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Michelin pro race tire(5 posts)

Michelin pro race tiretav
Aug 10, 2002 11:05 AM
What when you are riding in the rain with these tires ?
Durability ?
Grip ?
mounting on rim ?
Any toughts welcome.
No problems herefiltersweep
Aug 10, 2002 11:53 AM
I can't answer about the rain issue.

Like any lightweight tires, they won't last a lifetime, but I don't view these as "fragile" or "delicate" tires. They have decent grip once I put a few miles on them. I thought they were "easy" to put on the rims- tight, but not a wrestling match. On the other hand, they won't fall off the rims.

I'm sure someone will say they always flat, or that they suck, but I haven't had any flats with these, and I've definitely encountered broken glass, debris, etc... I'm guessing I only have about 600 miles on these. I purchased them as everyday tires- found them for $60/pair. No complaints at all.

I was using a much softer tire before, and I definitely prefer the Michelins.
re: Michelin pro race tireszybki
Aug 10, 2002 12:04 PM
I find them to be more durable and cut resistant than the Axial Pros. After about 1K miles with the axials, there were usually several cuts in the tread, and they picked up small slivers of glass and debris like a magnet. The newer Pro Race tires don't have any of the bad stuff, BUT they grip the same or better. They are pretty smooth riding too. Pretty good deal at Supergo.
re: Michelin pro race tireclintb
Aug 10, 2002 3:16 PM
I don't have any experience on Michelin's, but wanted to throw in my .02.

I have a TCR Zero that came with Hutchinson Carbon Comp's and didn't have any problems and only 1 small cut in the rear after about 1K miles. I know the reviews are pretty poor for the tire, but I had great luck. Normally I wouldn't buy a $44 tire, but bikeswholesale.com had them for 15.50ea and I got 6.

Just finished a 100K rally today and it rained the entire time. Smooth roads, chipseal roads, the Carbon Comp's handled it without a whimper. Checked them when I finished and not a single cut, slice or blemish. Excellent and cheap.

p.s. The price has gone up to $19 and change.
my teammate uses them...BenR
Aug 12, 2002 5:23 PM
He's had them since early April, riding 150-200 miles/weekly and they seem to be holding up well. They are outlasting my Conti GP3000's which have a high-mileage reputation for a "racing" tire. My teammate likes technical crits and thinks the pro-races grip even better than the Axial Pros, and certainly better than my Conti's. He also says they ride well, as close to a tubular as any clincher he's ridden, much better than the Axial Pro's, so I'm guessing they are about as plush if not a little better than the Conti's. He's been riding for several years, we appreciate the same bike equipment, and I trust his advice. I've got a pair coming in the mail - from Colorado Cyclist for $35/each.