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I'm now on my fourth set of the Michelin Pro4 Endurance tire model and highly recommend this tire.
I log about 140 miles of weekly road cycling and know from year-around experience that this tire lives up to its Endurance name. Its truly durable and performs well over many miles, in different conditions, and on various surfaces with proper maintenance, tube inflation, and rotation.
I ride between Los Angeles County and beach cities in Orange County, either on Pacific Coast Highway or on multiple bike paths. The surface conditions and types or volume of debris on the road and bike paths I ride varies greatly. I ride and roll over a lot of stuff that can damage or make a tire non-usable.
I keep both the front and back tire inflated to 110 PSI, which seems to help the tires shed debris better. The ride is a bit firm, but I'm okay with it. For extra flat protection, I place a tire liner (Mr. Tuffy) inside each tire. I rotate the front and back tire periodically so that I get even wear out of both tires. When a tire does get nicks, cuts, or gouges, I fill them with rubber cement to prolong use of the tire.
No tire is completely impervious to damage from surface conditions or debris. However, the Pro4 Endurance tire has been significantly less prone to damage. Among my three previous sets of this tire model, I only flatted two times. In each instance, a large nail went completely through the rear tire and tube (but didn't render the tire non-usable once a new tube was installed). I'd ridden thousands of miles over nearly a year before I got those flats. With all tires, your mileage may vary based on controllable and non-controllable variables.
I rode and recycled four sets of the Michelin Krylion carbon tire model before switching to the Michelin Pro4 Endurance tire model. The Pro4 Endurance tire is a significant improvement over the Krylion carbon tire, and Id highly recommend it as both a training and racing tire.
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