I have been using Vredestein clinchers and Continental tubulars exclusively for years. For the last 6-7 years, for clinchers, its been 700x25 Vredesteins! I loved them but they seem to have changed their rubber compound. I ordered these pro 4s in 700x25. They definitely are bigger than the Vredesteins so much so that the rear tire was rubbing on the break arch at the top of the stay. The tires are great though! Once I took time to position my wheel as far back as humanly possible in the dropout, I got it to fit. Thy wear well, grip great dry or wet and feel almost like a tubular! On rougher western New York roads, they do make a bit of noise. I have about 650 miles on them so far and they dont have a mark in them!
Love these tires. I have been riding Michelin Pro Comps for many years and they continiously perform exceptionally well. They provide a smooth ride, great control through the corners and thave the protection of kevlar to resist punctures.
Nice light tire with a grippie tread. However durability is an issue on rough roads with any gravel or rocks. The sidewalls just cant take it. The most I got out of two sets of these tires is 2250 KM.
I bought a pair of these for a recent foray back into road racing, and they're just as good as I remember from my collegiate days. Quick rolling, grippy (after a brief break-in period, maybe 50 miles or so), and nice and high volume. Would highly recommend for your racing needs!
I ran Michelin Pro 2 tires for years on both of my road bikes and loved them, but the Pro 3s were extra difficult to get on and off the rims and seemed to result in flats more often then I had with the Pro 2s, so I moved away from them for a few years. I went back to the Pro 4s as they were on sale and I decided to give them a go. I was pleasantly surprised, they grip as good as ever, are much easier to apply and remove from the rims and the 4s are very durable and I got a couple thousand miles, at the least from the tires. This is a significant improvement. I was so impressed with the Pro 4s that they are once again my go to tire and I run them exclusively on my road bikes. The tire is great value and well worth the price. I highly recommend it.
Quite a tight fit new out-of-the-box, had to use tire irons the fit onto the rims. 'Not really hard on my tires, but these seem to be wearing fairly well, with good traction and handling. Excellent value when on sale from Bike Tires Direct.
Very grippy and excellent road tires. They wear out pretty fast but that is the trade off for good road tires that are light and grippy.
I have a time trial bike with white accents, so I searched high and low for white-rimmed tires which were highly rated, light weight, and puncture resistant. I used to ride on Michelin Pro3 Race tires, and then switched to Continental Grand Prix Grand Prix 4000S. Now I'm back to Michelin Pro4 Service Course and I'm pleased with them so far.
great tires, great feel and handling. nice higher tpi feel for a clincher. i use these for road training as a bit of a luxury. there are other tires that give a good feel but last longer. i really like the feel for my longer rides.
I love Michelin Service Course Pro 4s! Great handing, supple ride, and great flat resistance. I've used this series in many of its earlier versions with good results and this one is even better (I don't like the Comp version-be careful when ordering as labeling diff is subtle). I like that these mount up a bit wider than their stated size 23mm is a tad under 25mm. Following the trend of using wider rubber, I just tried the 25mm and love them-they measure in at 27mm mounted on Dura Ace rims. What a cushy and surprisingly fast ride. My concerns about width and weight of the larger size were put to bed with several PRs on my last ride.
Very fast tires, only a few Victtoria tires are faster. These tires are somewhat fragile however, and their longevity is not great. One of the best racing tires, but inspect them before every race. I personally would not buy these tires unless they are on sale.