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Michelin Power Protection + Tire - Clincher


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    • Black, 700c x 28mm
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    • Black, 700c x 23mm


    3 Reviews


    Countryside riding.

    You treat your road bike like it can ride over just about any road surface, and for the most part, it can. Though you've been tempted towards the gravel path, you've stuck with your tried-and-true road geometry, and weathered the consequences of choosing to ride on torn-up, rutted, chip-sealed roads to enjoy the pastoral scenes and rolling rural hillsides to which they often lead. Because of this, you spend just about as much time stopped on the shoulders of those roads changing flats as you do riding them, and if you'd like to change that pattern, investing in Michelin's brand new Power Protection Plus Clincher Tire would make a good place to start.

    As the long-awaited successor to Michelin's aging Pro4 line, Power delivers four brand new road tire options, each situated neatly in a discipline-specific category but with the entire line displaying improvements in grip, rolling resistance, and puncture protection. Michelin designed the Protection Plus to be the go-to tire for your rides along the most neglected back roads, constructing it with a resin-reinforced rubber compound known as Bi-Compound, then reinforcing it with protection in the form of its Bead-to-Bead Protek technology and beefed-up sidewalls. This composition, according to Michelin, gives the Protection Plus 20% more flat-resisting puncture protection than any of the brand's other tires, past or present, and though many have assumed the Protection Plus was designed to be a gravel tire, Michelin insists that was created for use on the roads. Like the rest of the Power line, it does enjoy improvements to rolling resistance and grip, but the flat resistance is the shining achievement of this model. 

    • Item #MIC005B

    Tech Specs

    Michelin Bi-Compound
    700 c x 23 mm, 700 c x 25 mm, 700 c x 28 mm
    Bead to Bead Protek
    [23mm, 28mm] soft, [25mm] hard
    Claimed Weight
    [23mm, 25mm] 280 g, [28mm] 320 g
    Recommended Use
    road cycling
    Manufacturer Warranty

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    Protection + for the win

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These tires are solid! They work very well in all types of surface and ride really smooth. Still have yet to get a flat on these and hopefully I don't jinx it. Solid tire for the price, highly recommend!

    This tire is money!!

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

    I put a tough century on it, right outta the box. All kinds of surfaces...smooth tarmac, knobby asphalt, concrete, dirt ruts, gravel roads--the usual conditions for my weekend ride.
    The ride was smooth, speedy, and very comfortable. I was rolling the 28s, with Kenda tubes, and pumped-up with a few extra pounds.
    This tire looks great, too. The chunky-white Michelin font on the tires, is an eye-wowza.
    In the smaller sizes, i would have no problem making this my main training tire, or even a race tire, excepting possibly for time trials. That said, i bet Michelin, probably makes a race version in this family.