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Riding the roads and trails of Southern California is comfortable, safe and worry free on my Michelin Power Endurance Tires. I typically ride 30-40 miles twice a week, plus a couple centuries each year. Been riding Michelin road tires for 19 years and 42,000 miles. Just mounted my 4th set. They ride well, smooth, glide long, corner well even on wet pavement, long lasting and I had only two flats in past 2000 miles. Tried two name brand tires that lasted 2000 miles with multiple flats. Michelin has never disappointed me.
I love everything about these tires... Riding city streets, paved trails and off road in the woods.. Yes! I'm about to replace with another set. I weigh 110 lbs, have over 2200 miles on them and, best of all, have only had one flat!! Need I say more?
Bought these to replace 23mm Michelin Pro 4 tires. The 25mm tires give a little better ride, with 5-10 psi lower pressure. The tread compound obviously wears longer - it took a long time just to wear off the mold parting line on the front tire. I'd buy these again.
I've used 5 of these tires over the past couple years. My weight runs between 210-215 pounds, averaged 2,550 miles on two of them. Only 1,200 miles on one due to sidewall damage (rider error - hit a fist sized rock). Total miles for the last two is pending, the past 3-4 months I was getting flats on almost every ride, including multiple flats on a couple rides. Always found the cause, typically thorns or road debris. After flatting one mile from the finish of a recent big event ride, I'd reached the breaking point. I'm trying out a set of crocodilian-themed tires
Blows away the gator skin cement tires that are hard as rocks and made my back and neck ache. Michelins break in fast and out handle the competion especially on technical downhill joints. Awesome in heavy rain also.
Plus colors in 25mm that make both our carbon bikes stand out amongst the wankers in SoCal
Using the Michelin tires now for the last 5 years. Getting 4,000 miles in wear and the only flats were from metal shards. Stiff sidewalls protect from pinch flats. Better and cheaper than Continental Gatorskins. Biketiresdirect.com have the BEST prices and always in stock.
The 25m is absolutely perfect for a very real perception of confort and This tire really increases confidence with great tracking grip and fast rolling, Riding in them 2 months & about 500 Km, No flats & they look like new. two long rides with rain. Found 85 psi are ideal. like the better than Conti 4000 SII & Gator skins. I can really feel they are more compliant and comfortable
I have purchased at least 6 of these tires and they have always performed splendidly....until this one. Within a week after installation, the black coating on both sidewalls started coming off. After a month, the sidewalls are just sticky, red thread. It looks awful, but the tire hasn't failed. Several days ago, I looked on BTD for the same tire, but it didn't show up anywhere.
I have used Michelin's for decades, the Power series are a notch better the former Michelin's. I believe the tire composition allows for greater longevity. I use the Endurance models for training. Our terrain and road conditions are challenging. These tires hold up extremely well. They also roll up quickly when accelerating.
For the dollars they are extremely good value all purpose tire.
I was reluctant to change to different tire than the Pro4 when it was discontinued but I have found the Power Endurance to be a better tire. Specifically it seems to hold up as well to the sharp basalt chips we get where I ride, and the occasional short gravel segments to connect loops. The notable improvement is the sidewalls are far more supple than the old Pro4's which give these tires and even better ride quality and I suspect lower rolling resistance. Very happy with them. They also added a wear indicator in the form of a dimple molded slightly off centerline rolling surface which annoyed me at first but I have grown to appreciate it.
Ride approx 80miweek on mix of decent to not so nice country roads. Need tire that can hold up to my weight and not so good of riding conditions. Have used Gator Skins for past few changes with very good long lasting results. Time will tell how these will compare... first impressions seem not as hard as the Gator Skins, little smoother.
These really exceed when climbing hills. They grip wet and dry pavement very well. However, there is someone or multiple someone's breaking glass all over town in the bike lanes. One night I couldn't avoid it because one of those super wide suv's was passing, and a these were no match for glass. Also, during the winter they dump gravel all over the bike lanes, and I feel way more comfortable in my other bike with the protek cross tires on it going over all that gravel. These were super tight and hard to get in, and now that I need to get it off, I need to get new tire levers as the ones I had won't fit.
On smooth rides without problem roads I think I would like these. But I didn't even make it av week without a flat on problem roads.
Starting off with the good
Very supple and noticeably light! After 900 miles wear is fine (I commute with 15lb pannier & rack, and currently weigh 155lbs). These tires 'feel' fast perhaps due to the lightness.
Poor puncture resistance. I commute daily to downtown Seattle and 1 weekend adventure ride, apparently there is glass everywhere, which I never noticed with my previous tires. These tires averaged 3 flats per week. Later started spending 10 minutes before departing to pick off any particles (glass,thorns, etc) that may have attached to tire before leaving on next commute. This did not help, flats continued in different parts of tire (I was using patch kit, and no duplicates)
The tire did hold up well after glass cuts. The cut never spread widely, but remained just a bit small.
Perhaps the 'Endurance' is more for the tread life vs. ability to withstand punctures.
These are good fast tires, but too much time spent repairing flats to keep them on. Recommend if your commuteride is debris free, otherwise look elsewhere.
I really like these tires. I heard others say they had problems with mounting them but that was not the case with mine. From the very first ride i was sold. I wouldn't hesitate buying these. The roll and feel is outstanding.