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Michelin Protek 700c 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 700c Tire is available in 700c x 28, 32, 35, 38, and 40mm sizes (ISO 28-622, 32-622, 37-622, 40-622, 42-622). Please note that in the larger sizes the ISO measurement is 2mm larger than the common (700c) size printed on the sidewall.

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 28-622 

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 32-622 

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 37-622 

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 40-622 

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 42-622 

Max Pressure: 87 PSI

Threads Per Inch: 22 TPI

Made in: Thailand 

Black/Reflective - 700c x 28mm

Weight: 575 grams

Black/Reflective - 700c x 32mm

Weight: 595 grams

Black/Reflective - 700c x 35mm

Weight: 730 grams

Black/Reflective - 700c x 38mm

Weight: 760 grams

Black/Reflective - 700c x 40mm

Weight: 775 grams

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Reviewed 3/18/2017
by Meaux
Daily Commuter
Louisiana
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8 of 9 customers found this review helpful.
well pleased with these tires for my commuter.

They remind me of much more expensive touring tires sold by a German manufacturer. They roll well and have nice rounded shoulders for leaning into turns. Other reviewers had noted they run a bit large. I generally run 35s and that is the size I bought but my bike has very minimal brake and fender clearance and If I get another set they will be 32s. Otherwise I am completely pleased.

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Reviewed 7/16/2018
by Jack
Fairfax, VA
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Great tires

Was worried about going from 28mm road slicks to a 35mm treaded tire, but these are very smooth on the pavement and enough tread for gravel. I notice the weight difference, but I need to lose weight before I can complain about tire weight. Lol. Have them on a Motobecane Ti Century Elite. Highly recommend for any citycommutergravel trail riding. The bike too. Prompt service from Biketiresdirect!

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Reviewed 7/13/2018
by Skipjacks
Daily Commuter
Maryland
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Very happy with these

I'm a big fan of these. I replaced the stock tires that came on by bike that were more of a hybrid tire with a small knobby tread pattern for running on loose gravel and loose dirt and such. They were okay for pavement but not ideal.

The Proteks are pretty amazing on pavement and don't immediately loose grip if you get into the sandy grit on the side of the road. I use them on my daily commuter, which I also take to a rail trail paved with crushed stone. The Proteks have a good balance for both surfaces.

They have good low rolling resistance and are nice and quiet (after break in...more on that later) For street use and commuting with the occasional cut across a grass area or loose gravel in the street, these are perfect. Same for hard packed crushed stone trails. I wouldn't want to go too far on loose gravel with these, but that's not what they are made for.

The reflective strip is nice. It's very visible in the dark when standing behind a bright light source (like a driver in a car). With a camera flash it's easily as bright as the professional grade 3M reflective tape I have on my wheels.

The tread is fine on wet pavement. My first ride on these was in the rain and they held fine and cornered well.

They are a little on the heavy side, but I found that's offset by the slicker tread pattern. They are heavier because they are durable. The tread is thick and unlikely to puncture easily. And the sidewalls are thick too, making them less likely to cut or tear. The thick sidewall also reduces the shock absorption, so it's a slightly rougher ride on any kind of rough terrain. But if you're riding on pavement like these are meant for that's a non issue.

These do come with a coating on them from the factory that has to wear off before you really get a true feel for the tire. It's a grease that they coat the rubber mold with so the finished tire pops out easily. The grease layer on these is thicker than most other tires. I've heard that Michelin leaves a thicker grease coating on than other brands. So for the first few miles they might squeak a little, especially when turning. At least until that grease layer wears off. It's not gooey to the touch or anything. It's dry. It just has to wear off before you get a better feel for the tire. I found it was gone within about 10 miles.

Sizes 35mm and up run bigger than advertised. I got the 35mm tires and they run about 37 mm wide when mounted and inflated. The chart on this listing shows sizes 32mm and smaller run true. Sizes 35mm and up add 2mm to the total width over the stated width. I replaced a pair of 38mm tires with 35mm Proteks and they were very similar sizing. Keep that in mind when choosing your size and trust the chart.

