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!
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.
Great tires, not really high mileage but great handling and fairly flat resistant if properly inflated. I am 250 pounds and inflate to 109 psi. They run a little wide, my 25s were actually 27s. Great product overall.
I use these tires on my training wheels. They are my second set after wearing out the first with mileage. The tires are a great value, hold up well, and ride nicely, too. My only complaint would be that it seems that I have gotten more flats than with the previous tires I had (Schwalbe), but that might also just be coincidence.
I am on my third set of these tires love them they are a good deal for the price usually get around five to six thousand miles out of them. I have only ever had one puncture in it was because the tire was bad in the first place.
I've used Michelin Pro tires almost exclusively since I got a new bike in 2000 (almost 18 years!). I've watched the tire progress from the original Pro iteration, which was very good, to the Pro2, Pro3, and Pro4. Each generation has gotten a little better. I find the Pro4's to be a great all around tire for cornering, handling, traction, and long-distance rides. They are supple and comfortable to ride on for hours on end (6-8 hours is not unusual for me). Competing tires may get higher mileage, but I've been very happy with 2500-3000 miles on these tires (I rotate my tires - when the back wears out, I move the front tire to the rear and install a new one on the front wheel). I never pay full price for these tires. Typical sale prices run from $35tire to as low as about $25tire. When I find a good price I just stock up on a set or two. Overall, that makes these tires a great value.
I've been using Pro3 then Pro4 Service Course tires exclusively, on my primary road bike for about 5 years now. I weigh about 180 lbs and ride approx. 500-600 miles per month. I like them because they wear well, about 2000 miles rear and 4000 miles front and seem to be very puncture resistant. Also they go on the wheels easily and seem to have good traction on corners or in the rain.
I always get Michelin Pro and find Bike Tires Direct prices to be cost competitive, even with our local bicycle store where I get a 15% discount as a member of our neighborhood cycling club, the CycleMasters of SaddleBrooke.
Great tire, but they wear rather fast. I weigh 250 and run them at 109 psi. I got about 1700 miles on my back tire, bit more on the front. Still I love these tires, just got my second set. Very few flats over all. My rides are usually 35 - 55 miles occasionally further, fairly comfortable ride
Been buying Michelins for a long time. I was very disappointed in the Power model - really hard to install (tight) and got flats right off the bat. So -- back to Pro 4 for now. Thanks to BTD the price is reasonable.