My previous tires were a set of Vittorio Robios (sp??) These michelins have a suprising noticible less rolling resistance. Both were 700 x 28s.
I'm 63 and like the less rolling resistance.
ordered one tire because I wanted to see if this size could fit the bike. The space between the rim and the frame is pretty tight. It worked and. I too a couple of weeks commuting (21 miles round trip) and decided to get one of the same tire on the front wheel. The ride is so much smoother than the tires I had before (25mm) but they are not as quiet. The little noise is not bothering me - I rather want to enjoy the smooth ride. I also measured the ride is a little faster. I am excited to see how many miles I get out of these tires.
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!!
Tires perform well. I have ridden a few hundred miles without flats. Pick some up when on sale. The logo wears off as ink seems cheap, otherwise a good deal for the level of performance of the tire. Im not a pro but enjoy riding fast. These tires hold up well a fast speeds and handle up to 115 psi. I have purchased a few extra and Im set for the next year or 2.
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.
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.
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. -)