Michelin Pro2 Race Tires - Clincher

4.21/5 (14 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Michelin's benchmark Road racing tire
  • ESC: Extra Supple Casing 127 tpi cross-ply carcass
  • HDPP: High Density Puncture Protector under the center tread
  • HPRS: High Protect Rim System protects tire from rim bead friction
  • DC: Dual compound co-extrusion for low rolling resistance in the center and extra grip on the shoulders
  • SE: Silica Energy rubber compound for optimized grip vs. rolling speed


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    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Anita Miller a Triathlete

    Date Reviewed: April 19, 2013

    Strengths:    puncture resistance, wear, performance

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    These tires came stock on my 2007 Giant TCR-W -- a top-end tire on an aluminum 105-level bike! (Thank you Giant!) Six years and 4700K later: 0 punctures, very little tread wear, no cracking, no cuts ... no problems at all! The fact I'm under 100 lbs probably helps, but these have been the best tires I've ever had on any of my road or commuting bikes.


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by J.J. a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: June 2, 2012

    Strengths:    Low rolling resistance
    One of the fastest clincher tires ever made
    Grip in cornering
    Reasonably good durability


    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    The Michelin Pro2 Race are like a holy grail of road clincher tires. Discontinued product, and then the Pro3's that replaced them have quality and durability issues. I heard that the Pro3's were outsourced from France to Taiwan or something like that. Pro2's are hard-to-find and excellent tires. The bike feels like it wants to stay upright during aggro cornering. The grip or 'feel' of the tires is hard to describe in words but I would say it feels "velvety".
    There are lots of bike products which call themselves "Pro"-something, but not many that are actually used by pro-peloton racers. The Michelin Pro2's were one tire actually used by a substantial number of pros. If you can find them, they are worth the money.

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    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   eBay

    Similar Products Used:   Michelin Ironman, Michelin Krylion

    Bike Setup:   Cervelo


    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by jj a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: April 22, 2010

    Strengths:    grip

    Weaknesses:    price, bad buncture protection

    Bottom Line:   
    The worse tire ever. I run this tires for 3 weeks and everyday i went for a ride i've got a flat. Ride with a tube only would be more safe and enjoyble.

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    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   high on bikes (ebay)



    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Jerry Gladstone a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: September 15, 2009

    Strengths:    Fantastic grip and smooth ride. Absorbs road vibration.

    Weaknesses:    Cuts easily, sidewalls started to crack.

    Bottom Line:   
    An excellent tire for racing and even training rides. Great ride and grip. Cuts easily and picks up road debris. Sidewalls on rear tire started to crack under my 185 pound weight. Decent mileage expectations.

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    Favorite Ride:   Sonoma Wine Country

    Purchased At:   St. Helena Cyclery

    Similar Products Used:   Continental Grand Prix 4000S

    Bike Setup:   Orbea Orca Dura-Ace


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by BlackSteel a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: December 1, 2008

    Strengths:    Fast and comfortable. Very predictable when cornering.

    Weaknesses:    Maybe some premature wear in the back, but nothing worth crying about.

    Bottom Line:   
    Great tire with very few flats. Now that they are discontinued I am at a loss of what to replace them with. I don't anything else will combine the speed, ride feel, flat protection and longevity of this tire. I may go for the Pro Race 3's but it doesn't sound like the same quality and the price is higher.

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    Favorite Ride:   Reverse Hamilton Challenge

    Price Paid:    $45.00

    Purchased At:   Arts Cycler

    Similar Products Used:   I'm not sure there is similar product.

    Bike Setup:   3 Saso steel custom frames. Two with DT swiss RR1 wheels and one with Mavic Open Pro rimes.



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