This is a great heavy-duty city bike tire. I put a pair of the 1.6 tires on a bike for my parents, and I liked them so much I bought another pair for my around town bike. I also took them on a 15 mile gravel ride and they performed well on dry fire roads. The tread rolls quietly on pavement. The only down side is that the tires are quite heavy and it gives the bike a slightly sluggish feel compared to a racing tire, but hopefully it will make up for that in puncture resistance.
I purchased these tires for my sons bike and his rides to school, the park, and the Dollar Store and taco Bell. All are about 1.5 miles away and mostly paved with some dirt and gravel. He could not be happier with them and they seem to be lasting extremely well.
I wanted a narrower tire for my pedal assist electric bike that would work well on both roads and rail trails. I had been using a 1.75 inch width mountain bike tire that was wearing out and I wanted something lighter but still substantial and a little wider than a 1.5 inch tire. This is it. The extra width and tread pattern have worked out great for my recreational rides each week. I can ride on the flat with the motor turned off and use less power for many of the hills in the area to enure I get good exercise. At the same time, I can always ride, even if I am a little tired or under the weather or face steeper hills since I can crank up the pedal assist whenever I want.
This tread design is very adaptable to road conditions. I am wary of any slick flat tread designs because of the frequent wet weather in my town, but these tires have adequate grip. Easy to install. I trust the Michelin brand.
Michelin Protek Cross 26 tire- is an excellent choice because it's durable, rides smoothly and attracts the eye which is good for safety. Its very good value for the money and a long lasting tire.
I was looking for tires to replace the tires i wore out on my Trek 4300, and these tires are fantastic. Extremely free rolling on pavement and amazing off road,where I ride this bike most. Couldn't be happier!
Replaced 2 inch wide tires rated for 60 with these tires. The new tires are rated for 87 p.s.i. I am currently running 80 p.s.i. in the tires. I have logged around 80 miles in the last week. The tires have great grip, but are also very smooth and quiet. I would highly recommend these tires. I do not ride at night, but the reflective sidewalls look great on a black bike.Jazz
I mostly used this tire for City riding and average 15 mile daily. I have only had these tires for a few months and always have had a smooth & fast ride. So far I have not found anything that I dislike about these tires!
I use these Michelins on a Fuji bike. I like everything about them. These Michelin bike tires are far superior to other brand tires just like Michelin & Nokian automotive tires are to other brand automotive tires. I ride primarily on resurrected rail trails and these are great.
Replace knobby tires on wife's Mtn Bike. These tires are pretty substantial but offer a really nice smooth ride. I got the 1.85 version so they almost look like Cruiser tires. The reflective sidewalls are a nice touch. Overall very happy with the purchase
Seems like a very good tire both for paved and unpaved surfaces, but be aware that 1.6 refers to the width of the tire. The tire is 2.1 high making for clearance problems on some bikes (including the one I intended to use it on.
A good looking, smooth rolling tire.
I mounted a pair on my Cruzbike T50 and withing the 1st block I had a flat.
A tiny glass shard had gotten through.
Since then I have put appx. 400 miles on them on not another puncture.
My bicycle is a few years old, so I was somewhat limited in my new tire choices, however, these tires are proving to be just right. They roll smoothly on the pavement and hold up really well on off-road terrain. I ride across rocky dirt paths as well as roads and sidewalks. I'm very happy with this set!
I repair a lot of Bikes run a small repair shop.Ive changed peoples views on these smooth rolling,nice riding,go anywhere tires w flat protection.The Very Visable reflective stripe lights up at night over 200ft away.Safety in rain,dry,snow traction.Best buy on Fast rolling replacement tires that may Surprise you.Mtbs will fly over off-road knobbies.Hybrid,comfort bikes will be in fact more Comfortable all around.Best tire Ive found here for Up-Grading most stock tires.
Use the tires on backroads that are very poorly maintained and also quite hilly. Relatively smooth ride in spite of the road conditions. The tires are on an older Trek 820.
Very smooth rolling. Bright Reflective sidewalls .Road Protection built. Lots of tread,go anywhere confidence. I repair lots of bikes and steer my customers towards these for lasting easy to mount replacements on their MTBs. Hybrids,commuters. Dont cost a lot Superior ride brand.
Puncture protection, smooth and pretty fast aired up.Reflective stripe is bright easy to see 200ft. Fit rims and hand/finger on quite well.These run larger w/calipers by 1.5 to 1.8 - watch your frame width. Ride is smooth and quite an Improvement without spending a lot more.