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Old 06-03-08, 08:02 PM
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Another P3R Thread

I've beaten the topic of these tires to death already, and I'm just going to nail it into your skulls again.

THESE TIRES ROCK!

I love these tires so much that I don't want to have to ride on inferior tubulars. On dowhill turns, I have so much more grip, climbing is easier with 20g less tire moving uphill, cornering in general is much smoother, the ride quality is a lot better, I haven't flatted yet with almost 900 miles, and today was the climax of my love for these tires.
The Tuesday Night crit tonight was a soupy, soggy, painful slogfest. My teammate, on my advice, bought a set of P3R's a week previous. Tonight there were numerous crashes in the corners, and guys were running as little as 90psi in their tires for grip and still slipping. Post race, guys that didn't go down were complaining of slippage, and as it turns out that my teammate and I were the only ones on P3R's, and subsequently, the only ones to not have one slip of the rubber. And we were both running 110psi; the max.

I forgive Michelin for the 2005 US Grand Prix.
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i concur. really fantastic tires so far.
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Yes sir. I have a pair of the dark grey ones - fantastic tires. Hoping that the puncture protection won't be as bad as my old Pro 2 Light Service Course...
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I concur too, but...man they are hard to mount. I mean really hard. Admittedly my DuraAce rims are tough to begin with because of the higher rim wall for tubeless tires. But i can mount fresh P2R's with my hands. Not even close on the 3's, always need a lever. On my second set, but just sayin'...
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Old 06-04-08, 08:34 PM
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Okay, so are there any tubulars anywhere close to being comparable to the P3R's? Damn, I really wish Michelin made them as sew-up's.
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Tried 2 sets of PR3's and cuts everywhere ... will avoid like the plague. They also rode harsh on my carbon whip...

On my Panaracer Extreme EVO 2... AWESOME grip in the corners...

Like night and day vs. the fatty white guy michelins...


too bad.
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PR3s = Love

So far anyway...
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Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21 View Post
Okay, so are there any tubulars anywhere close to being comparable to the P3R's? Damn, I really wish Michelin made them as sew-up's.
LOL


It seems that it used to be that clinchers were striving for the performance of tubulars...
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