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Michelin Pro race tires(6 posts)

Michelin Pro race tiresquadzilla1
Feb 28, 2002 11:29 AM
Has anyone here used these tires yet? Are they an improvement over the previous Axial pro's ??
re: Michelin Pro race tiresthe Phantom
Feb 28, 2002 4:46 PM
I have a pair in use on my new Campy Eurus wheels. I like them and would strongly recommend them. They are an improvement to the Axial tires. The first and most notable betterment with the Pro Race tires is the improved handling with the ability to take a corner at higher speeds with more confidence. The 2 rubber compounds, soft and hard, seem to be the same as old but the Pro race tires have two additional strips on the sidewall at the 10:00 and 2:00 positions. Get them in the black color, I am glad to see the discontinuation of that vomit green from the old tires! Durability has yet to be determined, no issues so far. a race car driver friend was quite impressed at the trickle down effect of tire technology.
re: Michelin Pro race tiresGary
Feb 28, 2002 6:07 PM
As mentioned above great tyres, but don't use them on an indoor trainer, as they shred quite easily.
just ordered somequadzilla1
Feb 28, 2002 6:15 PM
a guy over on the classified section just posted them for $37.95 ea & $3.95/ shipping! Thats cheaper than I can get the regular Axial pro's from my LBS. I too hated the green color, which I had briefly. Got rid of them because of the color (the black wasn't available at first).
Campy Eurusweiwentg
Feb 28, 2002 7:12 PM
how do you find the Eurus? are the rims light? are the wheels responsive? are they stiff? are the hubs smooth? are the wheels cool? (all right, the last 2 questions are no-brainers...)

and is the overall rolling resistance of the Pro Races better than that of the Axial Pros? how's the weight compared to the Axial Pros?
Campy Eurusthe Phantom
Feb 28, 2002 8:17 PM
My opinions of the Eurus wheels: There quite nice, ride better than Nucleons meaning they are stiffer and tranfer power well. They seem to be Campy's answer to Mavic K's which I did not like at all. The rims are heavier and have a benificial flywheel effect to maintain speed well. The semi aero shape helps too and is noticable when riding into the wind. I have owned several high-end wheels in the past few years, the Eurus have been the best, Mavic Heliums positivly the worst. I can still climb fast and hard without the flexy floppy slop and mush of the Heliums. The hubs are typical Campy over engineered to be strong, servicable and built for a lifetime of use. All Mavic wheels share the same bogus hubs and an inferior freehub subject to self destruction. Add into the picture the thumb up the butt French attitude from Mavic when a warrantee issue comes up. The Eurus rear wheel has the new G3 spoke pattern which was little strange with only seven non-drive side spokes but 14 on the drive side, no issues so far but time will tell. I purchased the Eurus from Colorado Cyclist who met a lower web site price of $679. They can be had from several U.K. sites for a few dollars less but the overseas shipping costs and delivery risks quickly offset the lesser price. Bottom line, if you are using Campy components, do not sell yourself short by using a Mavic product. Competition is good to force a better design. Oh Yeah, one more thing, the first ride on the Eurus wheels, something was missing, the sound of the wind and air being chopped up by the spokes. Check out the other Campy wheels too.