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green vs. black Michelin Axial Pros(8 posts)

green vs. black Michelin Axial Prosbianchi boy
Mar 9, 2002 5:01 PM
OK. So today I had my third flat in the past 8,000 miles of road riding. Every time I had a flat I was running the green Axial Pros. I alternate between these and black Axial Pros and other decent tires I can find on sale. But probably 75% of my total mileage during this period has been on Axial Pros. Is it coincidence, or is the tire material less durable or cut resistant in the green APs? They also don't seem to wear as long as my black ones.
Only 3 flats in 8000 miles? That's not so bad. nmUncle Tim
Mar 9, 2002 9:10 PM
Only three flats comes across as coincidence to me. nmLeisure
Mar 10, 2002 1:39 AM
re: green vs. black Michelin Axial Prosvon flash
Mar 10, 2002 7:12 AM
I've had good luck with the green Axials with no flats. Having said that while cleaning the bike a little while back I found a nasty cut on part of the sidewall and into the tread. That tire is scheduled to be replaced.
Tell me your secret.Crankist
Mar 10, 2002 7:39 AM
I just got two in a fifty mile ride with the black ones.
And anyway I just want to know about the new Axial Race: I'm a devoted consumer, I have money to spend, I WANT to spend that money - I DESERVE to spend that money - I am GOING to spend that money.
OK, I guess I'll buy some anyway and post a review later.
Same wear rate IMHOspookyload
Mar 10, 2002 8:26 AM
I think you are just noticing it more on the green ones because they start to show the black through the green stripe easier. You just can't see the black coming through the black as easy.

Personally, I bought the 3 for $60 axial pro lights in December from performance bike and have loved them. I bought the 20mm tires. The very first ride I ran over some piece of metal and cut the front with an inch long gash and thought uh oh...these are soft tires. But after replacing it I have logged 2000 miles on the the set and they show no signs of visible wear. Maybe it was just the bike gods trying to negate my good deal I got on the tires. We will see becuase I just ordered another 3 of the plain axial pros(not lights)so I can ride them the rest of the year.
Pressure is your problem...tuffnick
Mar 10, 2002 12:45 PM
... I don't think its the tires. Sure you'll still get flats no matter what from say nailing a pothole... but still put like 120-130 psi in your tires and you shouldn't be in bad shape. Make sure you check it every ride cus your tires can drop to 90 psi pretty fast and still feels pretty hard.
NO Mr. Tuffy is your problem....gonzo77
Mar 11, 2002 7:34 PM
I don't care how "heavy" Mr. Tuffy is, or how uncool it is to have it.....all i know is I don't get flats and no one knows i have it unless i tell them, which is usually while i'm waiting for the guys i ride with to fix their flats. Get it, don't spend $45 on Spin Skins which don't work as well and spend $11 on Orange Mr. Tuffy and say goodbye to flats. Because if 200ish xtra grams is a too much , you've got bigger problems than getting flats.