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Michelin Pro4 Service Course Tire

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Michelin Pro4 Service Course Tire
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Enter the 4th dimension with the Pro4 Service Course, Michelin's direct replacement to the popular Pro3 Race.

This race-ready tire beautifully balances speed with durability, using a supple 110 TPI casing and a completely redesigned tread. Knowing not to mess with a good thing, Michelin shifted their redesign focus from materials to shaping. They pulled from their MotoGP division to create a new tread profile which delivers enhanced grip over the Pro3, despite this tire's similar makeup. At the end of the day, the redesign also resulted in a slight increase in wear resistance, allowing riders to get a few extra miles out of their rubber.

The Pro4 Service Course is available in various 700c size (622 ISO) and colors. It features a folding bead and its actual weight is 205 grams (700c x 23mm).

The rest of the Pro4 lineup includes the Pro4 Endurance, a direct replacement to the puncture resistant Krylion, as well as the Pro4 Service Course Comp and the Pro4 Service Course Comp Limited, both of which are race-specific event tires.

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Applications: Road Racing, Performance Road Riding 

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 mm

Min Pressure: 87 psi

Max Pressure: 116 psi

Threads Per Inch: 110 tpi

Made in: Thailand 

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Reviewed 8/13/2016
by JW
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Austin, TX
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Zero Durability - Not Worth It

Bought for road riding in city group rides. They handle ok BUT I had a flat in less than 15 miles. It was a tiny piece of shell fragment that was probably in some light gravel. I was able to break the fragment between my thumb and fingernail,so it obviously wasn't very formidable of a road hazard. These tires don't stand up to much at all. This is the second pair of Michelin tires I've had problems with. I think I'm done with that brand for good. I had a $XX pair of Mavik Aksion on my bike before these and went for 2 years without a flat. The little bit of weight advantage these tires have is NOT WORTH having to buy a whole new set after one ride. Just be warned.

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Reviewed 8/6/2016
by Mike J
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Defective TireBatch Issue?

I will add to the small group of riders noting a big issue with this tire. I also had an issue of riding a new tire purchased from BTD and after about 500 miles seeing the bead beginning to separate from the sidewall and the tire surface turning gummy to the point I could rub it off with the surface of my thumb. I have ridden Michelin for quite a few years (riding 3,000 miles a season on average) and I wonder if they have distributed a bad batch of tires that are the result of a flawed process. Worst of all, tow communications to BTD (one email and another phone message) have gotten NO response. Shabby customer service from a company I thought was better than this.

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Reviewed 7/30/2016
by Steve
MA
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Flats and a blowout.

I had about 300 miles on these tires before I took them on a weeklong 450 mile tour. Neither tire survived the tour. The bead on the front tire separated from the side wall, causing a blowout. The rear suffered two punctures, one from a tiny piece of radial tire wire and another from a small shard of glass. The glass left a gash big enough to render the tire unusable. This is the second time I've bought Michelins and I've yet to have one reach 1,000 miles.

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Reviewed 7/17/2016
by Real Steel
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Garland, Texas
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DO NOT BUY Michelin Pro 4 tires!!

I have purchased a total of 3 sets of Pro4 tires with ivory sidewalls from BTD. First set, no problems, so bought two more sets. Second set, tread separationcracking ALL THE WAY AROUND BOTH SIDES OF BOTH TIRES at less than 500 miles. Gave Michelin the benefit of the doubt, possible manufacturing anomaly? Pulled them off and mounted the third set. Front sidewall turned gummy, (but not the rear!!) and blew out a sidewall with less than 500 miles. I see that the ivory sidewalls are no longer an available choice of this tire by BTD - possibly too many complaints?? I now note other reviews complaining of tread separation and gummy sidewalls. I would strongly suggest that you NOT BUY AT ANY PRICE!

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Reviewed 2/21/2016
by MA Oldtimer
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New England
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
OK all-rounder that doesn't excel at anything

Out of the box they ride nicer than GP4000Ss, since that seems to be the main comparison point. But they're no better in that regard than Bontrager R3s or R4s let alone Vittoria Corsas. My set of Pro4s lasted 3500 miles before I lost confidence and relegated them to the indoor trainer, at which they're doing a fine job. They only flatted a couple times over their lifespan and that was towards the end. I won't be buying another set because they're just not fast enough. Their rolling resistance is high compared to similarly priced tires, both in numerous tests you can find online and what I felt on the roads. Gp4000Ss, GP Supersonics, Vittoria Corsa CX and SL, Veloflex Corsa, and Bontrager R3 and R4 are all noticeably faster tires that don't give up much, or anything, in flat prevention or handling to the Pro4s. If you can get them for a really good price and your intent is to use them as a training or bad weather tire then they could be useful. Otherwise there are better tires out there.

