Michelin Pro4 Service Course Tires - Clincher

2.6/5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $80.00

Product Description

This is a tire for the cyclist who needs the most speed at any cost. The Michelin Pro4 Comp Limited Service Course delivers on this as Michelin?s fastest tire, allowing the cyclist to cover four additional meters per minute for the same input compa

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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by John A. Coleman

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2015

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    The tire sidewalls are the WORTHLESS.

Bottom Line:   
I purchased a set of Michelin Pro 4 Service Course tires for my Cannondale Evo road bike. I mounted the tires on my lighter road wheels I use strictly for events and not for training. After approximately 750 - 1000 road miles I began to notice severe cracking in the sidewall material. I was somewhat upset about the cracking issue and took my wheels into my local dealer. They said the tires looked terrible. They contacted Michelin for me and Michelin agreed to warranty the tires. I thought cool, a company that stands behind their products.

The celebration was short lived, I received the warranty replacement tires and mounted them. In approximately 500 miles I began having flat after flat on my rear Michelin Pro 4 tire I inspected the exterior tread surface and the interior tire casing for thorns or defects. No noticeable road debris or defects were found. Finally after going through half a dozen inner tubes I discovered the cause for the tubes failing. The ply in the sidewall fabric mesh had separated and was allowing the inner tube to protrude outside the tire (similar to a hernia). I took the Michelin junk off my bike and through them in the trash. DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY BUYING THESE TIRES. Buy Continental GP 4000s and be confident in your tires.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by fast ferd a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: December 15, 2014

Strengths:    Excellent handling and road feel. Solid durability at about 3,000 miles. No cuts or cracks on either tire, and I ran over a number of potholes, rocks, and glass. Good adhesion on wet roads. Superior rolling resistance.

Weaknesses:    None I could detect

Bottom Line:   
Wonderful tire that always mounts and rolls straight and true. Thin sidewalls render a nice ride. Easily found online for less than $40ea. Understand that the trade-off for low-ish mileage is superb handling and cornering in dry or wet.

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Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Probikekit

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Z Syed

Date Reviewed: August 10, 2014

Strengths:    Yes, they are light and if hold onto for 2000 miles, probably a great product

Weaknesses:    The tire cracked and pop open both front and back tubes at two rides. Both happened after climbing a hill and its on the side of tire so forsure not a puncture and also it has a slit rupture as if someone used a surgical knife to put a cut. Close look shows that its parallel with thread design. I inflate to 100psi (well below max) and my combine weight of bike and me is less than 200lb, so at this point I am strongly protesting with both bikeshop that sold it and Michelin. Will update as I hear more.

Bottom Line:   
Its insane, spent twice as much as my old Vittorio pro slick and last less than 200 miles. Absolutly no faith in these tires. Look fwd to what Michelin and bikestore seller offer as explanation for this.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Turbokirbo

Date Reviewed: September 23, 2013

Strengths:    Corner well and hang tight to the road in all conditions. Roll very well and fairly light.

Weaknesses:    I have flated 5 times this season! Way too much for a high dollar race tire. I can't count on them any more.

Bottom Line:   
Actual rolling performance is very satisfying but the poor quality to hold up to any road debris is not worth the risk of shelling out the cash for them. They have let me down too many times.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Frank a Commuter

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2013

Strengths:    Smooth rides and looks good.

Weaknesses:    Cracks between tread and sidewall.

Bottom Line:   
Just put the tires on my newly built bike and had 20 miles on normal road ride over the weekend. The tires start to crack between tread and side wall. Gosh! Just only 20 miles on it.

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Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Chainreaction

Bike Setup:   Ridley Noah RS Frame with Ultegra 6800 11speeds components and William system 58 carbon clincher wheels.

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