IRC Mibro Tire Review

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December 4, 2017
 
Model/Year: 2003 Palomino IRC MIBRO 26X2.10

Pros: Great tire for crosscountry, and so far pretty durable. Price!

Cons: Doesn't roll as smooth as the Black Mamba, nor as light, ~100g heavier, but a lot better offroad, and lighter than most.

Recommendation: ~$46 shipped for a pair of MIBRO's, can't be beat.

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April 21, 2011
 
Pros: Lightweight
Good pattern for a variety of surfaces
Great in mud

Cons: Wear
pinch flats

Recommendation: I stocked up on a couple sets of these a couple years ago and have been pretty happy with them. I don't recommend them on the road as the compound is pretty soft. They're solid through a range of tire pressures (I run 30-50 depending on the trail) so you can customize for the terrain without worrying about losing corner grip or comfort, but the sidewall is soft/thin so if you run them low in rocky areas, be prepared for pinch flats. I'm a little sad to be running out of my stock of them so if you can find them now, I recommend picking them up.

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July 22, 2009
 
Pros: Wide pressure range, good to use for a rear tire, easy to seat on the rim(for quick tube changes), good rear tire control-noticed less bouncing in downhill chop even at high pressures, wide tread pattern sheds light soil/mud, 1.95"=450g / 2.1"=520g / 2.25"=590g
Knobs tear and get shredded

Cons: Wear - Wear - Wear these tires wear quickly...while they are inexpensive I can't say they are a good "Value Seeker" tire because they last about a 1/3 of other tires I've used.

Recommendation: The Mibro is a good rear tire option which I coupled with an IRC Mythos in the front. I was able to run higher pressures of 40+, the tire still remained grippy and handled even eroded downhills well. I didn't experience spin-outs in slick areas or roots/rocks - where I have before with even more aggressive tires. This may be the "Hybrid Tread Compound" - I noticed after some riding that there were dime-sized patches on the centerline tire surface that were roughed up and grippy so these tires do not ride mostly on the knobs but more on the tire surface. The 1.95" and 2.1" also have a high thread count of 127 TPI. Summary: Good tire for soft clay/dirt XC riding, maybe use as a race-only tire, expect these tires to wear quickly.

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October 4, 2007
 
Pros: The price, and the weight of these tires.

Cons: Probably not a good tire if your in the rocks a lot, durability issues if you know what I mean.

Recommendation: These seem kinda like a poor mans Specialized S-Works Roll-X to me, not as good in the traction department, but not $50.00 a piece either.

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IRC Mibro 4.00 out of 5 based on 4 ratings. 4 user reviews.