I have been riding on Pro 4 Endurance tires for at least the last 7 or 8 years. I weigh about 185 lbs yet have been able to get at least 2,500 to 3,000 miles on these tires and often a bit more. I ride about 2,500 to 3,000 miles per season and usually put a new set of tires on each year or so. I ride almost exclusively on paved roads and have had maybe 2 or 3 flats of flats over that time period of 7 to 8 years. The tires perform very well and are solid in the corners.
Solid, affordable tire. Using it for my commuter bike. They're still new-ish, but have given me no reason to doubt their durability or traction. They aren't the fastest or with the least rolling resistance, but that's not the niche they're designed to fill. Would buy again without hesitation.
I used the 25mm version on wider rims (Pacenti SL25, internal width 20mm) on a disc road bike for commute, and had great results. This seems to have the smoothest rolling among other wintertraining tires I've used so far Continental GP 4 seasons, Vitorria Rubino Pro G, Specialized Roubaix Pro.
I put these on as a replacement for Gatorskins. I bought a 25 for the front and a 28 for the rear (lower pressure, more cushioning, etc.). They seem to roll pretty well and I've had no flats and minimal wear over a few hundred miles. I run them on Velocity A23 rims. The front tire, a nominal 25, measures at 28mm with about 90 psi. However, the rear, a nominal 28, measures at 29 at 90 psi. I'm not sure why the 25 runs at almost the same width on the same rim as the 28. So, if you're thinking of buying some as they close out this model, you might want to take that into consideration.
I've ridden a few of these Michelin's and was initially very satisfied with them. Road feel is great, traction is excellent, but then there's the durability issue.
Given that the rubber is soft these tires started getting road cuts the first day I road them. Granted there is much debris on the roads, but this is the first tire that cuts so dang easily. The sidewalls are also so soft that it started to bulge out and very unsafe.
I've stopped buying these tires. So have my other riding buddies. I understand know why they're always on salem
I have been using the 700x25c for a few years and have been happy with the ride and the cornering and will continue using them. The side walls are very thin which gives you a very nice ride and good corning but I did a 8 mile climb on gravel that just chewed the side walls exposing the cord in places but not cutting it. The rear tire was near the end of it's life so I toasted it, moved the front to the back and used a tube patch on the interior of the tire under the two serious cuts. That tire is now near the end of it's life and I will change it out in the next few hundred miles.
Do not use this tire on extended gravel.
The Michelin tires pro4 Endurance that I bought from westernbikeworks was first quality.i bought them on sale.i couldn't get that price anywhere.i changed the tires front and back and. My ride even got smoother charles
I really like the Pro Race 4 Service Course. Lasts a long time, light, supple, corners really well. However I recently bought some HED Ardennes SL wheels with a 25mm wide rim. This is great in a number of ways except that it balloons out the sidewall of your tires. I kept getting side wall cuts and flats as the weak, thin, supple sidewall was exposed by this wide rim. I went with the PR4 Endurance tire to resolve this and stay on wide rims and prevent the weak side wall problem.
Wide rims are great for descending and cornering as well as comfort. Need a good strong sidewall though and these tires fit the bill. They aren't designed for racing. Throw on your carbon tubulars for racing and train on these.
Was using Lithion 23mm tires, but recently switched to new, wider rims and wanted a wider tire to match. After looking at all the reviews, I selected the Pro4 Endurance. Good balance of puncture protection and relatively low weight. These tires roll nicely, corner well and work well in dry and wet conditions from my own experience. So far, so good.
These are great all around tires for trying and long distance riding. I'm a tall, heavy guy and wear most tires out quickly so I was looking for something harder wearing but with good traction and decent suppleness. These Pro4 Endurance tires bit the bill perfectly. They wear like iron yet still provide a sporty ride with good comfort. Win, win, win! They are also quite true to size with my 23mm tires measuring just over 23mm.