I purchased a pair of these tires in 700 x 40 to replace a pair of Continentals in 700 x 42. The tires mount well and look confident on my wheels but they are enormous compared to the Contys. The "smaller" Michelin is actually 0.25" taller (measured from wheel to center height of the tread) and 0.2" wider than the slightly larger size Conty. I didn't expect that at all. I encountered significant interference with my fenders, so these have not even rolled one revolution on the ground. They had to come off immediately for a return, with which BikeTiresDirect has graciously agreed to assist. I plan to try the 700 x 32 size, which I hope will fit more like I expected. Kind of like the way I need different size shoes for a good fit depending on the manufacturer, be aware that these tires may be larger than the ones you are replacing, even if they are marked the same size or smaller.
So far, I am satisfied with these tires I am using for my hybrid.
As it is still early in the season here in New England, I haven't had a chance to yet use off road.
My bike mechanic installed the tires and of note, he mentioned they were difficult to seat on the rims so I don't expect to change a flat by myself. Hopefully, I won't need to!
I bought these for my Sirrus Elite. glad I did. The tires run smooth, have good grip and what's most important I have not had a flat on normal type paved surfaces. I did experience a drywall screw go right thru the tire and out the sidewall. The tire was toast. It was only my second ride on it. Unfortunately, even a car tire would not have stopped that screw. I ordered a new tire the same day and received the new tire 2 days later. Happy with the tire.
These are great tires, they give me much more confidence than my previous ones, that I'll make it the entire way through my ride without a flat. They are a great cross tire and I haven't had a flat in the last 500 miles.
I Always purchase tires in 3's since I go through 2 rears for every front. Moved out of SF bay area last year and found a need to buy a Merlin carbon cross bike to deal with the torturous country roads and miles of gravel in northern California. Beautiful, vehicle free rides all day but road conditions go from great to awe heck in a hurry. BIG difference from the 32's that came on the Merlin. Road comfort dramatically improved and now miles of gravel are always happily part of my rides.
Picked up 3 more for our Cannondale road tandem 1. Don't do gravel with the wife but these tires offer way more comfort for the me and my stoker. Stealth quiet, grippy and secure in the corners. 35's are the biggest to fit my bikes but I would have went bigger if I could. Big tires is where it's at anytime anywhere. No flat's yet.
These went on my FX-2, I went with the 35x700 size. Very impressed so far. They are QUIET, I was expecting some noise looking at the tread but have really enjoyed the lack of tread noise. I'm running 85 psi, the ride is nice, good roll. They are a bit heavy, but when riding this is unnoticeable. I was lucky and caught these on sale, but the regular price is still a great deal for what you are getting. The reflective stripe is a nice touch, overall I would buy another set without blinking.
Purchased these tires during a biketiresdirect daily sale. Price was right shipping was free a great combination. I installed these Michelins Protek Cross Max tires 700x32c on my 2020 Trek FX4 sport. Easy to install thread pattern seemed a little aggressive but that's what it takes to roll over glass and other objects that are found in the bike lanes. After installing these tires I set out on a 30 miles ride at first the tires felt a little difficult to gain traction while turning. I located a recently poured concrete driveway and used it to scuff up these tires using figure eights patterns. After about 20 mins of this I continued my ride the traction improved and the tires rolled
a lot smoother. Overall these Michelin Protek Cross Max tires are a little heavier then my Bontrager R2 tires but I felt move confident riding over objects (ie, gravel, broken glass, bike lane debris, etc). Great commuter and all around urban tire. One complaint the reflective strip is not centered on the side wall makes the tire look egg shaped while rolling.
Bicycle manufacturers almost always put JUNK tires on their bikes, with E-bikes being an exception. Whenever you get a new bike the first thing you should to is replace the crap OEM tires with something decent. Up until recently I have always replaced the original tires with Schwalbes but their prices have been getting a bit out of reach, so I searched for something high quality but less expensive. I found these and gave them a shot. So far, they're great! No flats, great ride. Recommended. Note: i also put in flat protectors. Flat tires are my #1 bike problem.
Ive put these on about 35 bikes.Repair business,no more Flats.Better tires than most bikes come new with.Fast rolling,cushy ride,Deep tread that rolls fast.85lbersjust right,75lbsstill hard,but rides improved.65 for off road.55lbs for mushy mud.Michelins run 1.5mm larger,Tall tread when aired up.Watch frame clearance.Ive found out the 35mm fits most 35mm applicationsreplacements in the frame wFenders.35mm is my Favorite.
I repair a lot of bikes. I always like these for the ride, protection and great hands-on only fit. Reflective stripe is bright 200ft or more. Rolls really well pumped up. Start at 65-70lbs.No squirm under hard braking.
The Michelin Proteck Cross tire is a very durable and comfort riding tire for my Colnago Impact flat bar gravel bike. For riding road and trail surfaces I find this tire a highly reliable. It is a very grippy tire in tight turns and offering a fast rolling performance. This is a winner tire IMHO.
I am making a used Surly disc long haul trucker my own. These tires are the right size for the road or if I want to go off the beaten path. I have only been on paved roads so far and they seem to role well. Mine are the 35's on a 700 wheel. They are directional and must be mounted correctly. They went on the wheel about like most other tires I have mounted on these wheels, I needed tire tools to get them on.
500 hundred miles into a tour from Portland to San Francisco the sidewall separated from
the bead. These were new tires when i started the tour with maybe 100 miles on them.
Lucky for me that I had brought a folding spare tire.
I was getting flats too often, now with Michelin Protek Cross no flats thus far, grippy, safe feeling and still low rolling resistance.
I ride mostly on side of paved roads and paved bike trails which have loose dirt and gravel at some areas.
Hybrids,comfortElectric assist bikes.I repair all kinds and have been putting these on 25-30 bikes.Everyones Happy,They ride great w 85lbs pressure or softer at 75lbs.Durabality,Ride,Debris just go away.Braking w disc or pads very good,no squirm,solid stops.35mm Fit most hybrid,Commuters,MTBs. Lots of room for fenders..Put on some fenders when wet outgo!.
This tire is perfect for the store and pecan hunting. I ride mostly on but occasionally off road and these tires just eat it up! I've got about 700 miles on them with little signs of wear, and only in the rear tire. At under $XXea. buy them by the 12 dozen. I'm riding the 40mm, I like a good thick tire, they roll good. I always try to inflate to the max. They are cushy and bouncy, they look great too. I haven't found anything yet not to like about these tires.
These handle great on problem roads. Gravel ridden winter bike lanes, glassy areas, no problem. One of my routes had a diversion that led me into thoseunincorporated non paved roads. I was glad I was in the bike with these tires. You do want to check your tire pressure. If they get a little soft you will kill yourself trying to get them to roll. They don't grip hills as well as my smooth road tires, I have to work alot harder to get up them, but hey, better workout, right? I got the 35's, which is what came on my bike, but these are bigger and I couldn't fit my fenders. You will not make any freinds with the amount of spray these give off on wet roads. I've been riding without fenders on these for a while, and I've had enough. I'm sizing down to get my fenders back on. Otherwise, given the mixed terrain and conditions I face in my declining city, I think these are the best trade off for security. I've been on them for 4 months now and not a single flat. Even though I've ridden over glass, gravel, branches, other things strewn in the bike lane. I always avoid the stuff when I can, but most often it's not possible.
Title says most. 35's too wide for front fork on Trek Domane SL6, 32's are fine. Great deal, fast delivery. Gives peace of mind for urban road debris while providing good off-road traction and confidence.