Questions? Call our experts!
1.800.651.4050
X
COVID-19 RESPONSE
DEAL OF THE DAY
ALL SALE ITEMS
SHOP CLOSEOUTS
Click to zoom

Michelin
Protek 26 Inch Tire

Mfg PartNum:
  (37 customer reviews)
249
POINTS
Earn $2.49 in Rewards credit. Click to learn more.
This size is not eligible for Rewards points
Out of Stock
$24.99
Please Confirm Size
This item is currently out of stock. Click Notify Me to receive an email when the item becomes available.
InstantPrice MatchWhat is this?
Free Shipping on Orders Over $50*

Replacing Michelin's popular City Tire, the Protek takes up right where this venerable tire left off.

With a tread that is optimized to roll smoothly and still provide grip on both pavement and dirt roads, this tire proves its worth commuting and touring. Its 1mm thick reinforcement also helps keep road debris at bay, so if all goes to plan, commutes will go without a hitch (or at least without a flat). A reflective strip on the sidewall also lends some extra visibility for added safety during low light conditions.

The Michelin Protek 26 Inch Tire is available in 26x1.4 and 26x1.85 sizes (ISO 35-559 and 47-559 respectively).

B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.

The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.

 

Wheel Size: 26" (ISO 559) 

 

Tire Type: Clincher-WireBead 

 

Applications: Training/Recreational, Commuting/Urban 

 

RimSize: 559 mm

 

Threads Per Inch: 22 TPI

 

Made in: Thailand 

 

Tire Width: 35mm (1.4in) 

 

Tire Width: 45mm (1.8in) 

26 x 1.4 Inch

Weight: 595 grams

Tire Width: 35mm (1.4in) 

Width: 35 mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 35-559 mm

Min Pressure: 37 PSI

Max Pressure: 73 PSI

26 x 1.85 Inch

Weight: 960 grams

Tire Width: 47mm (1.9in) 

Width: 47 mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 47-559 mm

Min Pressure: 37 PSI

Max Pressure: 87 PSI

Ordered by Most Relevant First
5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 stars
(28)
(9)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(76%)
(24%)
(0%)
(0%)
(0%)
Great all around tire - pavement - pathways - dirt
rating
by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
Rocky Mountain foothills
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

We ride on combinations of street, crusher paths and some dirt. These tires are high pressure so they roll fast on the street. The tread works well in dirt and on crusher fines. The reflective stripe on the sides is a nice touch. We've had the tires for a few months and so far, they ride great with no signs of wear. Very happy with this tire. Would choose it again.

Reviewed 7/16/2017
Was this review useful to you? Yes/No
Thank you for your feedback.
Great tires for any type of surface.
rating
by DCrides
Cycling Enthusiast
Aston, PA

I put these tires on my touring bike so that I'd have a wider tire to ride the Erie Canal from Buffalo to Albany. We rode it last week, at times in really bad downpours and the tires didn't let me down. We rode on paved trails, packed gravel, some not so packed gravel, dirt, mud and good & bad roads. I rode with a loaded front handlebar bag and a combo back truck bag with side panniers. Not so much as one flat. I definitely recommend these tires.

Reviewed 8/2/2018
Was this review useful to you? Yes/No
Thank you for your feedback.
Versatility
rating
by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
Chesapeake, VA
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Great tire! Bought a pair for an old Bridgestone City Bike, low rolling resistance and a smooth ride, enough tread and durability for dirt and gravel trails.

Reviewed 5/1/2017
Was this review useful to you? Yes/No
Thank you for your feedback.
Quality Product
rating
by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
san juan capistrano

smooth riding tires

Reviewed 2/15/2021
Was this review useful to you? Yes/No
Thank you for your feedback.
Perfect cross between road & mountain
rating
by veloface

Replaced original tires on a specialized vita, and had a hard time finding just the right tread configuration & price. These were a good choice - the ride is more confident, and they look great as well.

Reviewed 1/25/2021
Was this review useful to you? Yes/No
Thank you for your feedback.
awesome tire
rating
by williemakeit
Cycling Enthusiast
sacramento,Ca
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Smooth ride , great rolling resistance , no flats ,works great. 4 stars on value rating because we all know everything is way to expensive.

Reviewed 2/9/2021
Was this review useful to you? Yes/No
Thank you for your feedback.
Great tire
rating
by Lngbrd55
Casual Cyclist
s.c.

Quite ,fast rolling, looks good

Reviewed 2/8/2021
Was this review useful to you? Yes/No
Thank you for your feedback.
Smoother & are quieter than my old Kenda knobbies, but...
rating
by JafC
Casual Cyclist
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Purchased these to replace the old Kenda 26-inch tires that were on my old mountain bike.

Wanted something that would give a more comfortable ride & were not as noisy.

They definitely ride smoother & are quieter than the old Kenda knobbies, BUT have more rolling resistance and are slower. Think that this is from more rubber on the road.

Fortunately this is not my primary bike, so the mountain bike w/ thees Michelins will be just fine for the 3 mile ride to my local gym...guessing that now I'll arrive thoroughly warmed up.

Reviewed 10/8/2020
Was this review useful to you? Yes/No
Thank you for your feedback.
Ride smoother & are quieter than my old Kenda knobbies, BUT...
rating
by JafBiker
Casual Cyclist
NYC
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Purchased these to replace the old Kenda K-831 26-inch tires that were on my old mountain bike.

Wanted something that would give a more comfortable ride & were not as noisy.

They definitely ride smoother & are quieter than the old Kenda knobbies, BUT have more rolling resistance and are slower. Think that this is a function of more rubber on the road.

