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Anyone heard of Michelin Axial Kevlar tires? Not pro, light(3 posts)

Anyone heard of Michelin Axial Kevlar tires? Not pro, lightbill
Sep 25, 2001 12:17 PM
bi-sport, or whatever, but just plain ol' Axial Kevlar tires. I bought a pair on vacation in a pinch, on the recommendation of the bike shop guy up there who said that these were the best tires he could find to withstand the serious gravel issues faced in the Finger Lakes region of New York (don't know if it was BS or not, but he didn't have much else, well, anything else, in the way of 700-23 tires to choose from).
They're not bad. If you're looking for bullet-proof, heavy but not ridiculously so, surprisingly supple tires, these aren't bad. Nashbar has 'em for $20. Check out: http://195.154.239.169/cycle/tires/axialkevlar.htm for a description.
Axial Select Kevlarszelig
Sep 26, 2001 12:07 AM
The guy at the LBS gave a good recommendation. Where I ride there's a ton of glass and they've proven fairly durable with their kevlar belt. Also available in 20 & 25 widths. Michelin pulled production for a few months but now they're back as the new (which doesn't mean better) Axial Select. Pricing's quite good and the weight is reasonable. Good for everday riding but I'd probably opt for something else if racing or on those long weekend rides.
Axial Select KevlarsAndy MS
Sep 27, 2001 8:49 AM
I think you have it backwards; they WERE the Select, and are NOW the Kevlar (with a slightly more pronounced red stripe. I have some Selects; They're very nicely riding tires, but I haven't had them on my bike long enough to speak to durability issues.