This tire is perfect for the store and pecan hunting. I ride mostly on but occasionally off road and these tires just eat it up! I've got about 700 miles on them with little signs of wear, and only in the rear tire. At under $XXea. buy them by the 12 dozen. I'm riding the 40mm, I like a good thick tire, they roll good. I always try to inflate to the max. They are cushy and bouncy, they look great too. I haven't found anything yet not to like about these tires.
I put a pair of these on a motorized bicycle that I built from the frame up. I've finally changed the rear tire after nearly 4,500 miles, the front shows very little wear. I must say that the only time I've ever had a flat is on the rear tire when I pick-up a large nail.
I'm extremely pleased with this tire because they grip so well and have such low rolling resistance. They are worth every penny at the MSRP... and are A STEAL when they're on sale! Needless to say, I will never use ANY other tire for my bike.
Got a set of these for $XXX each on the daily special, an unbelievable steal. I'm riding the 40mm 7 days a week for about 6 months now. I can' say enough good about these tires except I'd replace them again at full price in a heartbeat. I like to over inflate all my tires, rock hard. They roll great and track really good on turns, and off road. They mount easy, and have lived through a brutally hot summer here in S.C. on chip-seal roads well over 100 degrees carrying 230 pound loads with ease. These could be the best tires I have EVER rode staying in the moderately priced tire range. I weigh about 175 and carry tools and groceries regularly. I can't believe these got ANY negative reviews, take those with a grain of salt. Or did I get the best set ever made?
I'd give this tire a 5 for speed, but my first flat totaled the tire after only 500 miles. Clark County country roads are rough, and sticky sharp black gravel from recent road work seems to be the test. Long a fan of Gatorskins, I've tried Rubino Pro-3's and now these Michelins as an occasional experiment. The gravel sliced the sidewall and unfortunately I didn't find the cut until I noted the replacement tube starting to ooze out. Later I compared the tire, a 700-23 with an equivalent Gatorskin I had in backup and there is NO comparison. The Gatorskin has a wider protective belt and the sidewall is heavily threaded. The Michelin has a narrow belt and a flimsy sidewall. Back to the slower, but more reliable Gatorskins for my country roads.