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Michelin Krylion Carbon Road Tyre
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My set got squared off pretty quickly, but that didn't mean they were worn out. I have no less than 5,000k on my set and they are still going strong. Not a single flat and they aren't terribly cut up either. For a tire so durable and resistant, they ride very nicely. I bought them on the cheap, but may buy more because it's a nice assurance knowing how strong a tire is on my wheels while out training.Report this review
I've been riding Krylions off and on for a few seasons now. The best thing about them is their durability and puncture resistance. I used to spend a lot of training time by the side of the road changing flats; now I only get a couple per season, usually when the rear tire's nearly worn out.
I've had a few scary slides in the damp/wet in "winter" in the San Francisco Bay Area. I think I'll try the GP4000 four-season next winter.
I run the Pro Race 3 on the front and the Krylion on the rear. The Pro Race lasts a long time on the front, and the extra grip is welcome for fast descents down the mountain roads here.
If this tire had better grip in the wet, I'd give it five stars. I've raced on these tires and frankly couldn't tell the difference to running Pro Race 3s at both ends.
I put these on in the Spring (2011) and have found them to give low rolling resistance and maintain there colour, mine are black/red. They have been on all kinds of road surface and although not as forgiving as my Winter choice , Conti GP4 Seasons, they are by no means unconfortable. I will be buying more especially if these great offers keep coming.Report this review
A good value for a tire: one of Michelin's most resistant tire, yet still very fast on the roads. If you're going to have 1 pair of michelins on your bike to race+train, I would choose them over the prorace.Report this review
This tyre is fantastic. I have ridden it as a courier in Minneapolis in the terrible roads this spring season and encountered NO problems whatsoever. It can be hard to seat on a rim, but soap and water make it slide on just fine. The first time I mounted these tyres, I could immediately notice the difference in how fast I could accelerate. I have ridden one pair over 4.000 miles! (~6,500 km). The ride quality is excellent. Cornering is smooth and reliable. This is a truly versatile tyre with excellent qualities for everyday use!Report this review
I have used these for over 5000km and it's still rolling. Insanely low price for great value.Report this review
Michelin's highly regarded Krylion tires are famous for their durability. You can expect these tires to yield thousands of miles, irrespective of terrain. However, unlike most of Michelin's competitors in the "durable tire market," these are not merely rock-hard, puncture resistant training tires that trade off performance for durability. When I first put these tires on I was blown away by the "feel" of the ride. It was surprisingly smooth, much smoother than the ride I got with the non-puncture resistant tires I substituted the Krylion's for. The performance was equally as pleasing. These tires roll as well as, if not better, than any I've used previously. I can't recommend these tires highly enough.Report this review
I picked up a set of these after shredding a set of Vittoria's on mixed pavement touring Asia. I was hooked, put about 8-9000km on some of the most challenging terrain. The ProRace3's are a good race day compliment to this tire, however 90% of my training is done on these tires. Surprising amount of grip even in the wet or on gravel, the only con I have found is that they don't come in orange.Report this review
Impressing how these are puncture resistant !Report this review
I got three of the 23mm from Amazon and they are the ones made in France. I know some people have complained about some supposed problems with Michelin moving to Thailand and the tires from there - although Michelin says they moved their own equipment and they are the same...
They weighed about 245g, 250g, and 248g. They are look basically like thick versions of the Pro3Race.
Anyway, from the first ride on them they feel similar to the Pro3Race. I have ordered up some of the red and yellow ones from PBK. We'll see if they are made in France or the new ones. I presume the Amazon tires must have been older inventory.
It's obvious from the extra weight and the feel that these guys will be a lot tougher than the Pro3Race, and as the feel is similar they are 5 stars.
Right now I have a Krylion on the back and a Pro3Race still on the front.