Protek Yourself From Flats
The Michelin Protek is one of the French tire giant's most longstanding urban/touring models, and it's lasted the test of time for a reason. Between the excellent puncture protection, low rolling resistance, and excellent siping for rainy days, the Protek is your perfect commuting partner.
With a tread that is optimized to roll smoothly, while still providing excellent grip on both pavement and dirt roads, the Protek shines above its competitors.
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.
- 1mm thick puncture barrier
- Reflective strip on the sidewall
- Remarkable grip on both pavement and dirt roads
- Excellent for commuting, bike paths, & other touring applications
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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: 700C/29" (ISO 622)
Tire Type: Clincher-WireBead
Threads Per Inch: 22
RimSize: 622 mm
Width: 28 mm
Width: 32 mm
Width: 35 mm
Width: 38 mm
Width: 40 mm
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
Made in: Thailand
Black/Reflective - 700c x 28mm
Weight: 575 grams
Mfg PartNum: 343676
Tire Width: 28mm (1.1in)
Black/Reflective - 700c x 32mm
Weight: 595 grams
Mfg PartNum: 96531
Tire Width: 35mm (1.4in)
Black/Reflective - 700c x 35mm
Weight: 730 grams
Mfg PartNum: 8761
Tire Width: 37mm (1.5in)
Black/Reflective - 700c x 38mm
Weight: 760 grams
Mfg PartNum: 99299
Tire Width: 40mm (1.6in)
Black/Reflective - 700c x 40mm
Weight: 800 grams
Mfg PartNum: 661814
Tire Width: 42mm (1.7in)
Black/Reflective - 700c x 47mm
Weight: 1014 grams
Tire Width: 47mm (1.9in)
Mfg PartNum: 99481
This is a low end touring tire from a major brand. It has a garden variety tread pattern. Michelin wants me to run higher pressures than the worn out Continentals I took off. I don't like high pressures. The Vees on my 700c wheeled Lombardo say 'inflate to 40 psi.' Those tires provide a soft ride, good traction, and have given me zero trouble in 9 years. These boring tires will convert a sporty hybrid into a dumpy commuter bike. The Michelin tires are not as symmetrical as I had hoped, and a drunk must have painted the reflective strips. Michelin is living off their name and the Chinese tire companies will bury them. I grudgingly allow 3 stars because of the excellent grippy rubber compound.
I have been running these tires (700-32) for years on my commuter bike and have had only 1 flat. I ride on gravel trails, asphalt and occasionally dirt.
They are extremely long lasting and I just bought this last one to complete a set of 2 for my bike, since I am ready to change both front and rear this time. They are both showing lots of little cuts and you never know when a sharp rock will get lucky and enter the tire through one of these cuts and cause a flat. I highly recommend these tires from Michelin.
This tire is on my winter bike that accommodates wider tires for additional stability while cornering and riding on paved roads that may be wet, have irregular surfaces or various types of impediments (leaves, twigs) strewn on the pavement.
I am completely satisfied with these tires. They roll well, the ride is comfortable and they fell stable while cornering.
No one will win the Tour de France with these tires, however, I doubt anyone riding in the Tour de France would use an urban tire. It is what it is, and it does what it is supposed to do.
I've used 700x28 and 700x32 sizes of the Michelin Protek. Both ride well. Certainly better traction with the 700x32, which one would expect.
My wife uses the 700x32 on her Trek FX 7.2.
They are heavy. However, I average 10 to 11 mph with either size on a Cannondale Quick 4, which maybe isn't bad for a 64 year old rider.
Contrary to others, they are easy to install. At least once, maybe twice, I installed one of these tires without levers.
I had trouble with one tire. After at least one season of use, every tube I put in one tire would incur a pin hole puncture. I wiped and re-wiped the inside of the tire before installing the new tube. Each time, after a few hours riding, puncture. I put the tire on the other wheel. After a few months riding, puncture.
It' a Michelin. Its a quality tire. It does what Mich and Michelle say it will do.
I was getting a lot of flats riding in town on 25cm slicks (Continentals) so I wanted a slightly larger tire with a beefier tread. I bought two 28cm Protek 700cc tires, but so far have only installed the back one. On my 2012 Cannondale CAAD12, a no-frills aluminum road bike, this larger tire BARELY fit in the rear chain stay. I had to trim the rubber whiskers off the tire because they made an audible "ting" striking the stay; I also had to limit pressure to 70psi, and center the tire and rim carefully. But it all worked! I've done a couple hundred miles with no flats. The tire is very straight and smooth, more than my previous tires, although it does weigh nearly twice as much. Totally worth it - feels secure and roadworthy. I'll switch the front next time I have a flat.
