I have been riding this tire through 3 sets. Great ride, grips well but doesnt last long. Sidewalls crack after 2000 mi. After one month, one of the tires I ordered was defective with a gooey breakdown of the sidewall. Bike tiresdirect replaced it no questions asked.
These are really smooth rolling and comfortable tires, and grip extremely well on our wet, soggy, slimy PNW roads. I got these for training in the ever-so-popular size 25 mm with, and my harsh wheels with aluminum alloy spokes are now rather comfortable! Who knew?! No flats as of the writing of this missive. I should buy more as these are a wicked-good deal.
Lightweight, fast rolling tire with good road feel and traction. Better sidewall durability than Conti. Wear life is reasonable for a light, fast tire. They're not the ultimate low rolling resistance tire, but the combination of wear life, rolling resistance and price can't be beat.
I ride 2 to 3 times a week for 40 to 55 miles each ride. Ride on country and city roads, flats and steep hill. I've found these tires provide an excellent balance of speed low rolling resistance, grip and puncture resistance. So you can ride aggressively without a lot of flats. Red sidewalls are a bonus. -)
Love these tires. I have been riding Michelin Pro Comps for many years and they continiously perform exceptionally well. They provide a smooth ride, great control through the corners and thave the protection of kevlar to resist punctures.
Nice light tire with a grippie tread. However durability is an issue on rough roads with any gravel or rocks. The sidewalls just cant take it. The most I got out of two sets of these tires is 2250 KM.
I use this tire for training (100- 150 miles per week) and get good mileage out of these tires. They handle really well on fast downhill curves like a racing tire and yet resist flats well like a training tire should. And the bonus - great colors.