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Where to buy Michelin Krylion Carbon?

Old 05-26-08, 09:12 AM
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Where to buy Michelin Krylion Carbon?

Seems everyplace is out of stock in the 700x25 size. Got a nice gash in the sidewall thanks to some glass. I'd like to replace, but I'm having trouble finding them in-stock online.

Aside from Performance, Nashbar, Competitive Cyclist, Colorado Cyclist, and Cambira, is there anyplace else people buy tires online?

If not, does anybody have any other recommendations for a long lasting, decently performing tire in a 25 width?

The fact that I'm having trouble finding them tells me that they're either having a supply problem, or everyone in the world is buying them.
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Old 05-26-08, 09:16 AM
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Try PBK or biketiresdirect
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Old 05-26-08, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by johnny99 View Post
Try PBK or biketiresdirect
Negatory, and nope. Strange....
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PBK does not have very many Michelin tyres in stock. Krylion are listed but none in stock To find the Pro3 tyres i had to use the search.

BikeIsland lists 25mm in Black and Gray.
http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ils&ProdID=440
$32
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LBS?

I know I know.

I shop online a good portion of the time, but my LBS almost always has them ..
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you can usually find a pretty good deal on eBay as well....

http://cgi.ebay.com/MICHELIN-KRYLION...2em118Q2el1247

http://cgi.ebay.com/2-Michelin-Kryli...2em118Q2el1247
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Thanks guys. All the LBS's are closed for the holiday today, do that's not an option. I'll try bike island.

Stupid tire only had about 600 miles on it too. Damn glass.
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Old 05-26-08, 11:06 AM
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Things may have changed, but I tried to buy those exact tires from BikeIsland a few weeks ago. Not in stock and they didn't know when more are coming. I wonder if Michelin is phasing them out in favor of a newer tire?
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Originally Posted by Pharmr View Post
you can usually find a pretty good deal on eBay as well....

http://cgi.ebay.com/2-Michelin-Kryli...2em118Q2el1247
Bought two sets from these folks, highly recommended.
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Originally Posted by pelikan View Post
Things may have changed, but I tried to buy those exact tires from BikeIsland a few weeks ago. Not in stock and they didn't know when more are coming. I wonder if Michelin is phasing them out in favor of a newer tire?
I heard this too from a LBS. They were out of stock and didn't know when they were coming in; they said possibly months from now.
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Originally Posted by jaxgtr View Post
Bought two sets from these folks, highly recommended.
I bought a set from them awhile ago as well....a nice easy transaction.
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I ended up ordering at Bike Island.

I was wondering about the phasing out thing...possible new model, etc. after 6 or 7 places didn't have them in stock. Thanks again for the help. The couple of places I did find them were places I'd never heard of, and I wasn't keen on ordering from someplace that might be a little sketchy.
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If a new model was on the way, I would think Michelin would lead turn the consumers here with some "marketing hype" or something...before consumers simply give up and move on to Gatorskins or Ultremos or somesuch.

I mean, if you have something great and exciting around the corner that you're phasing out your current product for...don't you want people holding off on that tire purchase for just a little bit, waiting with baited breath for their Krylion replacement?

What do I know though? I don't work in marketing...I didn't even stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
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I just ordered a pair of Krylions from jensonusa.com. I founded the cheapest deal I could find on the web ($28.77, in stock at http://www.fullcycles.com/product_in...roducts_id/564), and then requested a pricematch, which they approved. PBK is cheaper, but out of stock.
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Originally Posted by Pharmr View Post
+1 on the 2nd one.

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Check this site out. I don't know what color you want but they seem to have some in stock. Good luck.

http://www.blueskycycling.com/
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i got mine from ebay.
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FYI, I was in a Performance store today and they had the Krylions in stock and on the tire rack. Even though the site may be out, individual stores seem to have them.
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It should be noted the OP was about 25c, finding 23c doesn't seem to be a problem. I wonder if they are just phasing them out. They used to offer them in Yellow in 25c, but last I looked only grey. I curious is BIsland has them in stock now.
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I had been using Krylions, but I switched to PR3's, as I figure the PR3's have the HDPP, and thus at much less weight I might be able to give up just a little puncture protection






Grip Compound on the shoulders for maximum grip at unprecedented lean angles

Race Compound in the centre of the tread for maximum durability and minimum rolling resistance

HDPP (High Density Puncture Protection) layer under the tread means, on average one puncture every 6000 Km!
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I've always had trouble finding 25c size in Vittorias and Michelins, I just figure that 99.999% of the road tires imported into the country are 23c. I've been getting my Michelin Krylion Carbons on ebay for $50 or under per pair for a couple years now from a variety of sellers, they are so common at this price I won't pay $26 for one. Pro2s are nice but the roads I ride on are bad enough that replacing a tire is not uncommon and that will add up with Pro2s or Pro3s.
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FWIW, Krylion 23c's actually run a little larger than a typical size 23c. They look almost as big as 25c tires IMHO.
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