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This is the older tread pattern of the Michelin Protek. The newer one looks like it is aimed at mostly pavement ï¿½ with shallow sipes for water deflection and a smooth rolling surface. This one is a better fit for where I ride. My commute gives me the option of pavement or sandy trails, without much rain. On pavement these tires do well enough ï¿½ they roll quietly, so there cannot be that much power lost to squirm. But they also have enough grip to push through sand when I take the trails. I like them. No flats yet.
We put the Michelin Protek Max 700c x 35 tires on our two hybrid bikes that we ride about 50 miles a week on paved bike trails. They roll with very little resistance and are very quiet and comfortable. We have several hundred miles on them and really like their dry pavement performance. I can't tell how they are in wet since we avoid wet conditions. They are substantially less cost than the Schwalbe or Continental tires we previously used but, seem just as good for much less. We recommend this tire, and it is a great value.
I've been riding this one for a couple months now, and I really like it. Hits the sweet spot between durability and a smooth supple ride quality. The bead seals up tight on my HED Ardennes 21 mm rims. I was an early adopter of road tubeless and have tried many brands and models of TLRs. Some roll great but don't last on the rougher roads where I ride. Others are beefy and tough, but don't have a good ride feel. This one perfectly balances both aspects. Well played, Michelin.
I have been running these tires (700-32) for years on my commuter bike and have had only 1 flat. I ride on gravel trails, asphalt and occasionally dirt.
They are extremely long lasting and I just bought this last one to complete a set of 2 for my bike, since I am ready to change both front and rear this time. They are both showing lots of little cuts and you never know when a sharp rock will get lucky and enter the tire through one of these cuts and cause a flat. I highly recommend these tires from Michelin.