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Axial Pros vs Axial Carbon tires(7 posts)

Axial Pros vs Axial Carbon tiresAlbob
Jan 29, 2002 6:29 PM
I was thinking about trying some Axial Carbon tires because of the greater durability but was wondering if there is much of a noticable difference in ride quality and traction. I'm not using them to race.
re: Axial Pros vs Axial Carbon tiresDog
Jan 29, 2002 7:29 PM
The carbons wear longer and cut much less. The weight diff is only about 20 grams. Ride is the same. Traction is slightly less, but you'd only notice it at the ragged edge, anyway. I ride them with confidence down big, twisty mountains at insane speeds. Gotta accept the yellow stripe, though.

Hey Dog...dsc
Jan 29, 2002 7:37 PM
didn't you used to run Axial Selects as training tires?
I recently installed a pair of them, and after geting a stupid thorn in my front tire on their FIRST RIDE, they have been holding up well.
Just curious how you'd compare the Selects to the Carbons.

got bothDog
Jan 29, 2002 7:44 PM
the selects have a litte bit softer rubber, but have the belt; the carbons are a little tougher, with thicker and harder rubber; 99% of the time you'd never know the difference; they both are much better than Axial Pros in preventing flats

Thanks- next time I'll get whatever's on sale :O) (nm)dsc
Jan 29, 2002 7:49 PM
how about the Pro Light?Troyboy
Jan 30, 2002 8:13 AM
That's what I'm riding currently on one rig. It actually is my first set of Michelins. I like the ride. Flatted within 50 miles of putting them on, but 600 or so later, still good. I too have put them through tough climbs and blistering descents here in Malibu. They perform as well as anything else.
re: Axial Pros vs Axial Carbon tiresCrankist
Jan 30, 2002 11:16 AM
Carbons surprisingly have done no better for me than the pros at preventing flats from thorns. Ride
quality is slightly ruggeder (!) but still great. I rode these in 25 deg. weather and leaned 'er
over pretty good to test them - no problems. Can't answer the longevity matter yet, but for the 30 gr.
difference and - I'm guessing harder compound, I expect significantly more. I like the yellow stripe.