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Michelin Protek 26 Inch Tire
Michelin Protek 26 Inch Tire
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Michelin Protek 26 Inch Tire
Michelin Protek 26 Inch Tire

Michelin Protek 26 Inch Tire

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Replacing Michelin's popular City Tire, the Protek takes up right where this venerable tire left off.

With a tread that is optimized to roll smoothly and still provide grip on both pavement and dirt roads, this tire proves its worth commuting and touring. Its 1mm thick reinforcement also helps keep road debris at bay, so if all goes to plan, commutes will go without a hitch (or at least without a flat). A reflective strip on the sidewall also lends some extra visibility for added safety during low light conditions.

The Michelin Protek 26 Inch Tire is available in 26x1.4 and 26x1.85 sizes (ISO 35-559 and 47-559 respectively).

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The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.

Wheel Size: 26" (ISO 559) 

Tire Type: Clincher-WireBead 

Threads Per Inch: 22 

Applications: Training/Recreational, Commuting/Urban 

RimSize: 559 mm

Made in: Thailand 

26 x 1.4 Inch

Weight: 595 grams

Tire Width: 35mm (1.4in) 

Width: 35 mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 35-559 mm

Min Pressure: 37 PSI

Max Pressure: 73 PSI

26 x 1.85 Inch

Weight: 960 grams

Tire Width: 47mm (1.9in) 

Width: 47 mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 47-559 mm

Min Pressure: 37 PSI

Max Pressure: 87 PSI

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Reviewed 10/27/2022
by Anonymous
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Excellent ...

Love these tires, been using my mountain bike alot on paved roads with nobbies... Wanting to see what a difference a smother tire would make and wow what a difference, no noise and smooth as silk... Rides decent in dirt although I dont make it a point and have only put a handful of miles on them so far... Ordered a set for my wife I like them that much, sleek design and look great on my bike..

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Reviewed 10/29/2022
by Pete
Portland
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My new favorite touring tire

After using Serfis Survivors and Schwalbe Marathons, I bought 4 of the 26x1.8� to try them out. They are my new favorite touring tire for 1990s mountain bikes used for heavy weight bikepacking. They are just the right width to get past an open vbrake but still give me plenty of cushion run at 50psi with 60 lbs of food,gear and water. Easy to get on and off( unlike the Schwalbe Marathons). Flat resistance is very good. The thin tread is another factor I like. In the city streets where my family and I do our commuting, treads just pick up debris. Tread on bikes like these doesn�t really increase traction. It does give dog poop a great place to hide until you�ve brought it into your apartment. $20 bucks a tire fits a budget for the four bikes I have to outfit for longer tours. All considered, I love these tires.

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Reviewed 10/31/2022
by Cannibal2
Sacramento
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Great rollers

These tires smooth out the ride for my sons converted mountain bike, so he has a ride for college. They worked out perfectly for him.

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Reviewed 8/3/2022
by Howie Roll
Casual Cyclist
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
On The Road Again!

Installed on an old MTB collecting dust in the garage due to high rolling resistance (and tire noise!) of its stock Kenda knobbies. These Proteks are much easier to pedal and nearly silent. Ordered the 26 x 1.85 tires and they were a a bit taller and wider (by maybe 0.3 inch) than the 26 x 1.95 tires I replaced, but still fit without issue. Got what I needed at a very reasonable price. Now, I'm doing casual, on-road rides several times a week.

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Reviewed 10/4/2022
by Wil
Ohio
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Mounting Bead Failed

Less than one season riding and tire bulged near rim mounting. I'm very disappointed in Michelin's bicycle tire quality.

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Reviewed 10/26/2018
by GrixG
Cycling Enthusiast
Mid-Hudson Valley
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11 of 11 customers found this review helpful.
Great urban and trail tire

I put Protek 1.85 tires on my go-to bike, a 1983 Trek 850 Rough Terrain bicycle. That bicycle has been with me consistently since '83 though another 20 bicycles have come and gone since I bought it new. This bike has been used for single track, multi-use trails, bush whacking, around town and on 3,100 mile self supported tour. I've worn out a lot of tires on this bike (as well many other components!). I also have special purpose tires for the bike for bush whacking and riding on ice (Schwalbe Ice Spikers). Through all of that I've found that these Protek tires have proven to be the most versatile, comfortable, and safest tires I've used in urban, rural and rough rail trail conditions. Gone for me are the days when riding tubulars was the way to go!

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Reviewed 4/26/2021
by The Golfnut
Cycling Enthusiast
Midwest Canada
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Smooth with grip

Replaced 1.95 Kenda Knobbies with the 1.85 Protek on my Giant MTB. What a difference in comfort , speed , & little rolling resistance. Very quiet in comparison . I'm 79 & I am done with off road trekking. I ride 15-20 KMS per day mostly on hard top , light gravel paths. These tires are good quality at a great price.

