I have about 600 miles on these so far and I'm really liking them. I can honestly I can feel a real difference with them. At higher speeds (+30 mph) they are super smooth riding. Climbing, a little better for me - I'm not all that good of a climber, but bet someone who is good at climbing would like these. Durability, so far is great! no flats (yet) no cuts and wear is barely showing. Some of the roads I ride are pretty jacked-up, rough with patch up jobs; holes and lots of trash, like glass and metal. These tires thus far are holding up real good!
With these tires, my confidence is coming back - it had been really mashed down due flats and dangerous times while riding.
I have only done 100+ mile so far but this tire is performing quite well. Quick rolling and grippy on corners. Such a great tire. My previous tires were the Continental Grand Prix 5000s and the rear tire was prone to cuts that eventually resulted in frequent flats.
Coming from Conti 4000s and 5000s, I'm used to quick rolling, above average puncture protection and supple rides. I decided to switch up and try some of these. The rolling resistance is noticeably higher, the ride isn't as smooth but on the flip side the puncture protection seems to be just as good or better than the Conti 4 and 5000s. Solid tire, would recommend.
I'm on a mission to ride around the Equator, a distance of 24,902 miles! Earlier this year I was suffering almost daily "flats" from thorns and sharp gravel, this annoyance continued even after swopping tires twice from my normal Gatorskins to another manufacturer. Sadly no better, and even with the addition of liners, those flats were still almost a daily ritual! Then I saw the Michelin in all its glory, read the write ups, and thought I'd give them a try as they color coordinated with my S Works Roubaix. Now the bike looks even more stunning and the real beauty is that since I fitted them 2 months ago I HAVE NOT HAD A SINGLE FLAT!! yes, indeed go figure that, they are without doubt the best bicycle tire I have EVER used!
200 miles a week road cycling. Tubed version, 28 and 25 mm, like the the slick thread without decorative threads, the casing appears well built, the right compromise of casing and tread toughness and real on the road performance.