Michelin Speedium Tires - Clincher

2.6/5 (15 Reviews)

Product Description

The Speedium 2 makes Michelin technology more affordable. With excellent grip and maximum comfort, Speedium defines economical performance. Reinforced casing helps prevent punctures. Shoulder siping improves handling in wet weather. 33 tpi. Weight 288

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Tom a Commuter

Date Reviewed: November 25, 2012

Strengths:    Easy to get onto the rim, for a folding tyre.

Weaknesses:    Haven't found any yet

Bottom Line:   
These tyres have been on my rims for 18 months and have done around 3,500km. I've got the black/grey version. I ride a single speed bike to commute to work with a few hills. Have also entered a few chairty events with these tyres. I have not had a single puncture on my commutes. Grip seems fine and corners fine too. Ridden on glass, dirt roads & in the wet, jumped a few kerbs etc. Perhaps I was just lucky as most other reviews are negative. I'll keep using them till they die.

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Price Paid:    $11.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Bike Setup:   Single Speed 46/18

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Nick Harrison a Commuter

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2011

Strengths:    Cheap

Weaknesses:    Plain looks

Bottom Line:   
Bought these as a cheap, folding and durable tire - I have definitely had my money's worth! They held up well for over a year of commuting/training on some really harsh road surfaces and during some nasty weather. The only flats I got (4) were experienced during wet weather, bits of glass and 1 inch pieces of wire etc. I could not imagine any tire doing much better for the price but I had to hold my breath in the wet. Grip was OK but not remarkable, they got cut up pretty badly towards the end.

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Favorite Ride:   Western Mass

Price Paid:    $29.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Vittoria Rubino Slick
Schwalbe Blizzard
Vittoria Rubino Zaffiro
Bontrager Select
Maxxis Detonator

Bike Setup:   Cannondale CAAD 5
105/Ultegra, Easton Vista wheels

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Ben White a Commuter

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2011

Strengths:    Cheap as chips - £6 each!

Weaknesses:    Very weak tyre that is prone to punctures.

Bottom Line:   
5 punctures within 600 miles - says it all really. Terrible tyres. Cheap tyres are a false economy (you've got to make this mistake once to appreciate why good tyres cost a lot). The grip is lacking in anything but dry conditions and they don't inspire any confidence. Handling is 'wooley' at best.

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Favorite Ride:   60 - 70 miles training rides

Price Paid:    $6.00

Purchased At:   CRC

Similar Products Used:   Never used a tyre this cheap before.

Bike Setup:   Tricross Sport 2010

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

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2009

Strengths:    The price mostly. Cheap. A lot of value in this one. Very smooth rolling.

Weaknesses:    Not light enough to be a race day tire.

Bottom Line:   
I've ridden lots of different road bike tires over the past several decades and keep coming back to the Speedium. No, it not a race day tire. As far as bang for you buck goes it's realativly speedy, puncture resistant and durable. I just can't seem to beat it for recretional/trainging rides.

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Favorite Ride:   The Fireweed

Price Paid:    $17.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Vittoria, other Michelin's ad nauseaum.

Bike Setup:   I have a stable of bikes. From Giant, Surly to Seven. Mostly with Dura Ace components.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by dewdane13 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 30, 2009

Strengths:    Flat resistant, great wear

Weaknesses:    Not exciting in turns and slippery when wet

Bottom Line:   
Bought these to replace Hutchinson Fusion 2 tires, which wore out way too fast. The Speediums were great training tires.

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Favorite Ride:   Oak Glen

Price Paid:    $29.00

Purchased At:   Don's Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Just bought Michelin Pro Race 3 on friend's suggestion. Too soon to tell.

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