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Michelin Pro 4 Service Course Tires?

Old 03-30-12, 11:42 PM
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Michelin Pro 4 Service Course Tires?

Does anyone have any first hand experience with these tires? I'm in the market for new tires and these caught my eye.
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I rode Pro 3's last year and loved the ride so I went ahead and purchased a set of Pro 4's for a new set of wheels and they are great. I have almost 500 miles on them and wearing very well and great grip on the road..
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Got a pair this winter and have put a couple hundred miles on them so far this season. So far, I'm loving them.
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My right foot stays clipped in for the entire ride in most cases. If I have to stop, I unclip the left and have the right (drive train) side crank rotated forward to make taking off easier.

Being comfortable with unclipping both feet is definitely important for emergencies, but when it comes to normal starting and stoping, stick to one side. It'll be less confusing that way.
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Looking forward to putting mine in. GP4000s is almost gone on rear (another 300-400 miles... most likely 2 weeks...) Got pair sitting there. I will probably move 4000s to rear and put pro4 on front first.
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Originally Posted by M_Wales
I rode Pro 3's last year and loved the ride so I went ahead and purchased a set of Pro 4's for a new set of wheels and they are great. I have almost 500 miles on them and wearing very well and great grip on the road..
On the contrary, I've read that they're not very durable and prone to flats, so I'm a little hesitant in buying a pair.

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My right foot stays clipped in for the entire ride in most cases. If I have to stop, I unclip the left and have the right (drive train) side crank rotated forward to make taking off easier.

Being comfortable with unclipping both feet is definitely important for emergencies, but when it comes to normal starting and stoping, stick to one side. It'll be less confusing that way.
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I threw my new pair on the race wheels today, and they are excellent. I have the racing kind, and they are so grippy, it is impressive. I think these tires are great, and that they would be an awesome new set.
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Does anyone have any first hand experience with these tires? I'm in the market for new tires and these caught my eye.
Coming from 4000s, I like these tires a lot! Great grip!! Hopefully, it is puncture resistant as the Contis. Only time will tell I guess..
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Hello:

I have a Michelin Pro 3 Service Course on the front wheel of my climbing (and descending) wheels. I've had no flats in 500+ miles of riding. The tire grips quite well, improves my confidence on descents, and seems to be pretty light. The rubber feels like it is quite soft so I'm not expecting lots of miles from it. The Pro 4 Service Course is probably quite similar.

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