|Michelin Pro race vs Axial pro||Noam|
Jan 7, 2004 7:07 AM
|Anyone used both and could advise. The Axial pro is presently discontineous and are on special in many shops.|
|re: Michelin Pro race vs Axial pro||Chen2|
Jan 7, 2004 7:12 AM
|I ride both and can't tell much difference. The Pro Race "feels" more supple and sticks better in the corners, but that may just be the placebo effect.
|re: Michelin Pro race vs Axial pro||one_speed|
Jan 7, 2004 7:23 AM
|I've been using the Axial Pros with great luck for about 3 years now, no complaints. However, I've heard the Pro Races, which are much lighter, flat quite a bit easier. I think both tires ride about the same.
One other thought is to try the lighter Kenda's. For less $$, you get about the same tire. I've heard good things from folks who have taken the gamble.
Jan 7, 2004 7:59 AM
|"I've heard the Pro Races, which are much lighter, flat quite a bit easier."
Are you thinking about the Michelin Race Lites?
Jan 7, 2004 8:17 AM
|Axial Pro Races are the replacement for Axial Pros and the Race Lights are the replacement for Axial Pro Lights.
I am not sure what difference, is there is any, between the formers and the laters other than a name change.
Jan 7, 2004 1:26 PM
|could be, my bad. sorry for the mix-up.|
|re: Michelin Pro race vs Axial pro||lyleseven|
Jan 7, 2004 8:33 AM
|I never have had a flat problem with the Pro Race, but only about 1200 miles to date.|
|i've used both &....||_rt_|
Jan 7, 2004 9:35 AM
|haven't noticed any difference between them. i really like both tires as well. i'm currently running the pro race and i haven't had any problems with flats (nor did i have any problems with flats with the axial pros). however, keep in mind that i only weigh 100 lbs so flats are generally not a problem for me!
if you can get the Axial pro's for cheap i'd say go for it.
|Both Too||Keeping up with Junior|
Jan 7, 2004 12:31 PM
|I have used both too and have to look closely to know which ones are on the wheels I am using because there just isnt a whole lot of difference. I think the marketing department just changed the name. Like RT said, go with the Axial pros if on sale. Do stick with the all black as they supposedly wear better.|
|Pro race tires are a big pain.||curtybirdychopper|
Jan 7, 2004 11:22 AM
|I hate the pro races. they have got to be the tightest fitting tires ever made. It takes forever to put them on carefully to avoid pinching the tube--not a good thing when flatting on a group ride that waits for all flat fixes.
I just bought the michelin TDF 100 anniv. tires that fortunately are much, much better and fit reasonably. whew, cant believe i even took the chance on other michelins.
|curtybirdychopper, sure the pain isn't the rim?........||BIG RING|
Jan 7, 2004 1:12 PM
|I have used both as well. Very tough getting these babies over any deep dish wheel (Shimano WH-7701's for example.) No problems with Ksyriums, Open Pros or Sestrieres.|
|Try this then...||Scollopini|
Jan 7, 2004 2:38 PM
|I had the same experience with ProRace #1 - then I was worded up on the cure - before mounting the tire for the first time, put your feet through it - grab the opposite side and stretch it - working your way around the tire. Don't have to pull too hard, but give it a couple of full rotations , pushing with your feet and pulling up the opposite side with your hands - they will then mount fine and can be changed quickly when flats occur (PS - I haven't experienced any greater propensity to flatting on these than any other tires)|
|Thanks for the good tip. (nm)||Chen2|
Jan 7, 2004 3:41 PM
|I'd rather have tight than loose. (nm)||Chen2|
Jan 7, 2004 3:42 PM