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Looking for NEW Michelin tires??(14 posts)

Looking for NEW Michelin tires??aerox
Jun 26, 2003 1:51 PM
I destroyed my rear tire & brake pad - rode over a nail!!
I'm presently using Michelin Hi-Lite Supercomp HD & Axial Pro (green).
I just contacted my LBS & I was informed that both models are discontinued. Which Michelin tires are equivalent to the Supercompe HD or Axial Pro.
Opinions would be greatly appreciated.
Pro Race = Axial Pro. Just installed them today. (nm)TFerguson
Jun 26, 2003 3:06 PM
r u sure?Frith
Jun 26, 2003 3:25 PM
I thought pro race replaced the hi-lites.... I thought the axials were a different beast all-together.
r u sure?03Vortex
Jun 26, 2003 4:23 PM
Pro-Race have replaced the Axial Pro. I have the Pro Race and seem great so far.
re: Looking for NEW Michelin tires??Broomwagon
Jun 26, 2003 7:08 PM
I've been riding the Pro Race for about two months. They grip like crazy when cornering. My friend had a pair and said the grip was great but the softer compound made for a shorter lasting tire.
Pro Race tires on ebay for 44.95 pair newspookyload
Jun 26, 2003 7:08 PM
I got them from a place called O2 bikes on ebay. That is the price of one tire and you get two. They have many listed, in all colors.
Yeah butfiltersweep
Jun 26, 2003 7:57 PM
they will take about a MONTH to arrive. They are the old yourbikesource refashioned as o2. Buy several and buy them BEFORE you need them- whatever it is you are buying. Also- word to the wise: they do NOT come in retail packaging... if that matters.
Just got minespookyload
Jun 27, 2003 7:27 AM
I ordered on Sunday and it arrived yesterday. That is only 4 days. Mine also did arive in full retail(but that doesn't matter as long as they are new). You are right about ordering ahead. I always keep an extra set of tires of what I am currently using. You can never tell when you are going to trash a tire or both, and I hate missing a ride day waiting or new ones in the mail. And I refuse to pay retail at the LBS for tires. There is no reasonable excuse to pay for one tire what you can get two for on the web.
re: Looking for NEW Michelin tires??peter108
Jun 26, 2003 9:09 PM
Try the Pro Race. If you check out they have them with free tubes and free shipping fo $39.95 per tire
Supercomp HD - 1993?Fez
Jun 27, 2003 4:42 AM
HiLite Supercomp HD was top of the line clincher from 10 years ago. Nice tire in its day. Performance Bike sells an exclusive tire called the Axial Supercomp that looks like it, but I don't know if it is the same as that old tire. Same light beige sidewalls and black slick tread.

ProRace replaced Axial Pro.
Light and fast - I liked 'em. nmdzrider
Jun 27, 2003 11:55 AM
Jun 27, 2003 7:15 AM
I got a pair of these for the rollers but I liked them so much I use them on the road now. They had a deal buy one get one free in may so I got two for $20!!!!!!
Jun 27, 2003 7:46 AM
Last week had Pro Races for $25 per tire. I price matched at Performance to save shipping. Might look into that if you have a Performance nearby.
Hi-Lite Prestige is nice.jw25
Jun 27, 2003 8:44 AM
I've ridden the older, beige sidewall ones, and Axial Pros, and I found them to ride the same. Aside from a seemingly heavier sidewall, the tread compound is the same stuff - I'd say they're your best bet.
However, the Pro Races look nice, and are supposed to ride a little smoother, and offer better puncture protection. A little spendier, but a few minutes on Ebay can get you good deals.
Personally, my favorites right now are a set of Vittoria Rubino Pros from Ebay ($40 a pair, shipped). Solid black, light, durable, corner well, and look to be wearing very well. The Tecno Pro seems to be being closed out, and is also very nice.