I use these tires for my rollers during the winter time so I don't have to worry about ruining my expensive tires but if I need some traction on a dry winter day these tires were good and they felt okay for the road and winter time I'm doing less than 30 miles anyway these tires are perfect for what I need them for.
Tried to seat them on front and back wheels with no luck, unseats right at 80 psi. Tried new and old tubes with same result. Swapped to Vittoria Zaffiros and have not had a problem since.
The Michelin Dynamic Sport Tire goes on my bike throughout the winter months. Those are the months where there is more gravel, salt, and general debris on the road and I don't want to run the risk of ruining my more expensive tires. No, the MDS is not the lightest, nor the most subtle, nor the best cornering tire. But, they are good enough, especially for the training and winter months. And when you can get these on sale for under $12, then stock up and save your expensive tires for the summer months and for racing!!
We have the 25mm Michelin Dynamic whitewall tires on four bikes and they perform as well or better than any other tires we've used including some Aramid belted tires. The price makes them a veritable bargain. As with any tire, be sure to keep them properly inflated to avoid pinched tubes, a fairly common cause of flats.
With the nice print style and a proper whitewall width, these are some of the nicest looking tires that we've put on our bikes that have been mildly 'customized' with many aftermarket parts. These bikes look great and we put thousands of miles a year on them. So far we haven't found another tire that looks any better nor performs any better for we retired folks. They are highly recommended.
The only other thing that would be an added touch is for biketiresdirect.com to also sell the red wall version in 25mm, that would be the frosting on the cake.
Similar to BikeUtah, I run 28's in the winter for the same reasons. The 28's also give a more plush ride which is helpful as I swear the macadam is harder and the roads bumpier in the winter. The tire is tough...I only lost one due to the conditions. The others I simply wore out with the rear tire going around 2,000 miles. I'm 6'2 230lbs.
One thing I did notice was a reduced top speed once in the 35 range (maybe lose 2-5mph). Not a big issue. What did surprise me was that not much extra effort is needed to spin these things as I have completed two centuries on this tire and did not feel like the tire was a factor.
Well i just got the tires, but the experience with this company was excellent. i had a question regarding my tracking number and it not registering, and Dennis emailed me with a quick response letting me know the status. Thanks Dennis, and i look forward to ordering more stuff
I bought these about a year and have put almost 1,000 miles on them. No flats, no issues. They are great tires for the money. The smooth tread rolls like butter and has excellent grip on the pavement.
I use the product on my Giant road bike and it works great. I have the 28mm tire and it offers excellent traction, easy turning, and a comfortable ride. I put a slightly larger diameter hole in the wheel of my original OCR2 bike, and this allows me to use a Schrader (automotive style) valve, which I think is the best. I never enjoyed the extra time and hassle it took to inflate a Presta tube. This tire is more comfortable than my stock 25mm tire, and on my 1971 year old body, a bit more comfortable. -)
This tire has a smooth ride and is holding up really well. I am used to the Pro Race 3 and 4 but I needed a training tire and was short on cash. This was priced at a very affordable price. excellent value. Very happy as usual with the Micheline tires.