Touring - Michelin Transworld City feedback?
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11-10-07, 06:54 PM
I'm looking at these for a Redline 925 for city commuting/trekking. Are they any good? I'm looking at them specifically for the reflective strip on the sidewall. However, they must be able to hold up. Thoughts? Again, I'm only interested in feedback on this particular tire. If the feedback is good, it's a buy. If not, I already know of other brands that don't have the reflective band that are bullet proof and I'll just go with them. I have a commuter now that has the Vittoria tires that are comparable with the reflective band and they are solid....just can't find them here. Thanks!
11-10-07, 07:35 PM
are michelin transworld tires good? NO. They hold debris in the tread channels AND squirm in corners.
those tires are LAME-O.
11-10-07, 07:47 PM
If you can't get them locally, pick up Schwalbes from Peter White Cycles. Best mileage, best flat resistance and they include the reflective properties you seek.
I have a pair of the Michelin Transworld Cities. I've heard they can wear well and some owners have liked them in the long term. I'm waiting to use them in a shorter daily commute situation.
So for me the jury is still out on this one.
11-10-07, 11:42 PM
I would avoid them. Flat protection and durability are good, but they're really heavy, they ride rough, and have poor grip. There are many better choices including Continental Gatorskin and Pasela Panaracer Tourguard (my personal fav).
Wharfrat - If you are who you I think you are, I'm the guy that bought your old Nishiki bikes. The Prestige sure is a sweet ride... it's so nice I just can't make it into a fixie. It'll be my long-distance bike next season. The older Nishiki has been fixed, and I added fenders. I use it to get to work in bad weather to spare wear on my Surly LHT.
I have a set on my mountain bike 35mm wide and i love them. They may be heavier than some tyres but there's a reason. they are very solid and Michelin recon you can do 4000 miles on them. If your commuting then go for them. Marc.
11-11-07, 08:40 AM
I run them on my "utility bike" in a 700x40c size and have no complaints. So far they have only seen about 500 miles or so. I am considering putting them on my lightly used tandem too. You won't go wrong with a Schwalbe Marathon.
I found they kept getting flats after about 1500km or so. I think gravel and glass caught in the stupid tread design wore through the puncture-resistant part of the tyre.
11-11-07, 04:41 PM
Yep, it's me. Glad those bikes are working out for you. If you know anyone down your way that is looking for a road bike, I might end up letting the 98 and 02 Lemond Tourmalet's that I have go. The 1998 has NEVER been ridden and the 2002 has very low miles. That's the way I aquired them. I'm going to focus on the fixed gear bikes I have I think.
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