Good replacement for stock tires that usually come with the bike. Extra layer of protection that helps to avoid flats. Note - this tire is a bit wider that the usual expected tire size. Not a drawback, but an observation.
So far, so good. I got this for my steel commuter. I'm rocking 700x35 and I ride ~16 miles a day and got them about 4 months ago...no flats so far. I haven't ridden much in wet conditions yet. I'm curious about how they'll perform this Portland winter. We shall see.
Being I have used Michelin City tires on my Mountain Bike that I put some 700 plus miles to date with excellent results. That is no punctures. I decided to change my tires on my road bike to these tires going from 700x28 to 700x32, thus allowing me to enjoy more bike paths that often have gavel or dirt based roadways with the peace of mind. Only con I have is the overall diameter of these tires was much large than I accounted for, being I have rubbing my brake levers issues on my front wheel thus having to take care that I install it so to avoid the rubbing.
Purchased one of these to replace a front hybrid tire with severely cracked tread. The new tire seemed smooth and quick. However, on a few occasions I nearly wiped out on some small patches sand in the road at low speeds, when turn slightly. So I am moving this tire to the rear.
It was a struggle to get the tire on and had a very hard time getting the tire to seat correctly. I have not had this problem with other tires on the same rim.
Went with Protec 38 mm 700c but sidewall stated it was rated 40mm. Not sure why some manufacturers ocassionaly do this, but caused no clearance issues on my Sirrus Elite Carbon. This Protec 3840 tire is a replacement for the factory 30mm. A nice improvement on tar & chip, light graveldirt and rougher streets. They give up a little speed to the previous Specilized 30 Espoir but not a lot. I like this tire and the size is a good match for my fitness and city adventure riding style.
I've had these tires on my daily commuter for the last 5 weeks and I love them. They roads here in Nashville are garbage and these tires have held up to the daily punishment of them. They're solid in the wet and don't kick up too much of a rooster tail. I would definitely buy these again, and will when they wear out.
I wanted to make my mountain bike more road based for commuting and these tires did the trick. The original tires had 2.2-2.0 tires on them and the rims worked well with the 40mm I purchased.
Been running the 38mm tires for 19 months, it has made a world of difference compared to the OEM set! After about 800 miles of mostly pavement with some gravel, not even 1 puncture or even a flat! The tires have stayed on the rims since I first put them on. However, recently (800 miles) they have developed a bulge with torn threads on the sidewall which will surely blow out soon. Was hoping for a longer lifespan, but they were great while they lasted.