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Reviewed 7/7/2018
by Oshkosh
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Great tire for roadtrail

I bought these tires for my Trek 720 that I use for commuting to work and riding on a crushed gravel trail. They're very good compromise tire that works well on both surfaces.

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Reviewed 7/7/2018
by Oshkosh Dave
Daily Commuter
Oshkosh, Wi
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Great tire for roadtrail

I bought these tires for my Trek 720 that I use for commuting to work and riding on a crushed gravel trail. It's a very good compromise tire that works well on both surfaces. The price is nice too.

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Reviewed 4/2/2018
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
Northern California
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0 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Nice tire, great price

I haven't actually mounted these tires yet and I'll update my review once I've had a chance to put some miles on them. However, out of the box they look great and the price is hard to beat!

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Reviewed 4/2/2018
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
PENNYLVANIA
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
DECENT TIRE

GOOD TIRE FOR A GRAVEL BIKE , HAS SOME TREAD ON FOR DIRT BUT SMOOTH ENOUGH FOR THE ROAD. AWESOME PRICE

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Reviewed 7/10/2017
by Chris
Daily Commuter
Nashville
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7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
Great commuting tire...

I've had these tires on my daily commuter for the last 5 weeks and I love them. They roads here in Nashville are garbage and these tires have held up to the daily punishment of them. They're solid in the wet and don't kick up too much of a rooster tail. I would definitely buy these again, and will when they wear out.

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Reviewed 7/14/2017
by A4Awesome
Daily Commuter
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7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
Overall Good Value, but Early Death

Been running the 38mm tires for 19 months, it has made a world of difference compared to the OEM set! After about 800 miles of mostly pavement with some gravel, not even 1 puncture or even a flat! The tires have stayed on the rims since I first put them on. However, recently (800 miles) they have developed a bulge with torn threads on the sidewall which will surely blow out soon. Was hoping for a longer lifespan, but they were great while they lasted.

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Reviewed 3/30/2018
by Skipjacks
Daily Commuter
Maryland
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6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Very happy with these

I'm a big fan of these. I replaced the stock tires that came on by bike that were more of a hybrid tire with a small knobby tread pattern for running on loose gravel and such. They were fine for pavement but not ideal.

The Proteks are pretty amazing on pavement and don't immediately loose grip if you get into the sandy grit on the side of the road. They have good low rolling resistance and are nice and quiet (after break in...more on that later) I probably wouldn't want to do a gravel trail for more than 10-15 miles in these, but that's not what they are made for. For street use and commuting with the occasional cut across a grass area or loose gravel in the street, these are perfect. So 100% street use I'd go with a more slick tread than these. These are great for knowing you'll do the occasional non pavement)

For an occasional rail trail or other compact stonedirt ride under 20 miles they are fine. There's just enough tread pattern to give you some bite. If you want to go soft dirt or loose gravel a lot these probably don't have the tread you'd need.

The reflective strip is nice. It's very visible in the dark when standing behind a bright light source (like a driver in a car).

The tread is fine on wet pavement. My first ride on these was in the rain and they held fine and cornered well even with the mold grease still on them.

They are a little on the heavy side, but I found that's offset by the slicker tread pattern. They are heavier because they are durable. The tread is thick and unlikely to puncture easily. And the sidewalls are thick too, making them less likely to cut or tear. The thick sidewall also reduces the shock absorption, so it's a slightly rougher ride on any kind of rough terrain. But if you're riding on pavement like these are meant for that's a non issue.

These do some with a coating on them from the factory that has to wear off before you really get a true feel for the tire. It's a grease that they coat the rubber mold with so the finished tire pops out easily. The grease layer on these is thicker than most other tires. I've heard that Michelin leaves a thicker grease coating on than other brands. So for the first few miles they might squeak a little, especially when turning, at least until that grease layer wears off. It's not gooey to the touch or anything. It's dry. It just has to wear off before you get a better feel for the tire. I found it was gone within about 10 miles.