Fortunately this is not my primary bike, so the mountain bike w/ the Michelin Proteks will be just fine for the 3 mile ride to my local gym...guessing that now I'll arrive thoroughly warmed up.

Reviewed 9/25/2020
Was this review useful to you? Yes/No
Thank you for your feedback.
Great urban and trail tire
rating
by GrixG
Cycling Enthusiast
Mid-Hudson Valley
5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

I put Protek 1.85 tires on my go-to bike, a 1983 Trek 850 Rough Terrain bicycle. That bicycle has been with me consistently since '83 though another 20 bicycles have come and gone since I bought it new. This bike has been used for single track, multi-use trails, bush whacking, around town and on 3,100 mile self supported tour. I've worn out a lot of tires on this bike (as well many other components!). I also have special purpose tires for the bike for bush whacking and riding on ice (Schwalbe Ice Spikers). Through all of that I've found that these Protek tires have proven to be the most versatile, comfortable, and safest tires I've used in urban, rural and rough rail trail conditions. Gone for me are the days when riding tubulars was the way to go!

Reviewed 10/26/2018
Was this review useful to you? Yes/No
Thank you for your feedback.
Robust road comuter !
rating
by frankfx
Daily Commuter
San Francisco Bay Area
6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
I put these tires on my old Schwinn High Sierra (34 year old) that I use exclusively for commuting. The bike is 30 pounds and has rear bags. The tire are not light, but they are tough and smooth rolling.They are very resistant to puncture and very quiet.
Reviewed 4/3/2020
Was this review useful to you? Yes/No
Thank you for your feedback.
Quiet and low resistance
rating
by Anonymous

I ride on both paved and dirt bike paths. These tires work great for me. Higher pressure really lowers rolling resistance. I would not use these for mountain biking of course. But for trekking over hill and dale these are perfect.

Reviewed 10/16/2020
Was this review useful to you? Yes/No
Thank you for your feedback.
Good city tire
rating
by PW Mike
Long Island

26x1.85. They look great. They have a nice soft compound. Good grip on pavement and absorbs bumps and potholes nicely. Well made and precision. Not a lot of Rolling resistance. The cons are they are terrible on loose gravel and they are Really heavy. I like them For city but not so much for suburban riding. I would get 26x1.40 for that. I bet those are great.

Reviewed 7/17/2020
Was this review useful to you? Yes/No
Thank you for your feedback.
Love these
rating
by Anonymous
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Great tires. Smooth roll, durable and stable.

Reviewed 10/19/2020
Was this review useful to you? Yes/No
Thank you for your feedback.
great tire, smooth running
rating
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
upstate New York

This tire performs better with a seemingly lower rolling resistance than my previous tire.

Easy fit on my rear wheel.

Reviewed 9/29/2020
Was this review useful to you? Yes/No
Thank you for your feedback.
Turn your beach cruiser into something almost as fast as a road bike without sacrificing comfort
rating
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Los Angeles
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Most of the time the original equipment tires that come with cruiser-style bikes, or any 26 tire bike, are JUNK. Replacing the stock tires with something like these makes a massive difference when it comes to cycling efficiency. These tires can take a higher PSI compared to stock cruiser tires. I took a chance on these since I couldn't afford Schwalbe tires - I got lucky! I think these tires have been replaced with Protek Cross.

Reviewed 4/7/2020
Was this review useful to you? Yes/No
Thank you for your feedback.
great pair of tires
rating
by Anonymous

I got these tires to transform my old MTB into a City bike, and they are just great. My MtB behaves like an actual rodie bike.

Reviewed 8/10/2020
Was this review useful to you? Yes/No
Thank you for your feedback.
Nice grip.
rating
by Mike M
Eugene
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

The Protek has good roll while having great grip. Feels like a larger tire as far as feeling protected goes.

Reviewed 7/3/2017
Was this review useful to you? Yes/No
Thank you for your feedback.
Nice smooth ride with 55-65 psi
rating
by JET
Casual Cyclist
Chicagoland, IL
7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.

I went from mountain tires to these & I'm glad I did. I mainly ride on roads so, I don't know about grip on trails.

That being said, the 55-65 psi seems top me to be the best compromise of rolling resistance vs smooth ride.

My friend was amazed on how illuminating the reflective part of the tires were. For me, these tires are great.

Reviewed 6/19/2017
Was this review useful to you? Yes/No
Thank you for your feedback.
These are a best buy for the cost
rating
by Api
Casual Cyclist
Florida
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Is this a 5 star tire? No. Is this a 5 star value? Absolutely! Don't misunderstand, this is a very good tire. It features low rolling resistance and some puncture resistance. I would buy these all day as an all around best buy if you're just looking for something for casual riding. Not sure about long term durability or professional use? Maybe. I was very impressed. Smooth riding on pavement, even took these on a 30 mile ride on gravely fire road. They dont grab the loose road but they roll over it well and didn't feel loose. If that road were wet, I would have been S O L, but they held up well the low rolling resistance makes the riding much better. This is a great buy.

Reviewed 6/12/2017
Was this review useful to you? Yes/No
Thank you for your feedback.
See more reviews

Articles will open in new tab.

A short primer on emergency bicycle tire repair.
Make your upgrades count. Here's the equipment that will help you ride your bike faster.
Selecting the proper tires for vintage bicycles.
A how-to guide to removing and installing tires, plus some useful tire tips.
Find your tire size in this exhaustive chart.
Know your tire size. This article provides a summary of the common, and not so common, bicycle tire sizes.
Tire Tips   
Keep on rolling safely with these tire tips and recommendations.
Tubular, clincher, tubeless? Wire bead or Kevlar bead? Application? Find answers here.
The tube run-down: valves, weights, valve stems, sizing, and more.