I've been using Corsa G+ on one set of training wheels and Michelein Comps on another. The Corsa tyres just don't last. Both are good tyres though. My next road race I'm going with the Michelin's.
I race TTs on the Cross Speed tubs. But they are are fragile tyre and wouldn't want to use them for road racing (even the clincher version.)
Are you saying that you get more miles out of the Power Comps than the Corsas, or that the Corsas are more fragile and therefore don't last? I read that the Power Comps are notably more fragile than the Corsas or the previous Pro4 SC.
I've been getting better mileage out of the Comps. And have have had 2 sidewall failures on Corsas now. Also noticed the tread area on the Corsas goes quite 'flat' and wears down easily. I still like the Corsas though, but the rolling resistance tests seem to indicate the Comps are a bit faster?
I see. Well, I am looking into getting a supple ride more than a fast tire. I have also become a bit of a sucker for the gum/tan wall because I have seen photos on how they look on matt black bikes and I am liking that look becaue I have a full matt black bike.
One solution I am thinking of using is latex with sealant, which apparently mate very well. In any case...
Two tests (bicyclerollingresistance and bikeradar with wheelenergey lab) confirm that Schwalbe Pro One and Michelin Power Comp are as fast as each other, with the Michelin winning in one lab and Schwalbe winning on another. On that same note, the fastest possible tire, and also likely to be supple and beautiful but infamously frail, is the Corsa Speed TLR tubeless only available in 23c. If you are racing, the Corsa Speed TLR is about 25% faster than either the Power Comp or the Pro One. So yes, you are riding on one of the fastest clinchers around already.
Do you find the Power Comp to be as supple/smooth as the Corsas? Are they comparable or is it like night and day?
To be clear - I use the TUBULAR version of the Cross Speed (for time trials as they were meant for!). I don't use the clincher version (for anything).
Next - I'm not the BEST judge of feel for tyres (although I can always tell the difference between a really good and really bad tyre and those that have massively different feels to them). For me, both the Corsa and Michelin ride really well. Just to look at them, the COsra has visible tread whilst the Michelin is completely smooth - but it still has loads of grip.
I've used both he 23 and 25mm Corsa and didn't find a huge difference between them (but tend to run lower pressure in the 25mm ones). I'm usually doing 500-700km a week and that can be split 30/70 between Michelin and Corsa usually (but sometimes 100% Michelin!).
Like I said - for me, both good tyres. I'll see how my races go with the Michelins! (Previously I was racing solely on Corsa G Tubular tyres, but can't take my tubular wheels to my next race).