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Carbon Comps vs. Pro Race...which is better!?(5 posts)

Carbon Comps vs. Pro Race...which is better!?scream5204
Sep 8, 2003 1:28 PM
Hey, I was just wondering, which was better. Hutchinson Carbon Comps oor Michelin pro races....cost aside. thanks!
Both are good.the bull
Sep 8, 2003 3:39 PM
Michelins are better as far as holding up.
The Hutchinsons are sticky and wear out fast!
Proformance had some Hutchinsons on sale so I bought another set even though I think they wear out quick.
The Michelin is my tire of choice, they are hard to beat.
re: Carbon Comps vs. Pro Race...which is better!?Nessism
Sep 8, 2003 7:57 PM
I've never used the Pro Races but have tried various other Michelin tires over the years - High lite Supercomp, Synergic, Bi-Synergic, High Lite Prestige. To me, most of them have been very similar: fairly sticky, cut fairly easily, nice ride quality, medium tread life, and strudy casing.

Have receintly tried some Hutchinson's and find them very similar to the Michelins. In fact, I think Michelin makes Hutchinson tires - unable to confirm this however.

I say go for the Hutchinsons and same some cash.

Better for what ?MR_GRUMPY
Sep 9, 2003 7:23 AM
Are you talking about an all around tire, or are you talking about a full race clincher ?
re: Carbon Comps vs. Pro Race...which is better!?HarlemCracka
Sep 9, 2003 7:45 AM
I've got the Carbon Comps. Although they're beautiful in the team colors, they really do just get cut and wear out too fast for the unsponsored rider. I used to have the Vittoria Rubinos and loved them. If you're going for a light race type tire, I think they must have kevar for durability. I'm going back to the Vittorias