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michelin pro race(5 posts)

michelin pro racesoulsurfer104
Oct 23, 2003 8:55 PM
so how's the puncture resistance on the michelin pro race tires?
Check reviews and/or do a search nmFez
Oct 23, 2003 8:58 PM
Depends...PsyDoc
Oct 24, 2003 7:08 AM
...on where you ride, sometimes. I switched to the Pro Race's from Continental GP3000's when I got one of the Michelin Wheel Deals with a set of Velomax Orion's I bought and since sold. There were a few things I noticed about the switch. First, the Pro Race's provide a "less harsh" ride. Second, they were and are a P-A-I-N to install. The Pro Race's have a very tight tolerance and I have always had to use a tire iron to get them installed...they are a very tight fit, but I guess this is a good thing as the tire would be more likely to stay on the rim in case of an emergency...I refuse to mention the "F" word. Although they are supposed to be more resilient to cuts, this has not been my experience. The Pro Race's do seem to wear a bit better, but perhaps that it due to them not having any tread on them. The GP3000 have tread on them and I sort of use that as an indicator to "tire life;" when the tread is worn off (about 800-1000 miles) I know that I have about another 1000 miles of wear on them. I have since switched back to the GP3000, because I got tired of all the cuts I would get on the Pro Race's. If you are going to purchase them, I would suggest getting them from BikeTiresDirect.com and purchasing the $5 road hazard insurance to protect yourself from getting a flat, cut, etc.
Best all-around tire-filtersweep
Oct 24, 2003 8:39 AM
The tread will cut- as visible from outside the tire- but I've ridden at least 3000 miles on three sets of these and have never seen a cut fully penetrate the casing. The only flat I've ever had with Pro Races was from a rear that had waaaay too many miles on it and the sidewall blew out.

ProRaces are relatively light and durable with a decent ride.
Best all-around tire-Crankist
Oct 25, 2003 8:09 AM
I've worn out a few pr. of PRs with no problems too.
But my pair of LE TdF Pro Race (light blue on blue) had just (snif) 600 miles on them when I ran over something 'razorous' (don't bother looking that one up). Anyway sliced clean through the rear and scared the crap outta me ripping through a corner. Yes it was twilight. And yes I was racing to get home without a light. And yes I replaced it.