Michelin's Protek Urban Tire delivers a quick rolling tire that still grips in the wet. It's designed with a rubber compound based off the one found in their PRO4 Grip road-cycling tire for optimum traction in all conditions, and the aramid puncture protection layer prevents foreign objects from causing untimely flats. Features a reflective sidewall for enhanced visibility. 20" x 1.5" dimensions. Built with a non-folding steel bead. Claimed weight of 560g.
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by Flying Fortress
Santa Fe, NM
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Great recumbent tire.
If you ride a recumbent with a 20 inch front (or even rear) tire, you need look no further than this tire. Very tough, grips and handles well. If you're used to a 100lb front tire pressure, I can assure you that you won't notice much dif using the 73psi max pressure this tire is rated for. (Knocking on wood...) so far, only 1 flat from a goathead that just managed to get in from the side, and missed the liner. Only downside of this tire, it is a PIG to get on and off the rim, due to the toughness of the sidewall construction.
But that goes with the territory, and this tire should serve you well. Until I can go Uncle Stans tubeless on my front tire as I will be on my rear 26 wheel, this will have to do.
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