Sizes 35mm and up run bigger than the size shown. I got the 35mm tires and they run about 37 mm wide when mounted and inflated. That's EXACTLY as stated on BireTiresDirect's listing. See the chart that shows sizes 32mm and smaller run true. Sizes 35mm and up add 2mm to the total width over the stated width

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Reviewed 6/23/2017
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Long Island,NY
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5 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Good everyday street tire.

Holds up to everyday use. 22miles per day

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Reviewed 3/30/2018
by bikesoverjumps
Cycling Enthusiast
Winchester, VA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Solid tire rolls very well, almost no sign of wear after 184 miles on the C&O tow path

This tire was mounted for a loaded bike tour of the C&O towpath, 184 miles in three days. From frozen snow covered and tree limb covered sections to mud and rocks. These tires show almost no sign of wear, amazing tire and a great value from BTD! The quality was great from the start, mounted with ease and had insignificant high and low spots when spun. Very happy with this tire.

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Reviewed 3/17/2017
by Mikeys Bykes
Cycling Enthusiast
Vancouver Wash.
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8 of 8 customers found this review helpful.
Great riding,smoothGrip on snow,wet,dry.Easy to mount w hands only.Very Exact fit.Great Night Visability!

These are smooth,Comfortable rolling tires that add a comfort level that will amaze your bike.Pretty fast Tires and Durable protection.Reflective sidewalls are Bright at night.Tire fits the size without a strain to mount.I sell a lot of used,nice hi-end HybridsCity bikes and are my go-to replacements.They do everything well.

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Reviewed 1/16/2017
by Fred Flintstone
Cycling Enthusiast
Orange, CA
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2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Love Michelin tires but

Love Michelin tires but the Protek didn't meet my expectations for this quality manufacturer. Bought a set of 700cX28mm for Winter road riding for the gravel bike. One is still going strong at 1800 miles, the other blew out the sidewall after about 1500 miles while on a local century ride. Had some difficulties getting the tires to mount and seat on tubeless rims using tubes as well.

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Reviewed 10/4/2016
by LPS
Daily Commuter
Spartanburg, S.C.
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6 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
Incredible Value

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?

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Reviewed 9/22/2016
by It''sDave92
Daily Commuter
Philadelphia
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Middle of the road tire, perhaps problems with stitching

I enjoyed these tires for about 1,000mi with no issues.

Afterwards, I started experiencing issues with gunshot flats, just a sudden loud pop. It happened no matter what kind of tubes I installed. While I never quite found the issue causing this, I noticed the stitching by the wire bead coming loose, and I saw my tube protruding from the tire. I had to get rid of the tires. There is a chance that the wire bead became exposed.

This may have been a fluke, otherwise I would be giving it much lower ratings. I still trust Michelin, so don't rule this tire out if you're on a budget. Otherwise, maybe go for the higher end models of this tire.

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Reviewed 8/18/2016
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Dallas, TX
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0 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Width when inflated to 70psi is 4.031cm

Measured with digital calipers. I have been using Michelin City Tires for a few years. Great tires.

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Reviewed 3/25/2016
by birdfish
Cycling Enthusiast
SF east bay
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Good basic tire for everyday use

I've been riding a pair of these for about 6 months 5 days a week and I have only good things to say. Good traction in wet or dry, with no flats so far, even with with post storm junk all over the road. I switched to Michelin after another brand gave me sidewall failures. I couldn't be happier.

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Reviewed 9/22/2017
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Salt lake city
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Nice riding tire, so far so good a couple hundred miles and no flats.

This is a wider tire than I had on my fairdale weekender and I notice a smoother ride and no more rolling resistence than the thinner tire. Happy with it so far.

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Reviewed 2/23/2016
by KenM
Cycling Enthusiast
Mechanicsburg, PA
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4 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
700 x 40 700 x 46

The 40 mm wide tire is actually 46 mm. I measured this several times with my calipers. My touring frame can handle up to 42 mm and the product description says that larger sizes are 2 mm wider, so I figured that I would be safe with the 40 mm. At 75 PSI the tire is just begins to rub on my frame. Once again, this is what I get for going cheap.

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