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'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
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.
I purchased these for Fall and winter as they have a better puncture resistant makeup when compared to the Comp. So far they have great grip and very light weight with no punctures to date. The small amount of tread there is can be found on the sides of the tire and good for mixed road conditions. If you ride in the rain and snow I would look for their next model that has more tread and designed for these conditions.
very hard to mount,I also destroyed a tube mounting them .They are still holding air in my basement. I don't want to ride them , I am afraid of having a flat out on the road.
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
With 100 miles on these tires, there is no sign of wear. The downside is that I would not want to change a tube on the side of the road. Installing them at home, I pinched two tubes and resorted to using Schwalbe Easy Fit to get them on. Even then, I had to stretch the last part on with a tire lever. I lost the Schwalbe One's I replaced to a rock strike on the sidewall. These tires have a very similar road feel and, hopefully, better durability.
These tires are on my road bike. I like the durability of the tire. I ride on the shoulder of many county roads in my area. Most of them have quite a bit of gravels and debris. Plus, the tire hold air for longer periods much longer than other brands.
Fast yet resilient and they are easy for me to change - even with the 23 mm size. I love the blue color as it matches my Cervelo's color scheme perfectly!