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Michelin City Mountain Bike Tire with Protek
Smooth tread tire with channels pulling any moisture to the sides for excellent traction in any condition. Rubber compound mix with antioxidant elements to resist aging, climactic variations and pollution. Reinforced architecture for improved grip and higher mileage. 33 tpi. 36-87 psi. 570 grams
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good commuter tire value
by: on: 10-Sep 2010
i purchased a pair of a michelin city trekking w/protek (700x32) tires at a rei store.
i assume it is the same as the ones mentioned here.
the tread from the photo appears the same.
i use these tires with tru-goo heavy duty inner tubes to protect against a type of thorn in my area. after 3 months no problems.
the tires seem heavy but durable and the price at 28.$$ was better than some other tires that were lighter and flimsier.
bright reflective sidewalls and smooth rolling.
Ordered again, because it's a good commuter tire.
by: on: 23-Aug 2010
As a commuter, the rear tire on my bike wears out in half the time of the front tire. Not a problem, so I ordered another Michelin tire for my bike just to have available when needed. This has proven to be a very good commuter tire... no problems, pinch flats or punctures (Los Angeles, Hollywood streets!) The 73psi max pressure provides for a smooth ride and I think the tread pattern works well for running through wet streets. The reflective strip is great for night riding and looks good in the day.
For the price, a very good tire.
Seller shipped promptly and the tire was nicely packaged.
by: on: 09-Aug 2010
Id' like to comment on some other reviewers comments:
"VERY poor choice for anything loose. gravel, dirt, etc." While I primarily bike on paved roads, to get to a paved road I have to go up a steep incline in my crushed stone driveway, ride 100 yds. on a very rough dirt shared driveway, and then cross a loose gravel shoulder. I just switched from 37mm hybrid tires with a typical tread to these 28mm tires, and see no difference in handling. Obviously, if you get into a long stretch of deep loose gravel you are into trouble, but so are you with any bike tire.
"The Michelins ... should only be inflated to 73psi". The revered Sheldon Brown states that the pressure limits on a tire are the results fo a negotiation between the marketing and legal departments, and that tires are tested at double the stated upper limit. At 150 pounds I'm running 88 psi in the rear tire. and wouldn't hesitate using more pressure if I weighed more.
I have no complaints with this tires, but so far only have a few 100 miles on them.
What a difference different tires make!
by: on: 19-Jul 2010
I recently purchased a used 1999 Gary Fisher. It came with Heng Shin 26 x 1.95 knobby tires, probably good tires but not what I wanted. Even pumped up to the maximum PSI the tires gave too much roll resistance and were noisy. I am 61 years old and will never ride this bike off road or on dirt trails. I bought this bike as a commuter, on paved roads. This morning I put on my new Michelin City 26 x 1.4 w/ Avenir tubes and pumped them up to 75 PSI. I could have pumped them up to 87 PSI but I only weigh 175 LB. Gosh what a difference. These tires are quiet and have much less roll resistance. Exerting the same amount of effort I ride about three miles per hour faster. In that the tires are pump up to a higher pressure than my old tires the ride is a little rougher, but I expected it would be. In that I had the tires off I trued the wheels and adjusted the brakes before putting on the new tires. All told it took about an hour to remove the old tires, do some adjustments, and install the new tires. Not bad for a first timer, I guess. I would recommend these tires to a friend. The price was right and delivery was prompt.
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