect Commute Tire???????
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by Tommy (WesternBikeworks.com Staff)
Competitive Racer
Portland, OR
98 of 106 customers found this review helpful.

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-

Reviewed 5/8/2009
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Fast rolling tire for pavement and hardpack
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by John
Cycling Enthusiast
Minneapolis MN
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I've been riding these tires for over a year now, got them when I purchased a used steel frame rigid MTB from my local bike shop. These tires are fantastic! I run 60psi for the pavement and drop it down to 45psi for rougher dirt and gravel roads. They roll very easily on pavement, and are incredibly light compared to other 26x1.75 tires. Traction on hardpack dirt is great too. Handling starts to get sketchy in mud or wet sand though.

My only issue with these tires is the lack of puncture protection. The tread tends to pick up road debris in the grooves, and on several occasions I had a small piece of glass puncture the tire. A set of heavy duty tubes and a tire liner for the rear eliminated flats. Overall a great tire for using an old MTB as a commuter.

Reviewed 3/26/2019
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Smooth with great wet traction
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by DogFather
Cycling Enthusiast
Near Memphis
27 of 27 customers found this review helpful.

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.

Reviewed 8/13/2014
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Best tire for the road
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Fort Myers, FL

I ride city streets and sidewalks 15-20 miles every day and these Country Rock tires still have the look of fairly new even months of that amount of use. Over the years I have had several pairs of Michelin tires and all held up extremely well with not only

Tread wear but puncture resistance s well... Cost for some may be an issue but trust me when I say theyre worth every single penny. I TRUST MICHELIN!

Reviewed 7/8/2019
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Really great tires
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by Anonymous
Seattle WA
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

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

Reviewed 3/9/2017
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1000 miles on em
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by Northern rider
Daily Commuter
Michigan
8 of 8 customers found this review helpful.

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.

Reviewed 11/27/2016
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Great tires!
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by Anonymous
Hollister Ca
5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

Great tires for the price! They run true, have great puncture resistance, and they wear very well.

Reviewed 12/3/2018
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Good on the road, trails
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
North Bay CA
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

I ride mostly on trails and I find that this allows for a smooth ride without picking up lots of stuff in the tread

Reviewed 11/30/2018
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Great tire! Great price!
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Wash, DC
7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.

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!

Reviewed 3/1/2016
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Fast, smooth and cost efficient.
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by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

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

Reviewed 2/27/2016
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Gives a mountain bike road manners
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Memphis, TN
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

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.

Reviewed 4/13/2015
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The real deal for a right price!
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by thepiratemorgan
Casual Cyclist
Utica, NY
6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.

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.

Reviewed 4/5/2015
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Performs well on pavement and minor hard-pack
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by Anonymous
Daily Commuter
Denver, CO
3 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

Used for around-town commuting, with occasional light trail use. Works great, rolls easy, all around good tire.

Reviewed 7/12/2018
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Good Tire for City Street Riding
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by Tballance74
Casual Cyclist
Baltimore, MD
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

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.

Reviewed 11/6/2014
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Roll much nicer than knobbies on asphalt.
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by Anonymous
Northern Minnesota
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

My wife chose these to replace a pair of knobbies on her old mountain bike. Tbey showed up at our door in a timely manner. They were easy to mount. My wife is pleased with the way they roll on asphalt, very little rolling resistance. We spend most of our time on paved trails these days, but i think these will work well when we ride forestry roads and easy off road trails.

Reviewed 5/7/2018
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This tire delivers what it promises.
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by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
Willows,CA
5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

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.

Reviewed 9/25/2014
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Installed easily. A good quality tire.
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by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
Salt Lake City, UT
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

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!

Reviewed 9/12/2014
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