All right! Last weekend was the Eroica in Italy that they race partially on gravel roads. There's also a race like this in the UK on similar roads. Here's the Eroica and the pics show its road conditions -MichelinBikeTech said:Michelin's Pro 3 is performing great! The Krylion Carbon is making it's way back onto shelves. I would love to hear any feedback concerning our tires or just general tire questions you always wanted to ask.
It not Michelin it's the Pro3s. The Krylons are great. I had a few gripes with the Pro3's but will give them another chance. I just picked up four cheap. They are the best tires out there performance wise IMO...I just got a few flats along the way.bianchi bob said:I had a terrible experience with the Pro 3s. They were a magnet for road debris, nicks, chips and cuts in the tires that were too many to count. Debris became embedded in the tire, gradually worked it's way through and punctured the tube. I contacted Michelin to voice my opinion. They indicated that I would be called back by a Mich representative, it never happened. Over the same roads, I've had much better performance from other brands, no plans to ever go back to Michelin.
Gosh, I didn't realize this was a whine to the Michelin Man thread. :incazzato:bianchi bob said:I had a terrible experience with the Pro 3s. They were a magnet for road debris, nicks, chips and cuts in the tires that were too many to count. Debris became embedded in the tire, gradually worked it's way through and punctured the tube. I contacted Michelin to voice my opinion. They indicated that I would be called back by a Mich representative, it never happened. Over the same roads, I've had much better performance from other brands, no plans to ever go back to Michelin.
Those tires are not made by Michelin. I wouldn't think the 'Michelin' man would be the one best suited to answer questions about them.excellent to have you here: question about 4 Seasons vs GP4000
OK, looking for a 25 or even 28 mm training/racing tire -- want the best of durability, light weight, traction, low rolling resistance, excellent road feel -- I want it all Can you compare the two tires please?
Mapei, you must be riding our Michelin Pro 3 Race in the new Ivory color, I am glad that you like them. To explain the "wiggle" you see when looking down at your tire while rolling: You will notice the gray center of the Pro 3 is a different tread color than the black shoulders. The center tread rubber has low energy dissipation properties to reduce rolling resistance when rolling straight while the shoulder tread has high energy dissipation properties to increase grip while in a turn. This enables you to come into a turn with 27% more grip than the Pro 2 and not have to sacrifice the low rolling resistance. Because the center tread is a different color tread than the shoulder you will sometimes notice a slight "wiggle". It in no way effects the performance of the tire.Mapei said:I know it's the kiss of death, but I really like my Pro 3's. Only one flat in 600 miles so far, and that's because I decided to take a detour through some goat-head studded dirt. I've got a few cuts in the tread, but nothing I haven't lived through before. The ride is soft and controlled. To my legs, rolling resistance is about par with my previous Pro 2's. My only gripe is a slight visual wiggle as my front tire rotates. The thing I like about the Pro 3 the best, though, are my tires' groovy, white-walled, retro look.
Ditto. Can't find them anywhere. Tempted to try the Ivory. I've been riding Pro2's forever. I tried Krylions once and they felt hard/dead compared to the Pro2 ride. Will the Pro3 give the same ride feel as Pro2, and are they suitable for everyday training? I sure like the idea of improved grip, we ride some twisty canyon descents here in Colo. All the comments about excessive flats has me hesitating though.corky said:When will the Light Grey version of the Pro Race 3 be available?
I have seen them listed on a couple of sites but none in stock....