I don't sound like a siren driving down the road anymore. These tires are not as fast as my Trek Domane 700 x 32mm tires but just as smooth !! Love them.

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Reviewed 10/8/2020
by JafC
Casual Cyclist
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0 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Smoother & are quieter than my old Kenda knobbies, but...

Purchased these to replace the old Kenda 26-inch tires that were on my old mountain bike.

Wanted something that would give a more comfortable ride & were not as noisy.

They definitely ride smoother & are quieter than the old Kenda knobbies, BUT have more rolling resistance and are slower. Think that this is from more rubber on the road.

Fortunately this is not my primary bike, so the mountain bike w/ thees Michelins will be just fine for the 3 mile ride to my local gym...guessing that now I'll arrive thoroughly warmed up.

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Reviewed 9/25/2020
by JafBiker
Casual Cyclist
NYC
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1 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Ride smoother & are quieter than my old Kenda knobbies, BUT...

Purchased these to replace the old Kenda K-831 26-inch tires that were on my old mountain bike.

Wanted something that would give a more comfortable ride & were not as noisy.

They definitely ride smoother & are quieter than the old Kenda knobbies, BUT have more rolling resistance and are slower. Think that this is a function of more rubber on the road.

Fortunately this is not my primary bike, so the mountain bike w/ the Michelin Proteks will be just fine for the 3 mile ride to my local gym...guessing that now I'll arrive thoroughly warmed up.

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Reviewed 6/20/2022
by Anonymous
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Nice

Look good, nice and grippy for a budget tire. Look pretty cool too. Would definitely recommend.

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Reviewed 12/17/2021
by CRANKANDSTEIN
Casual Cyclist
Atlanta, GA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Reliable road technology

The tread and round cross section of the tire are similar to Michelin Pilots used on sport motorcycles that can be leaned hard into fast corners. The pattern comes well around to the sidewall with no ragged edge like an off-road tire. In a city with hills and traffic, it's helpful to have predictable performance when necessary.

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Reviewed 4/3/2020
by frankfx
Daily Commuter
San Francisco Bay Area
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13 of 13 customers found this review helpful.
Robust road comuter !
I put these tires on my old Schwinn High Sierra (34 year old) that I use exclusively for commuting. The bike is 30 pounds and has rear bags. The tire are not light, but they are tough and smooth rolling.They are very resistant to puncture and very quiet.
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Reviewed 8/10/2021
by Mac
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, OR
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Fantastic value tire for vintage commuter conversions

So fantastic having such a great shop close by. Thanks again.

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Reviewed 5/3/2021
by Jeff Volk
Gwynedd Valley, PA
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
amazing

although these tires dont appear to be well-suited to touring (slickish tread), they really proved themselves on a recent 3-month cycling trip in Brazil on all surfaces: asphalt, gravel, dirt and even sand roads, Very satisfied, Very durable and puncture-resistant Highly recommended for price to quality ratio.

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Reviewed 3/16/2021
by Dana
Missoula MT
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Nice road tire for mountain bike

These tires are nice. Low rolling resistance and comfortable ride. I ride knobbys in the winter and these the rest of the year around town on my old mountain bike. The reflective stripe is a plus.

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Reviewed 1/25/2021
by veloface
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Perfect cross between road & mountain

Replaced original tires on a specialized vita, and had a hard time finding just the right tread configuration & price. These were a good choice - the ride is more confident, and they look great as well.

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Reviewed 10/16/2020
by Anonymous
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Quiet and low resistance

I ride on both paved and dirt bike paths. These tires work great for me. Higher pressure really lowers rolling resistance. I would not use these for mountain biking of course. But for trekking over hill and dale these are perfect.

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Reviewed 7/3/2017
by Mike M
Eugene
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Nice grip.

The Protek has good roll while having great grip. Feels like a larger tire as far as feeling protected goes.

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Reviewed 6/19/2017
by JET
Casual Cyclist
Chicagoland, IL
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8 of 8 customers found this review helpful.
Nice smooth ride with 55-65 psi

I went from mountain tires to these & I'm glad I did. I mainly ride on roads so, I don't know about grip on trails.

That being said, the 55-65 psi seems top me to be the best compromise of rolling resistance vs smooth ride.

My friend was amazed on how illuminating the reflective part of the tires were. For me, these tires are great.

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Reviewed 6/12/2017
by Api
Casual Cyclist
Florida
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
These are a best buy for the cost

Is this a 5 star tire? No. Is this a 5 star value? Absolutely! Don't misunderstand, this is a very good tire. It features low rolling resistance and some puncture resistance. I would buy these all day as an all around best buy if you're just looking for something for casual riding. Not sure about long term durability or professional use? Maybe. I was very impressed. Smooth riding on pavement, even took these on a 30 mile ride on gravely fire road. They dont grab the loose road but they roll over it well and didn't feel loose. If that road were wet, I would have been S O L, but they held up well the low rolling resistance makes the riding much better. This is a great buy.

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