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This tire is used on a Nishiki International that was converted to single speed for daily rides of about 12 miles. The tire is big (my measurement was 32mm in width) and appears quite substantial. It rolls easily. Certainly not as light as the skin walls I used on this bike years ago, but I believe it will be less prone to flats as riders of old 27x1 1/4 bikes know all too well. I intend to order another pair for and old 10 speed I'm restoring.
This is a low end touring tire from a major brand. It has a garden variety tread pattern. Michelin wants me to run higher pressures than the worn out Continentals I took off. I don't like high pressures. The Vees on my 700c wheeled Lombardo say 'inflate to 40 psi.' Those tires provide a soft ride, good traction, and have given me zero trouble in 9 years. These boring tires will convert a sporty hybrid into a dumpy commuter bike. The Michelin tires are not as symmetrical as I had hoped, and a drunk must have painted the reflective strips. Michelin is living off their name and the Chinese tire companies will bury them. I grudgingly allow 3 stars because of the excellent grippy rubber compound.
I only have 1 drop bar bike and I prefer 42mm tires for the combination of gravel and pavement that I ride. I like high volume tires that have minimal tread and roll easily. Tires that are lightweight and supple. Prior to these Michelins, I rode Panaracer Gravel King SS in 43mm. The Michelin tires are lighter, more comfortable and they feel faster. The Gravel Kings wept sealant, the Michelins seem to hold air much better. I like everything about them.
I installed the 1.6 x 26 on my old mountain bike which is used primarily for street riding. It is advertised as 1.6 inches in width but is more like 1.75. It is a heavy tire but appears very sturdy. It rolls smoothly yet is able to absorb the shock from some of the rough roads on my daily ride. The tread will work on hard pack and gravel.