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Michelin Krylion Carbon no longer being made

Old 08-20-08, 12:26 AM
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Michelin Krylion Carbon no longer being made

Well, it's official, Michelin is no longer making the Krylion Carbon tire. No one seems to know why but every LBS, every LBS' distributor is out of it (and says Michelin's not making any more) and all the online sellers are out of stock. I know a lot of people here liked this tire so let Michelin know you want it back!

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If enough people ask for it to be recontinued, maybe, just maybe they'll start making it again.
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Old 08-20-08, 01:06 AM
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its more of a matter of people buying it rather than asking for it
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I'll get on that right after I get done asking President Bush to direct more war funds to aid relief in impoverished nations.
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Old 08-20-08, 01:18 AM
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P2R to P3R transition had a several month gap between completely out of stock to new models trickling in on the market...

I speculate Michelin is working on the Krylion 2 Carbon production right now as we speak
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I thought they were moving the plant they were produced at and that is why they have been out of stock.
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Originally Posted by tomoscotto View Post
its more of a matter of people buying it rather than asking for it
Or there may have been unforeseen problems.
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Well hopefully it is a new and improved product....I like'm and am not in the mood to go through the trial and error process of finding a new tire...
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Old 08-20-08, 06:33 AM
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Well damn it...
Really?
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What is the real world difference between the Krylon Carbon and the P2R? I have heard enough bad things about the P3R that I am a little leery or trying that tire.

I love the P2R and love the Vittoria Rubino Pro Slick as everyday tires. I can still get the Rubino and they are cheap as all get out...but if there is something else I shoul dbe trying.....
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The problem with the Rubinos is they just aren't puncture proof. I saw a pair of Rubino tires that had braved New York streets for a week. They weren't pretty.
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Originally Posted by Grasschopper View Post
What is the real world difference between the Krylon Carbon and the P2R? I have heard enough bad things about the P3R that I am a little leery or trying that tire.

I love the P2R and love the Vittoria Rubino Pro Slick as everyday tires. I can still get the Rubino and they are cheap as all get out...but if there is something else I shoul dbe trying.....
The PR2 is a nice tire but in my experience not very resillient. Mine wore out fast and I got flats more frequently. I've recerntly been using Specialized S-Works Mondo tires. They roll nicely, more similar to the PRs, but they last a long time like the Krylions and don't get flats nearly as often.
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My P2R's have been amazing. No flats *knock on wood*, and very fast. My co-worker does neutral support for SRAM, and they throw the P3R's on the wheels. From what he's seen, they are a true race tire. You get 400 miles out of them, and that's it. They'll rip to shreds after that. The compound on the tire feels like it will stick to anything, but obviously won't be able to withstand a pebble sitting on the road.
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That always seems to happen the minute I discover something I like. I hope it's just a temporary matter until some new production starts. I've been riding these tires all summer and I love them. Smooth, fast, light and more importantly, tough. Not a single flat yet. I hope whatever replaces the Krylion Carbon is as good, and still made in France. I'm not interested in supporting the Chinese government and its economy.
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Originally Posted by umd View Post
The PR2 is a nice tire but in my experience not very resillient. Mine wore out fast and I got flats more frequently. I've recerntly been using Specialized S-Works Mondo tires. They roll nicely, more similar to the PRs, but they last a long time like the Krylions and don't get flats nearly as often.
I'm glad that your experience has been different than mine. Those S-Works Mondos have been very puncture prone for me, and the "new tire sheen" that apparently they have from the factory caused me a crash. Maybe I just had bad luck (on multiple tires).

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That always seems to happen the minute I discover something I like. I hope it's just a temporary matter until some new production starts. I've been riding these tires all summer and I love them. Smooth, fast, light and more importantly, tough. Not a single flat yet. I hope whatever replaces the Krylion Carbon is as good, and still made in France. I'm not interested in supporting the Chinese government and its economy.
+1. They are among my favorites.
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Originally Posted by Longfemur View Post
That always seems to happen the minute I discover something I like. I hope it's just a temporary matter until some new production starts. I've been riding these tires all summer and I love them. Smooth, fast, light and more importantly, tough. Not a single flat yet. I hope whatever replaces the Krylion Carbon is as good, and still made in France. I'm not interested in supporting the Chinese government and its economy.
why do you hate american foreign policy?
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I'm glad that your experience has been different than mine. Those S-Works Mondos have been very puncture prone for me, and the "new tire sheen" that apparently they have from the factory caused me a crash. Maybe I just had bad luck (on multiple tires).
What kind of punctures do you usually get?
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Yea see I don't have a thousand miles on my P2Rs yet but they still look pristine...and I heard a lot of good durability reviews on them before I purchased. The Vittoria Rubino Pro Slick was the same way and this is my second set...they too have been great...but the flat I got at CBM (on Vittorias) got me thinking about tires and I will need some soon.
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My Pro2 tires have held up VERY well. I had to replace the rear...but only because I was dumb enough to do stationary training on that same tire. DON'T do it. However, my front tire is in excellent condition, and I've had it for several months and thousands of miles now.
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Originally Posted by donrhummy View Post
Well, it's official, Michelin is no longer making the Krylion Carbon tire. No one seems to know why but every LBS, every LBS' distributor is out of it (and says Michelin's not making any more) and all the online sellers are out of stock. I know a lot of people here liked this tire so let Michelin know you want it back!

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http://www.michelinbicycletire.com/m...ent=contact.us

If enough people ask for it to be recontinued, maybe, just maybe they'll start making it again.
Few bike shops around here have that tire still
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I think they are made in Thailand

Originally Posted by Longfemur View Post
That always seems to happen the minute I discover something I like. I hope it's just a temporary matter until some new production starts. I've been riding these tires all summer and I love them. Smooth, fast, light and more importantly, tough. Not a single flat yet. I hope whatever replaces the Krylion Carbon is as good, and still made in France. I'm not interested in supporting the Chinese government and its economy.
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A couple of weeks ago I searched wide and long for some Krylions....to no avail. Even when it was listed in stock I would call and they would not have any. One of the bike shops said that they were moving production to Thailand or Taiwan and had not gotten production started up and probably no tires until January 09. I have no idea if any of thats true just what I was told.

I instead went w/ the Conti Grand Prix 4000S w/ the chili rubber. So far Ride and handling is very good...we'll see about durability.
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worldwide carbon shortage due to production rampup for the new 787 Dreamliner...
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Knowing Michelin, they will soon release virtually the same tire again with a slightly fancier name and higher price.
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worldwide carbon shortage due to production rampup for the new 787 Dreamliner...
LOL yea haven't been hearing that for 3 years.
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Originally Posted by donrhummy View Post
Well, it's official, Michelin is no longer making the Krylion Carbon tire. No one seems to know why but every LBS, every LBS' distributor is out of it (and says Michelin's not making any more) and all the online sellers are out of stock.
Just because no one knows why they're out of it, doesn't mean it's official. Like I posted in your other thread, there are online sellers due to receive a NEW batch at the end of October/mid November.
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