Michelin Pro Race Tires - Clincher

3.87/5 (107 Reviews)
MSRP : $71.00

Product Description

Michelin Pro Race 3 Road Tire 700x23 Dark Grey/Blk

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by keyzerjf a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: October 14, 2009

Strengths:    Durable, well-made, good looking, consistent handling, low rolling resistance, lightweight

Weaknesses:    a little bit expensive

Bottom Line:   
Been training on these tires for the last 2000 miles with no flats at all. Road feel is nice and supple, acceleration is quick, and corners well.

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Favorite Ride:   anything in Chico, CA

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Performance bike

Similar Products Used:   vredestein fortezza, vittoria corsa evo cx

Bike Setup:   scattante 660, reynolds mv32t, ritchey wcs cockpit, ultegra

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by pinarello001 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: May 8, 2009

Strengths:    Smooth, comfortable. Nearly like a tub - but then nothing compares to a tub.

Weaknesses:    Slightly soft tyre walls. A bit susceptible to punctures at proper riding pressure. Bit stiff to put on the rim at first.

Bottom Line:   
Bit tight on the rim, but once you have removed it a few times it gets a lot easier.
I used to ride Michelin High Lite Road which I never really found a replacement but they were soft and with high mileage did'nt last.
I ride the Michelin Race tyres around some very bad roads in this area. they are 23mm profile but i do not ride them with high pressure as they would be very susceptible to punctures (2 punctures in one year is not bad considering the roads and cattle grids around here). I only ride them at 75-85psi. My next tyre will be 25mm for the rear, 23mm at the front. Then I can ride them at full pressure and still get the comfort. A lot of my friends have gone down the 23F 25Rear set up.

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Favorite Ride:   Barrhill to Ballantrae

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Wiggle UK

Similar Products Used:   Campag throughout and forever. ShimaNO. If you know what you are buying, Campagnolo for the long run. I had a headset for 19 years (record) and sold it on!! Still good. Ksyriums.

Bike Setup:   Compact for hilly randonees 34/48. Else 39/52 and 13-25 cassette.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by habh14 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2009

Strengths:    Weight, looks, ride quality.

Weaknesses:    Cuts very easily. Mounting is almost impossible w/o help. Broken tire levers. Cost.

Bottom Line:   
I love the ride of these tires, however, they cut very easily. I have to be very tenacious about cleaning the tires everytime I run over anything that I might fear to be a flat "causer". So, rather like riding on eggshells.

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Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   Gatorskins, Continental 4000, hutchinsons

Bike Setup:   Spec S-works w campy 10-spd, Euros wheetset.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by EDUC8-or a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: January 25, 2009

Strengths:    Soft Ride

Weaknesses:    VERY easy to cut and puncture

Bottom Line:   
I put these on my lightweight wheel set about 2 months ago and have only used them on clean and smooth roads. I got such a great deal at my LBS, I thought I couldn't go wrong. Since the racing season is slow in the winter I have less than 100 miles on the tires and yesterday I picked up a piece of gravel that completely cut through the tire, and it's ruined. That was the second flat I'd had in less than 100 miles. I love the Vredesteins on my training wheelset, I'm going back to them. I know I got a deal on the Michelins at 35 bucks a pop, but there goes 70 bucks down the drain.

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Favorite Ride:   Anything With a Tailwind

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Vredestein Fortezza Tricomp

Bike Setup:   Fondriest Top Lite

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by tdiddy a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 13, 2008

Strengths:    don't know

Weaknesses:    wall blew out after 6 miles at 120psi.

Bottom Line:   
6 miles after purchase. Wall blew out. Sure it was a manu defect, but come ON!

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Favorite Ride:   anything w/out lights and traffic

Price Paid:    $50.00

Similar Products Used:   many

Bike Setup:   Orbea Opal

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