These tires, although a bit heavy, roll well and provide a comfortable and solid feel. The6 are very flat resistant and handle well. I ride with these on the road in So. Cal. and they handle glass, rock, and other debris with no flats, so far. I hate having to stop to fix a flat and would rather have the security these tires offer over a lighter more flat prone tire. I'm running 700x38's on my Trek FX 7.7, but will probably go down to 32 or 35 o the bone T set, but at RP the rate these wear, tht will be awhile. Overall these a smooth, reliable, and a great value, especially from BTD!
I've been using Michelin tires for years and have never had a tire failure (or even a flat tire) over the thousands of miles my wife and I have ridden. These tires are mounted on our converted Mountain/Touring bikes, hauling 35 to 50 extra pounds of gear with no problem. I also like the small reflective band that goes around each side of the tire. Very noticeable at night, which we do a lot of riding in the evenings/night. It's a good tire!
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.
The Michelin Protek tire is the best value for my hybrid bike. Each day after work, I ride twenty miles During the .winter months, half of my ride is in the dark and sometimes in wet conditions. I have peace of mind knowing that cars can see me because of the reflective sidewall; they have excellent channeling of rainwater and high puncture resistance. Not too difficult tire to mount, a durable tire at a great price. My go-to tire for my hybrid.
Installed a pair of these on a 21 year old Trek I picked up. Required a little bit of finessing to install (had a little trouble with getting the valve part of the tube inside the tire during mounting (the tire wouldn't completely seat until I removed and remounted the tire.
Once installed, I'm impressed with how smoothly these roll. Only have about 50 miles on them so far, but will probably buy more for other bikes in the family.
The reflective stripe is a plus.
Runs great and looks good too. Nice road feel and not blocky or rigid feeling. I run these on a 1100w Cannondale BadBoy at 60 psi front and 66 rear. Handles grass, sand, urban chunky streets, and WOT runs sustained at 35mph no problem. I also like that this tire doesn't sing and doesn't feel heavy even though it weighs a little more. I've never had a thorn in 1500 miles so ProTek works good on and off road. Can't say that about Kenda and Conti urban bike tires.
I just moved to a new location that has a bike trail close by. Inspecting my "old tires" I saw the evidence of "dry rot"..... That said, I decided that some new tires & tubes would be required for the newer, higher speed conditions. I like Michelin products and have them on all of my vehicles, so why not give them a try on my road bike? The tires were fairly easy to install and yielded a SMOOTHER RIDE! The "reflective band" on the side of the tires make them kind of cool looking as well. Peace of mind and money well spent!
I've run this tire (28mm) on the front wheel of an 80's Motobecane Grand Jubilee. Measuring 29 mm at 80 PSI, it is wider than any other "28mm" tire I've tried. I liked the extra width up front to traverse over road imperfections but it seemed a bit heavy. I've since switched it to the rear and put a lighter tire up front. I feel the Protek will perform well in the rear. In the few miles I rode it, I experienced no flats. If you don't care much about the weight, it's a good choice. I plan on using it on the newly finished Rock Island Trail east of Kansas City. I have high hopes for it there as well as elsewhere around the city.
I bought these Michelin Protek tires and Airstop A3 tubes to replace a set of Michelin Transworld City tires and tubes on my Trek 7300 bicycle. I was thoroughly satisfied with the performance and long service of the tires I am replacing, which is why I chose another set of Michelin tires and tubes.
This was my first experience with BikeTiresDirect, and I was impressed by the quality of service, the price of the products, and the speed of delivery.
The price was very good and it made a good replacement for my daughter's 25 year old bike that she still rides today. She loves the bike and I upgraded it with new tires and other parts but these Tires surpassed my expectations. The first set of tires I ordered were too big because the markings on the old tires called for 28" tire and that was what I ordered initially. I asked BikeTiresDirect support for recommendations. They educated me on the right size I needed (700C). I found these on sale and they fit perfectly. Like all tires, getting them on the rim to fit correctly took a few tries but that is expected with all tires. The bonus is the reflective stripe on the side wall. With the reflective strip on the side wall, I removed the reflectors in the spokes which made the bike look out of date. But with these tires it looks fresh. My daughter is loving it more than before. I would recommend these to anyone looking for a good quality tire at a great price.
The tire runs smooth and is very quiet on trails. Mounted easily and seems like a good tire. It also runs true, and I really like the reflective stripe. Nice tread pattern. I trust the Michelin brand name on my SUV too. I would have paid extra for the Max with more anti flat protection if buying another but, for this sale price it was hard to pass up.
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