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Michelin axial carbon more flat proof than Conti gatorskins?(6 posts)

Michelin axial carbon more flat proof than Conti gatorskins?koala
May 14, 2003 6:05 PM
Seems here in upstate N.Y. after the ice storm every bottle beer drinker decided to litter our roadways with glass. My conti 3000s are flatting with regularity. Gonna outfit another set of wheels with something with better resistance to punctures.
re: Michelin axial carbon more flat proof than Conti gatorskins?ukiahb
May 14, 2003 7:50 PM
I haven't tried axial carbons, but have been getting great results w/ my first set of Michelin Pro Race tires. 1700 miles so far w/ only one flat, and they look like they still have much life left (I did rotate them once). FWIW I'm about 200 lbs and usually get a LOT of flats where I ride, the one so far was from a staple that probably would have punctured any tire...and the ride and cornering are excellent too. They are kinda pricey, but worth it IMHO, best price I've seen is $35 at biketiresdirect.com...I have no connection, etc....
re: Michelin axial carbons--They're Great!!!!!rogue_CT1
May 14, 2003 8:25 PM
I have 4200+ miles on my front Axial carbon without a single flat. I replaced the back at 2500 miles after 1 flat. So far the new one hasn't flatted yet. I weigh 215 lbs and I ride over all kinds of rough roads. They are well worth the money.
re: Michelin axial carbon more flat proof than Conti gatorskins?BikeViking
May 16, 2003 5:20 AM
I have been running my Axial Carbons for about 200 miles and have had good results with them. I am a 200lb fella, jus to give you an idea of the potential weight stresses my fat a$$ puts on the tires! Ha Ha

Scott
re: Michelin axial carbon more flat proof than Conti gatorskins?Mike Prince
May 16, 2003 7:23 AM
I'm on the heavier side (200-210 lbs) and have put probably about 9,000 miles on Axial carbons in the the last few years. IMO you can't go wrong with these - I can remember only a few "incidents" - one pinch flat (not tire's fault), and one deep cut that would have trashed any tire (I was able to finish the ride).

I usually get 2500+ miles easily out of a rear tire. I could probably get more but I tend to err on the safe side with tires.

Mike
Thanks all! n.m.koala
May 16, 2003 2:10 PM