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Michelin Pro4 Service Course Tire - Clincher

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    • Black, 700c x 23mm
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    4.5 5 37

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    Race day, every day.

    The Michelin Pro3 was a pretty popular tire, but it seemed most only ran them on race day. They gripped like you wouldn’t believe, but they were a bit prone to flats under normal use. Well, we’re happy to report that Michelin fixed the bad, and improved the already good in the Pro4 Service Course. They’ve altered the rubber compound a bit and added a full-tread nylon breaker to help resist against road debris, sharp rocks, and anything else you might encounter on a normal training ride.

    In addition to the different rubber and anti-flat reinforcement, the Pro4 has a new shape designed to offer even more traction when the bike’s leaned over in a turn. This shape, combined with the new rubber compound, adds up to a 16% increase in turning traction over the Pro3 Race —the grippiest of the Michelin tires.

    • Full-tread nylon breaker
    • 23 and 25mm widths
    • Improved traction and durability over all Pro3 versions
    • Item #MIC0054

    Tech Specs

    Size
    700 c x 23 mm, 700 c x 25 mm
    Type
    clincher
    Bead
    folding
    Actual Weight
    Black, 700c x 23mm: 206g; Black, 700c x 25mm: 206g
    Recommended Use
    road cycling

    Tech Specs

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    Too Tight!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I put these on my HED Jet 6 wheels and I was literally TIRED after doing do. I usually manage to get tires in the rim without levers, but this time I had to use the lever and even then it was a pain in the ass! Since these are my race tires and I haven't been able to race them yet, I cannot comment on their performance, but as far as putting them on the wheel goes, they are extremely tight! (And you can read in other reviews it's not just me or my wheelset).

    Good tires, bead too tight on Reynolds

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Tires seem to perform fine. They actually ride much better and seem to roll faster at below 100psi. Noticed the sidewall recomendation is 90psi, so if you normally go 100>psi, try it a bit lower with these.
    The reason I won't buy again is they are a bear to put on my Reynolds wheels. I never need a tire lever, but these tires I NEED a lever and even two! And my fingers are raw afterwards... unfortunate. I think it's just a bad combination and I can't fault the tires.

    Love these tires

      I've been riding these tires for the last couple seasons now and i have no intention of changing any time soon. I have two extra sets sitting in the basement just in case. I like that they come in a couple different colors as well.
      The grip is good but still lets you ride nice and quick.

      Nice tires

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I ride over 10K miles a year and the added comfort of the 25c tire is a welcome addition to the experience. These tires are a nice balance of light weight, puncture resistance, durability, ride quality and cost. You can find tires that do any of these better.. but these are a nice balance.

      Nice and comfy, but tight fit on my bike

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I have been using the 23C version for many years, and decided recently to try the 25c version. I like it very much. No discernible difference from the 23c in terms of loss of speed. But over the bumps, the 25C is more comfortable, probably due in part to the lower pressure. Something to be aware of is that it barely fits on the front of the BMC bike with Campy brake. No such issue in the back. Could be my unique case. But I am sticking with the 25C from now on.

      Fast and tough

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I won't say that they are puncture resistance, but I've been riding these after switching from Bontrager and Continental. These tires have less rolling resistance and I rolled over stuff that I thought for sure I was going to pop. If you take care of these tire by regularly inflating them each ride and periodically deflating the tire and doing a full pump up it could last you all season long. I use baby powder to coat the inner tube.

      sweet

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I have put on over 500 miles on these tires. they are super nice tires i have had one flat so far due to riding over an old wooden bridge. other then that i have loved these tires they grip well and have been very impressed with them. i would defiantly buy these tires again.

