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Michelin Pilot City: GOOD TIRES!

Old 10-27-09, 01:03 AM
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Michelin Pilot City: GOOD TIRES!

I haven't found much online about the Michelin Pilot City tires.

I recently wore through my Vittoria Randonneur Pro on my Bianchi San Jose. I bought Michelin Pilot City at the LBS on their recommendation that they were great commuter tires and could probably handle the occasional trail. I've had them 2 weeks and I love them. They're almost like a cross between a tough cyclocross tire and a Schwalbe Marathon.

I bought the 700x32c (seems to be about 33 - 35mm on my rims - unscientific guess) but there are 35c and 40c as well. EDIT: there is a wide range, from 28 to 47s!

Good tread, corners well, includes the reflective band (this should be standard on all tires!). I notice a substantial improvement compared to my old Vittorias; the Pilot City seems to handle bumps, gravel and rough terrain better than the Vittoria. One thing that appealed to me is that it seems i might be able to do light trails with this. I'm looking forward to trying that soon. the weight is higher than comparable tires i think. 850g - 1140 depending on your tire width; however, i noticed myself going the same speed or faster since i wasn't dodging as much. i weigh only 150 pounds, and these tires really seemed cushy but speedy.

The psi is a wide range. However, stupidly, it's not listed on the tire sidewall nor could i find it online! arrgh. If i remember from the included packaging, it's crazy huge like 33psi to 76psi!!!! Can anyone help me out here and let me know what it is??

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and here's the Michelin page about the tires.

although i still can't find my tire psi recommendation, i do see that i had the weight incorrectly listed. for my 32c tire, it's 680g, which doesn't seem awful.
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