I run with schwalbe ultremo zx tyres on my colnago and was thinking of changing to Michelin pro races any recommendations or personal experiences with either tyres would be great, I've found the schwalbe's are very good at being puncture resistant.
There were many voices over the internet against the Pro 3, when it came out, many did seek old stock of Pro 2s.
I was hesitant a bit because of this, but still decided to try the Pro 3.
~5 sets and 3 full seasons now. Not a single flat and no problems whatsoever. There are very small cuts on the surface, but it does not have any negative effect on performance, comfort and flat resistance, it seems. I hit many potholes at high speed - no flats.
All in all, I trust Michelin, I'll will. But to the point, I've no experience with pro 4, there're too many models, it's quite confusing which shall I get.
Sjoerd wrote:I've had bad luck with Michelins every time and I just don't like the road-feel they give. But I seem to be kind of alone on this one, since they're highly rated. I was always a big fan of Vittoria Open Corsa's until I tried Veloflex Corsa's. I let them dry out for about six months, never punctured in 6.000 kilometres and the road-feel...wow, super impressive. I have no experience with Schwalbe though.
Hard to beat a seasoned (as in aged for six months) Veloflex tyre mated to a Vredestein latex inner tube for Summer rides.
Fast, comfy, good grip, all in all hard to beat.
Come Winter, come Continental. Lower pressure, less comfort, butyl inner tube and if you have one of their Black Chili spiced models, formidable grip too.
Conti has the grippy compound, Veloflex has the right casing.
Still, in the Summer Veloflex rules.
That said, the SC is a significant improvement over the slip-slidey CX Evo.
GP4000S and Attack / Force (lighter) ... or just 2x Force if you want 24mm volume are good options.
I've run Ultremo ZX for the past 4 months commuting 22km per day in London with no flats which isn't bad. They are pretty fast but not convinced about wet weather grip. Can slide under hard accelerations in the wet which has surprised me.
ProRace4 ... good all rounder also.
Did use Veloflex Pave for a while but the puncture resistance wasn't up to it. Should try the fdegrove prescription at some point, though come summer (please), come tubulars ...
Stiff, Light, Aero - Pick Three!!
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