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Michelin Axial Bi-Sport tires...worth it?(8 posts)

Michelin Axial Bi-Sport tires...worth it?MVN
Jan 16, 2003 8:35 PM
Has anyone tried these tires? If so, how are they? Also, does anyone know how much it weighs? I'm thinking about buying a pair from CBO, but I can't find out how much they weigh. It's not on the Michelin site or any other I've looked at, not even in the reviews here. I need some training tires and I figure for $17 each if they suck I won't be out too much money. Thanks.
That's a little highjtolleson
Jan 16, 2003 8:45 PM
the Axial Bi-Sport is discontinued (more than a year ago) if I recall correctly. I got 4 for $10 each from Nashbar quite a while back.

That being said, I liked 'em. Reasonable pliable but durable... comparable to mid-grade tires like Conti Ultra 2000s, I thought.

But $17 each sounds close to full retail... (?)
Nashbar has 'em for $19.90 now, and CBO's ad says...MVN
Jan 16, 2003 9:31 PM
original price was $35.00. I'm trying to find a decent tire for not much money (grad. student on a budget), but I don't know what's good and what isn't. I guess I can close my eyes and point to something on the monitor, lol. I figured Michelin was a good name brand. My current tires are SERFAS Seca road training tires, but I've had a lot of flats lately (only on the rear)starting at about 200 miles so that's why I want something different. Any suggestions or advice?
Michelin Axial Carbon? Good on mileage. nmSpunout
Jan 17, 2003 4:07 AM
Michelin Axial Carbon almost as good as Pro Race!!weiwentg
Jan 17, 2003 6:12 AM
I have a friend who races on those. they are good training tires that you can actually race on, and they're $23 or so at Lickton's (www.lickbike.com). get those.
Michelin Axial Carbon almost as good as Pro Race!!Andy M-S
Jan 17, 2003 6:51 AM
I'll second and third these. Typically I go through a couple or three sets of tires in a summer, and I put Axial Carbons on last spring and the same set is still on there.

They're a fantastic deal, and much better than the Sport (never tried the BiSport, but they're rather similar to the Sport).

Get the Carbons and you will NOT regret it.
Michelin Axial Carbon almost as good as Pro Race!!velocity
Jan 17, 2003 7:04 AM
I have Bi-Sports on my commuter. They're good rugged, all-around tires. But if you want Michelin training tires, I agree that you ought to go with the Carbons.
re: Michelin Axial Bi-Sport tires...worth it?trout_bum
Jan 17, 2003 6:21 AM
Nice bargain tires 700 Mi so far without a puncture. They look good and ride really nice. However they're a bit heavy compared to most others ~300G and their rated at 110PSI max(a bit low). Good for training and long rides.