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Reviewed 2/11/2016
by CT high mileage
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Connecticut
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3 of 9 customers found this review helpful.
you couldn't pay me to ride these tires

Every person I know riding these tires flatted frequently and often last year. Probably 10 times the flat frequency of Schwalbe One, Vittoria Corsa, and Conti Grand Prix on the same roads at the same time.

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Reviewed 10/29/2015
by rodolfoguz20
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Flushear, TX
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4 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
To many flats spoil your ride

I just bought a set and never had so many flats in one day, I had the PR04 Endurance and never had to worry about a flat. they roll fast but punctures spoil your ride, never buy them again. Lasted less that 200 miles

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Reviewed 4/14/2015
by Pitts Pilot
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Taiwan
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13 of 14 customers found this review helpful.
The Best Tire &40for Some People&41

Anyone who knows much about tires is aware of the fact that one can't have it all. Individual riders have to make choices about what characteristics they most value and which are less important. If, like me, you value traction and ride quality over longevity and puncture resistance, this may well be the tire for you. I definitely get more rear flats with this when compared to the GP4000sii. I'm willing to take that trade, as the ride is far superior to the Conti. I do a lot of VERY steep climbing and VERY fast descending on very smooth, clean roads. For me, this is the best tire for these purposes. I do sometimes run this tire up front and the Endurance version on the rear. It still feels nicer than the Conti and resists flats compared to the Service Course. I ran the GP for many years, switched to this for a couple years, and just recently tried the Schwalbe One and GP4000sii again to remind myself why I left it. I'm back to the Pro4sc in a 25mm (which is 28 on my slightly wide rims.) I also think it's one of the best looking tires out there, as it's very subtle. I hate the tread on the GP4000, which, in my opinion, serves only to collect dirt.

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Reviewed 7/26/2015
by LUNAchick
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Mechanicsville, VA
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4 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Picks up everything on the road

I bought these tires 3 weeks ago and have had 3 flats. Everything sticks to them- It's as if they're made of glue. They hug the road and ride like a dream but I've been riding for decades and never had this many flats with a set of tires.

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Reviewed 8/31/2015
by Anonymous
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Dallas, Texas
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Smooth with a downside

Very nice tires as far as rolling resistance but if you are like me and ride 5,000 miles per year, they just don't last very long. So you can buy more durable tires or buy many of these and replace them often.

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Reviewed 7/31/2015
by Frank
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Pacific Northwest
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Durable and Grippy

I ride a lot of chip seal as well as come across gravel roads and gravel debris and I've been surprised at how well these tires have held up. I went with the 25s and run 80psi in front and 90 in the back (165lbs). They're grippy, comfortable and so far, I've been able to load up the miles with confidence..

Last season, I was disappointed with the Conti Grand Prix's I purchased (I tore them open in short order) so this year, I went with these along with the $5 Road Hazard. Knock on wood - I'm sticking with this set up.

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Reviewed 4/6/2015
by Jammn
Kingston, Jamaica
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9 of 10 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent all round tire

Great tires for race and everyday riding. I now only use the black as I've found in the past that the color sidewalls sometimes get soft and gummy, and mess up the rims.

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Reviewed 4/8/2015
by Anonymous
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Reno, NV
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6 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent tire for racing and training.

Great tire, expect a full season from a set, the sidewalks will crack, use them as a race tire.

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Reviewed 4/23/2015
by Ironman
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Solvang, Ca
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4 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Great tire, smooth ride and you cant beat the value.

I use the Tires to train for Triathlon. Their soft, corner great and last.

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Reviewed 3/13/2015
by Anonymous
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seattle
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
best tires I have ever used in 30years of riding.

great feel and perfectly acceptable durability.

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Reviewed 4/15/2015
by Rit
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
RELIABLE!

Just a great tire I've been using many years. Tried others and end up with problems.

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Reviewed 3/1/2015
by MWN
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So Cal
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Great tires

Michelin tires accelerate nicely and have great adhesion! I like them a lot. I have been noticing recently that they seem to be on sale a lot. Maybe they are getting ready to come out with a 5 series tire. Michelins seem to be a little bigger than the average 23 mm tire, and actually ride more like a 25 profile tire. We can use less tire pressure yet get a smoother, more responsive ride.

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Reviewed 4/17/2015
by Anonymous
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Great performance at a great price And trusted grip on fast descents and turns

Training and racing because there's a lot riding on my tires!

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Reviewed 3/12/2015
by ACLAS
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NY NY
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2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
great tires

Much better durability that Pro3

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Reviewed 2/17/2015
by Frank Dagon
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New England
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3 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Best yet, really such a difference in ride.

