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First off, purchased these on sale at BTD for a very good price. I'm running Conti "road" tubes in both sets. Tires are 700c 25. One set on my Six13, the other on my CAAD5. They mounted with no more than the usual struggle on Mavic rims, tire lever only for the last little bit. I'm enjoying a blizzard at the moment...I'm old, so more of a recreational rider than a racer. Had a couple of rides before winter set in on my "in town route" which includes some short gravel (mostly road crossings where I usually walk the bike across), asphalt, concrete, and a little bit of chip seal. No flats, and good ride quality. One longer ride on the Six13, about two hours (I don't keep track of miles, time, watts, etc.) at about 70 to 75 psi and the ride was pretty good over tar snakes, stretches of broken pavement, highway shoulders and asphalt bike trail. I cross RR tracks on nearly every ride, no drama. It's MTB and my "city" bike season now, if I get some clear roads I'll get out with them for some cold weather. I will put more miles on when spring gets here, if there's something dramatic to report I will update.
Riding these for years on 2 bikes. Get well over 2k miles per tire. Easy on and off. Seldom flat unless I run them thru sharp debris. Good traction in corners. Using 25mm on carbon race bike and feel the ride is smooth enough.
Rolling resistance seems to be acceptable. They aren't the most comfortable tires I have ridden but I guess that's the trade off for the "Endurance". I haven't put on enough miles to determine life span. So far no flats.
Value is difficult to determine. Price increases of most tires have exceeded the value. Remember 2 years ago?
I have used Michelin Pro4 for some years. A great all around tire. I recently sized up from 700x23 to 700x25 and found a number of clearance issues. The 25 width profile is closer to 28mm than 25mm which created clearance problems on my Cervelo bikes. Also the vertical profile is higher that another brand and found a frame rubbing conflict. May bikes are older, so maybe new Cervelo's have larger clearances. Anyway a check when mounting is a good thing.
I bought a pair of these from Bike Tires Direct based on the reviews I read.
Excellent tire, I highly recommend giving them a try, especially for the price.
One review piqued my interest from an older cyclist, 70 I think, who said over the years he noticed his average speed seemed to be slowing somewhat, until he used these tires.
Thinking it was probably just psychological on his part, I decided to get them to replace some Giant PSLR1tires, one of which was deteriorating badly and delaminating.
I was wrong, what an incredible difference in performance, much lower rolling resistance in a straight line (at 85 psi) and inspired grip when cornering. Would buy them again.
I have put about 1100 miles without a flat!!! I also have a friend (man of integrity) that works at Michelin...he said that a cyclist team tested the Pro series tires and found them to use 20% less wattage than the nearest competitor....I can testify that the tires (Pro 4 Endurance Tires) are incomparable in every area...and no need to remove for a race....
Started off as a really good tire with a smooth ride and plenty of dry condition grip. But I've been very frustrated with it as of late - having gotten 6 flats in the last 8 rides (all in different tire location both front and back). With endurance in the name I thought it would also have good flat protection. I regret this purchase and would not recommend these tires.
Michelin pro4 endurance tires are excellant !! I bought a pair of these and started to ride on them the beginining of October 2021. They are still on my wheels and have put 3000 miles on these tires, on rough rural roads in Texas, USA. They are just great tires. I was using the Conti Gator tires which are very good. I switch to the Michelin to check them out. These are my new go to tires. The Gators are good but seem to be heavier. I get better response from the Endurance tires and like their grippy feeling. I like them so much I have purchsed another pair of them. I will come back and update this as I feel they will last for quite some time. They are a good buy, I am pleased to say Michelin has come through again!
I have been using GatorSkins for years but have watched my speed go down as I have gotten older. I switched to Michelin Pro 4 ties after reading reviews on Amazon and other websites. I ordered a pair from BikeTiresDirect.com and they came pretty fast. The tires are a tight fit, but I have been happy so far. I have had two flats, however, one was a pinch flat and the other was from a thorn hight up on the sidewall. I don't fault the tires for those. The best part is I have picked up speed. The tires are slick and ride well, allowing me to ride a bit faster. I'll bu these again.
I switched from Continental 500 tires to the Michelin Pro4 Endurance this season. They have great road feel in all conditions. I was a bit nervous on their grip in wet conditions but they proved themselves in a downpour with no slipping. With about 3000 miles and no flats Iï¿½m happy.
I have been riding Michelin tires for over 25 years, When Michelin came out with the Endurance tire I tried them and really like them I very seldom have a flat and I get about 2,500 miles of wear. Last year I rode about 7,200 miles and had two flats.When the rear is worn out, i put the front tire on the back and a new tire on the front. They aren't as sticky as a pure race tire, but they last a lot longer and are much more resistant to road debris.
After over 500 miles in 2 months, I'm happy to recommend the Michelin Pro4 Endurance Tires. They ride securely, including descending somewhat steep paved trails in Summit County, CO. On short sections of Rails2Trails, despite their smooth surfaces, they handled the gravel very well. Wear so far is minimal; I'm glad these were my choice