Cross is coming. If you’re working on getting your bike ready for the upcoming cyclocross season, you’ll probably be excited about Michelin bringing back its green tires. Yes, the iconic green treads are back with two new tread patterns for ‘cross.
The green tires will be available in two flavors, Mud and Jet. Mud, as the name implies, is designed for loose, muddy, wet CX conditions and will be offered in both tubular and tubeless models. The tubular uses a tan sidewall with the soft green compound and it looks incredible. Michelin lists one size, 700c x 33mm to comply with UCI regulations. Mud has a claimed weight of 380g.
The Mud tire in tubeless clincher comes with a black sidewall and green compound tread. The tires have a 335g claimed weight.
For dry conditions, the Michelin Power CX Jet also offers a tubular and tubeless clincher, the tire has the same specs listed for the tubular as the Mud.