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Michelin Pro 3 Race Road Tyre
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I love these tires. They are very fast in the the straights and corners.
They are also much suppler than other tires I have tested resulting in a less fatigued rider.
Some down sides would be the tread life and puncture protection (I have had one flat). Since theses are race tires, this would be expected.
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The roads were I train aren't well maintained, lots of debris, glass, metal, etc.
I usually change my tires after a few (2-3) flats in order to avoid repetitive problems.
However, I've only had 1 flat with my PR3 this summer, after 2500 km. It got so bad that I finally changed it after I realized I had worn it down to the threads underneath... this never happened to me before.
They are light, fast and corner well.
I bought these since they were cheaper than other options in my price range. I read that they wear faster and are more susceptible to cuts and flats. So far, I've been commuting and training on these tires with no issues. *knock on wood*
I bought these tires to replace the Bontrager Race Lite tires that came on my Trek 1.2 road bike. The difference is seriously like night and day in terms of speed, acceleration, and cornering!
These tires do have noticeably less rolling resistance than the Bontragers. I used to cruise at ~15mph on the Bontragers (I'm still getting fit) and now I can cruise at ~17-18mph on these tires. I also feel that I can accelerate a little easier due to the lighter weight of these tires.
The cornering is excellent! The Bontragers felt uneasy, like it required a lot of small corrections to hold my line in a corner. With the Pro3s, just point the bike where you want to go and it digs in to the ground, locks on to where you want to go, and GOES THERE!
These tires transformed the feel of my bike to a nice, precision machine. These actually brought back memories of when I used to go car racing and the first time I drove a car on racing tires versus street tires. The Pro3s literally give you that feeling.
I haven't owned these tires for very long, so I can't tell you how durable these are. One word of advice, make sure you have some STRONG tire levers. I ordered some Lezyne levers with these tires and I was worried at a few points during the install that I was going to snap the levers!
The sidewalls are very stiff, but nothing that the average person can handle with tire levers. Forget about mounting these by hand. It's not happening. You need levers.
Nice fast tire with low rolling resistance. If you ride on smooth, clean roads then these will be great and should last a good while. Dirty roads will probably eat these up though as they seem to be susceptible to cuts. Keep these on your race bike, not your commuter.Report this review
Bought 2 of these on a good PBK sale. 1st one lasted exactly 1Km when I slashed the sidewall on a piece of metal on the road while turning. 2nd one has around 1000Km on it but lots of microcuts and have had about 7 flats. Riding on good roads too!
Also, the bead on these tires are SO stiff you need ironman thumbs to get them over the rim. Changing this tire has become a competitive event amongst my chums. We call the person who can get the tire over the rim "King Arthur" for the day as this feat is roughly on par with the removal of Excalibur from the stone.
A great tire for racing, low resistant and it has a long lifetime.
The only problem are the sides of the tire that are more vulnerable to cuts.
These tires feel very trustworthy in a race and, having ridden on them in training as well, provide sufficient puncture protection. Cuts are problem, however.Report this review
Fast, smooth, and durable for a race tire. Not as durable as some, but certainly more durable than Vittoria's Open Corsa!!!!! For my 76kg on below ave roads I easily get more than 2500mi (on rear) claimed by Michelin on its web site. I think PR2's gave slightly better wear, but the 3 version clearly corners better & seems a bit faster too.Report this review