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Author:  Gritstoner [ Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Michelin XZL

Michelin XZL, (looks fairly new).

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Michelin-tyre-900 ... 286.c0.m14

Author:  climbingchris [ Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Michelin XZL

Odd, I think it must be quite an old one, as the newer ones, the 255/100R16's that are also marked as 900r16 have a double row of centre block on the tread.

Author:  Gritstoner [ Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Michelin XZL

Yeah, the treads certainly different to the ones I bought recently!

Author:  101_nut [ Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Michelin XZL

900x16 only had the three blocks across the tread ... unless one has fallen off that's all mine have got!

http://www.vass.co.uk/treads.asp?TyreID={B162DEE9-ED8B-45C4-B051-AF763555804B}

http://www.vass.co.uk/treads.asp?TyreID={4884E835-63CE-40EA-901E-F29E89EAC61F}

They are different sizes but show the tread difference ... seems as if the 100 went for the pair of smaller centre blocks the 900 having a much wider single one.

I wonder if this could explain the apparent difference in wear performance of XZL that a couple of people have voiced opinions about ...

AndyG

Author:  climbingchris [ Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Michelin XZL

those links show all the sizes of XZL bigger than 750r16 as having 2 or more centre blocks. from the 235/85 upwards.

Chris

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