      Pro 4 Service Course and Conti 4000SII

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Been running Pro 4's for about 1800 miles now. They are definitely slower than the Conti GP4000SII, but they ride better, handle cornering better, and are more durable with road hazards. Summertime in the desert can be rough due to storm debris in the roads. I've ridden over hazards I know would have destroyed my Contis, but I have not had a flat yet with the Pro 4s. I mentioned they are slower. My qualitative assessment is about 1 to 1.5 mph slower for average pace over 25- to 50-mile rides. I researched rolling resistance and found they have higher values than the Contis, but you have to decide on the trade-off between speed and durability. Heck, they're slower, but they're not slow, everything is relative and I'm sure different riding conditions affect performance. The Contis are far more suseptable to road hazards and puncturing, having ruined several within a week of installation, that gets expensive. That said, I'm using the Contis for racing and the Pro 4s otherwise. FYI, Michelin issued a Version 2 of the Pro 4 line, anyone notice any difference? I just bought another set of Pro 4s which are V2, only problem is, I don't know if I had V1 or V2 on the bike for my first set.

      I noticed they don't inflate as large as they used to. I think the 25c used to inflate to ~28c but now are closer to ~25c. Both still ride the same to me and still my favorite tire, although I preferred the older bigger version.

      My go to tire

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I may have reviewed these before but from my experience they rate a follow-up. Switched from Conti 4000s when the Pro4 came out after BAD wet weather experience. The Pro4 continues to be my go to tire. I have considered "straying" but still come back. I got >4,000 miles on may last set (live near Chicago and overall the streets are pretty good). I run about 90 psi and have great traction and feel. For me they work and when CC had the sale at $30 I could not pass it up. There is always the "fear of switching" and I was concerned about leaving Conti for the unknown. Glad I did. I have read numerous reviews over the years and you do need to factor in road conditions and your riding style. Not that Conti produces a bad tire but for me the Michelin work better.

      get them on sale

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      i see the regular price is ~70usd, but the current sale price is a lot better than that. the tires have a nice ride, but are 'soft' enough that glass / road debris /etc cuts them up medium fast. their profile (for me), a couple thousand miles no problem and then welcome to flat-ville population me. i've only been getting them when competetive puts them on sale, but i've gone through serveral now the same way so it's not a 'bad batch' or anything.

      anyway, if you get them on sale you'll probably get your money's worth. otherwse, better if your roads don't have a lot of crap all over them.

      Price and quality can't be beat

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I've put close to 500 miles on this tire and it is by far the best quality for the price point out there! Great lateral grip while descending canyons and low rolling resistance. Would highly recommend.

      maybe i was expecting more?

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Got this in a 25mm and used it for a while. Initial impressions are that it does look larger than other manufacturers 25mm, but it also looked rounder (if that makes sense), so i was hoping it would give a better feel. And feel is the main reason I only give this tire 3 stars. I'm used to riding heavier duty Conti's (gatorskins or 4000s) and was hoping to use this as a race day tire, but

      a) I didn't notice any difference in ride, and

      b) only that the tire gets chewed up WAY faster than my conti's



      CC had this on sale for only $30, and even at that price it just wasn't a wise investment.



      Also, the tires I received were OEM, meaning they didn't come with any retail packaging. Not a big deal, but thought it should be mentioned for others.



      Photo caption: conti 400s in rear, michelin pro4 in foreground

      maybe i was expecting more?

      Not Worth the

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Normally I only ride on GP4000s but I was attracted by CC's deep discounts on the Pro4s. I figured I would give these a try since the price was so good. Within 400 miles the Pro4s were severely cut. Perhaps best as a race day clincher, the Pro4s were a failed experiment for me. Like the way they ride but disappointed by the durability....I'm going back to my GP4000s.

      Great Race Tires

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      These tires are great. I rode through two sets before having moved on to another brand, for experimentation sake. The tires are soft and they roll well. They definitely do not wear well, as these are race tires. So be warned as a potential buyer! It gets nicked up pretty easily by anything other than gloss smooth asphalt. For the price that they're constantly at (i.e. they're nearly always on sale) it is unbeatable to get your hands on some race-slicks. The only improvement I can imagine would be to have Michelin offer up a 24 or 25 width tire as the pressures necessary on a 23 tire seems to make it a stiffer ride than I personally prefer.