Love these tires, corner and track like none other so far except tubular tires, and no better a place to but. This online shop is one of the best I have dealt with in 36 years of Cycling. Frank Dagon

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Reviewed 1/4/2015
by Joe
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Thousand Oaks, CA
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6 of 10 customers found this review helpful.
M-Pro 4 Service Course sidewall flatted under 100 miles

I had just under 100 miles on a new set of M-Pro 4 Service Course 700x25mm that I purchase from Bike Tires Direct on 12/11/14 and the rear tire side wall blew out on a ride today. The side wall is paper thin! The tire pressure of 100 psi was in accordance with the manufacture. Either the tire is defective or Michelin's quality has gone downhill. I've used Michelin in the past and never sidewall flatted.

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Reviewed 9/4/2014
by rgilliam2004
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Dallas Texas
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7 of 8 customers found this review helpful.
Not the best for a clydsdale

I really like the tire and give it good rates but if you are a clydsdale like me I would stay away. I started using these at the start of the season and with about 2,000 miles on them already seeing heavy wear and dealing with flats on the back.

I started rotating between the front and back to try and make them last longer and this has helped but I am now dealing with flatting issue on the back.

These just do not handle weight well and start wearing quickly if you are a clydsdale

Otherwise yes these are great tires, they handle and hold the road well.

I am riding city roads in Dallas which are the best but had tires last longer.

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Reviewed 10/16/2014
by Anonymous
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Tucson, AZ
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Best training tire ever.

Pro 4 Service Course tires handle great yet are rugged enough that I have actually worn out them without ever getting a flat. In Tucson, AZ with all the thorns and debris on the road, that's quite remarkable.

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Reviewed 9/25/2014
by ScottMadone
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Charlotte, NC
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent Ride, but wears quickly.

I've used the different series of the Michelin Pro for 9 years. The feel is great, it's a lightweight soft tire, corners well. However, I have had 5 flats this year on Michelin Pro4's, and am only getting about 2,500 miles on the rear wheel. I only weigh 165. Great tire, I'll buy more.

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Reviewed 7/6/2014
by Celltech
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Dallas, TX
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7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
Soft Ride, Runs Big, Iffy Cut/Flat Resistance

I do like these tires, but may change to the Pro4 Endurance. They ride beautifully and have tons of grip. I am running 25mm both front and rear, but they actually measure closer to 28mm on some wide rims...so watch for tight frames. I also have a 23mm that measures closer to a 25. So I love the wider tires and the lower pressures for a great ride, but have had a few rear flats. All of them caused by bits of wire getting stuck in the soft tread. I also notice some deep cuts and gashes forming around the tire. So I would not specify they as a high mileage daily rider...but I still enjoy them anyway.

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Reviewed 7/21/2014
by Anonymous
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Northern CA
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6 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
Smooth ride, durable.

I ride road courses in Northern CA. Was riding Gatorskins before. These seem to make the bike more agile. I also like the wide range of color choices.

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Reviewed 7/24/2014
by Anonymous
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Calgary
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5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Great Tire, couple of thousand km's and no flats

A great tire. I only use the Michelin PRO tires on both my bike and my wifes bike, and a great deal when BikeTiresDirect has them on sale or daily special. I used my Pro3's Race for three years with no flats. They ride really comfortable, and deal with both rain and dry roads really well. I have descended down some mountain passes in the rain and the tires held the line through the corners and never slipped. They seem fairly light and insubstantial when I first tried them, but quickly became my favorite tire. My wife has about 1500km on her Pro4's and hasn't had any issues so far. I put over 3000km on my Pro3 Race before needing replacement.

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Reviewed 10/8/2014
by Chicago J
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Chicago, IL
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3 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Typical Michelin Tire!

Like most Michelin tires for some time now, they have good rolling feel, very good handling, but suffer too easily from punctures. At their price and in their respective category they are typically a good tire, but there are far better out there.

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Reviewed 8/29/2014
by LodiTreker
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Lodi, CA.
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3 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
The tires hugged the road very well with no slips and with a smooth ride.

Active rider in the California wine country the rides are from 40 to 60 miles. The performance of the tires are smooth and comfortable. I have not noticed any slips. On the negative side of the tires. The areas I ride are mainly in the wine country and recently I have had flat tires? The reason for the flats are from thorns. While in the city areas I have not experienced any flats. I inflate my tires to 120 psi.

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Reviewed 8/3/2014
by flak4af
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Lincoln NE
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Great tires ... are wider than listed

Currently running the 23s on lightweight, time trial wheels, and 25s on year-round, road racetraining wheels. (The 25s are really about 28 wide.) Outstanding, supple, durable tires. Have run the Michelin Pro Service Course tires going back to the Pro2, Pro3, and now Pro4. Have not experienced a failure or even a (the f-word which must never be uttered.) I'm careful, also lucky. The 25s (actually 28s) are wonderfully comfortable over rough roads and seem to be fast and have low rolling resistance. I only perceive that the 23s might be faster for time trials, perhaps by next year I'll succumb to the current trend and switch over to the 25s for everything.

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