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New Michelins seen at Het Volk, anyone have the scoop?(5 posts)

New Michelins seen at Het Volk, anyone have the scoop?Spunout
Mar 5, 2003 6:35 AM
so what... seen the special Bontrager wheels?Gianicolo
Mar 5, 2003 6:38 AM
I allready have them (and dislike them)... aren't they for sale yet?

Btw... haven't you been looking at the wheels US Postal (50 meters further than this picture) rode with? It were Limited Edition Bontrager wheels, especially made for the team to ride on cobbles road; not for sale!
re: New Michelins seen at Het Volk, anyone have the scoop?merckx56
Mar 5, 2003 6:53 AM
This is straight from Mr. Bib's mouth. They are an all-weather version of the ProRace tire, basically like the old Axial Winters. The tread ply and casing are both a bit thicker to minimize flats. They won't be available to consumers for about six months. Every tire they have produced so far have gone to the teams that are sponsored by Michelin. I have an inside at Michelin and couldn't even get a pair!
..for the cobbles, yes. ProRace too delicate, IMHO...Spunout
Mar 5, 2003 8:26 AM
but maybe as an all-round tire, longer wearing, maybe a good try. Although not enjoyed above.

Replacement for the Axial Carbon?
yep, but i don't think it'll replace the carbon,merckx56
Mar 5, 2003 11:59 AM
as the Carbon is a very good seller for Michelin. I think it's in response to a want for a tougher "race" tire. Rumour has it that it only weighs 250 grams. The ProRace and old Axial Pro are a bit fragile for my tastes.