Endurance road rider 3-4 times a week for a total of 150 miles a week in fast paced group rides over differing terrains on farm to market asphaltconcrete and chip-seal roads
These are great tires, reasonably lightweight and will give you at least 2000 miles. After 2000 miles your risk of flats goes up, but I've gotten as many as 3000.
I have only ridden about 400 miles on these tires. I find that they give a nice ride with gear control. They smooth out the chip and seal roads that are so plentiful in northern Indiana and glide effortlessly over newer asphalt. Love the red stripes too . The look great on my bike. I can't speak to longevity as I have only put a few hundred miles on.
Sure, you'll sacrifice a little weight, but you'll gain added comfort and flat insurance. After too many flats running race tires for training, I made the switch permanently. Race tires are for racing. Michelin's Pro4 Endurance tires are for every day. In short order you'll hardly notice a difference!
First set of these have 3000 miles on them. The back tire had some small cuts from stones so I replaced it. Front tire is still going strong.
These tires strike a nice balance of everything you want in a general use training tire. They aren't race day tires, nor will they hold up to riding through a pit full of nails and broken glass, nor will they be an heirloom in your family for generations.
But they are cheap, comfortable, put up with the occasional road trash, and they won't wear out after 200 miles.
I like the tire and tubes. They ride well and appear to be a very good product. Just a few miles but so far doing well.
I ride 180 miles per week. The Pro4 Endurance tires have the lowest rolling resistance with high punture resistance. These tires typically last 3000 plus miles on reasonably paved roads. Best tires I have ever used.
I'm on my fourth set of these tires. They are extremely durable and resistant of almost everything on the roads. I've had less than five flats on all the sets I've riden, and I Out upwards of 10K miles a year. I'm getting about 3K on the front & 2K rear.
I've gone back and forth between these Michelins and Continental Grand Prix 4000s. I've been very pleased with both. Michelins seem to be just a tad thicker and more durable, but I would assume weigh a little more. For the price difference between Continental and Michelin, I'd say save your money and buy the Michelins unless you're a purist. Yes, the Continentals have become the gold standard, but these Michelins are damn fine tires for the money. Depending on the deals being offered, you could save $20 or more per set if you choose Michelins.