Michelin Axial Pro Light Tires - Clincher

4/5 (17 Reviews)
MSRP : $50.00

Product Description

Pro Light is ideal for time trials and "race only" wheels because of its excellent rolling-resistance. Features the same proven slick dual compound Silicium tread as Axial Pro. Unidirectional armored 127 tpi casing and folding bead. Offers 20% better rolling-resistance than Axial Pro in tests--not intended for everyday riding as its longevity is 30% less than the Axial Pro.

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by acyclist a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: November 15, 2003

Strengths:    Supple, handles well.

Weaknesses:    It is a race level tire, so it of course cuts and is susceptible to effects of road debris. If ya can't accept this, ride a Rec tire instead.

Bottom Line:   
Went through 2 sets of these tires. They are low milage tires, and do cut fairly easily, but they are race level tires and are very supple. Road them to the casing and while I had a couple flats, they were no worse than other tires and had no catastrophic failures. I even had a screw go through the sidewall on one pair, booted it, and rode it as a R. Tire another 800 flawless miles until the cord hinted it was going to show.

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Favorite Ride:   Look 381i

Price Paid:    $31.00

Purchased At:   Different Locations

Similar Products Used:   Michelin Pro Race under evaluation now.

Bike Setup:   Look 381i, Record components, Campy Eurus Wheels, Terry Zero Seat, Easton Bar

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:5
Submitted by howster a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 15, 2003

Strengths:    Very light, and I love the ride. Fast and have been through rain, dirt and gravel.

Weaknesses:    Have had over 10 flats alone just on the 3 sets I have had. I have to keep changing them because they just don't last. I built this bike from scratch and have had the pro lites on exclusively and I am tired of the hassles. They are also a pain in the butt to mount.

Bottom Line:   
The last 3 set of tires have been the axial pro lites, but mostly because I got a pretty good deal on them. After this last flat, I won't buy Michelin for a while. Less than 200 miles on these and a rock made the rear tire look like it had been through the war. I'm sending them back tomorrow.

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Favorite Ride:   where the roads don't stop

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Specialized
Axial Pro

Bike Setup:   1999 Lemond Maillot Juane
Shimano D/A 7701 wheels
D/A brakes,
D/A Sti
D/A crank and b/b
Easton ec-90 bars
Selle Italia Flite saddle
D/A seatpost
D/A headset
Salsa stem
Look 396 pedals

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by whiskycobra a Road Racer from Boston, MA, USA

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2003

Strengths:    Light
Great Acceleration

Weaknesses:    They flat ALL the time!

Bottom Line:   
These tires were great at first. They are super light and you really do notice the difference when you try to accelerate. However they flat way to easily and are easily punctured. One day I hit a small rock on the road and that led to a "snake bite" and another day what looked like a small thorn went right though the tires like nothing. While they are marketed as race day tires, I would be wary to use them, for the flat rather easily.

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Favorite Ride:   any place with clean roads (no glass) and few cars

Price Paid:    $27.00

Purchased At:   performance bike.com

Similar Products Used:   Michelin Pro Race. Continential GP 3000

Bike Setup:   Cannondale CAD 4
Rolf Vector Pro's
Selle Italia trans am saddle
Bontrager race stem
Deda 315 handle bars (soon to be Ritchey WCS)
Cannondale expert Cranks
105 rd
tiagra fd
ultegra cassette
105 botton bracket
105 shifters
Supergo Carbon seat post
look pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by bzadler a Recreational Rider from Denver

Date Reviewed: February 19, 2003

Strengths:    smooth ride, great grip

Weaknesses:    too expensive at full price

Bottom Line:   
Super tire. replace the 700x25c dura-skin and Vittoria Courier TT with the world championship color 23c's. They ride superb, handle great in the corners, and after running over glass 4 times today, still perfect.
I should have bought another set.

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Favorite Ride:   Lookout Mountain to Buffalo Bill's Grave

Price Paid:    $21.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Conti GP 3000, Dura-skins;Vittoria open corsa, Courier TT

Bike Setup:   Cyfac Airplane with dura-ace, deep-V rims, flight ti saddle, look pp396 pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by fab4 a Recreational Rider from san diego,ca

Date Reviewed: January 7, 2003

Strengths:    Light, durable, fast rolling resistance, good price.

Weaknesses:    Limited colors.

Bottom Line:   
Excellent racing and climbing tyres. Wears a lot better than Continental. No problems after 1000 miles.

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Favorite Ride:   honey springs

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   performance

Similar Products Used:   Continental, Kenda, Hutchison, Forte, Ritchey tyres.

Bike Setup:   Litespeed Ultimate

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