These have been my goto road tire since the Krylion Carbon vanished - good profile & great value... enough rubber that by the time it's gone the side walls are starting to go. When I get the alert that they are on discount I always buy two for backup.
Nothing I don't like. Absorbs bumps well, smooth, fast, have only ridden in dry conditions, but seem to have good traction. The 700x25c measures 700x27c on Bontrager SSR rims, but enough clearance on the frame's brake arch that it is OK. Like that they are a little wider, running lower pressure than the old 25's I had on there (weren't Michelin). Very pleased with them. Haven't found any drawbacks.
Have always liked these tires for the type of tires they are. Low resistance and light. They are just a bit more susceptible to flats. Contiï¿½s get less flats but are a stiffer ride.
I have been riding the Michelin Pro 4's for years. In my mind they are the best value for the dollar out there. They hold up well and handle great. I have another set of wheels with the Pro 4 Endurance I use on longer rides. Rode across the country on a set several years ago and they did not let me down.
Rode these tires on asphalt road with less than 600 miles and both have 0.25-0.5 inch splits. Outer rubber coating is falling apart. They are comfortable with good rolling properties but will not last long.
Have been running Pro Michelins for years, including both the 3 & 4.
My go to tires.
I like 23's, and am not a small fellow (6'1", 190lbs so tend to pump them to 115-120.
Most reliable tire I've ever owned.
Loved the colored version (esp. dark blue,) which now seems unavailable?
Is the tire still available, or has it been replaced - feel like I'm buying up the last tires on BTD?
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!
Rear tire lasted 2600 miles and through the winter & spring grit season. I never got a flat, I just noticed a spot where the rubber was gone and the thread was showing. It could have been from a skid but I don't remember ever locking up the wheel I've really never been able to notice any difference on grip or ride quality of any of the tires I've used over the last 30 years of 5,000 miles of riding I do a year. Can't even say I noticed anything when I went to 25mm from 22mm. Miles per tire are about the only way I can judge really a tire. I've used them all Armadillo, Gaterback, hard shell, just about all of them. These tires lasted as long as any tire I've ever used. This is my second pair, I'm very pleased with them.
I tried this tire after using Continental's tires. I saw two nicks in the tread very quickly and it does not inspire any confidence in a tire that has any longevity. It was worth a try, but for the price, I am not impressed. BikeTiresDirect has a whole host of tires, so I will stick with ones I like and trust. I know people use these and love them, but I am not a fan.
I have been temped by other tires in the past including the tubeless ones, only to be extremely disappointed. I love my Michelin Pro tires -- I started with these at the recommendation of a friend for durable tires that were easy to change a flat with. They are long lasting and 15 years later I am still using them.
I lnstalled the new pro4 Service course tires on my bike and took a few laps around the Kissina velodrome in Queens N.Y , I found them to be a solid and sturdy ride also smooth very good
I installed the new pro4 Service tires purchased from B.T.D and took a few laps on Kissina velodrome in Queens N.Y , I found pro4 tires to be a solid and sturdy ride also smooth very good