I first bought a pair of these tires a few years ago when my Continentals wore out. They were an immediate improvement in handling, speed, and rolling resistance. They lasted much longer than I expected, and I was commuting over 100 miles a week on them.
This, when the tires on my new bike died on a patch of broken glass, I decided to go back to the Pro4s. Since getting them, Ive found them to be durable and smooth as before, but this time they dont seem as fast, and theres actually more rolling resistance. I have think their formula has changed, so I wouldnt recommend these anymore if youre looking to go faster. They do wear well and hold the road nicely.
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.
Superb dry grip, decent durability, reasonable puncture protection.
In my opinion, the best all around training tires at this price point. I trust these tires for high speed cornering. When WBW has these on sale, they are the best value anywhere.
I have been riding on both of my bikes these tires for numerous years. (TREK carbon & KLEIN Quantum) I have them mounted on ROLF VIGORS rims. They are fast yet sticky for safely hammering corners.
I started using the Michelin Pro4 Service tires at the recommendation of a friend after having a really bad experience with some Conti tires. The beads are really flexible, so it's really easy to service a flat on the road. The tires feel really nice when cornering, and the puncture resistance so far has been great.
This is a high value tire, especially on sale. I am a Michelin fan and this is a very good tire for the money. I easily get 5 to 6 thousand miles on a setwith better than average lack of flats. You can certainly get better puncture protection but at a cost and these have greater rolling capacity without significant puncture risk.
I bought these tires for a bike I was riding on weekends for an upgrade in performance. The bike I was commuting with finally bit the dust and I decided to start riding the weekend bike to work. I just put new tires on after deciding that the old ones had worn a little too thin and the shape was rather flat. Honestly, I could probably get away with a few hundred more miles, but don't want to risk it. There were several small cuts from all the riding, but only one reached the cord (it was from a very sharp glass shard I picked up in a parking lot a few months back). I estimate that I got about 3500 miles out of them, and most of those miles were commuting. I rode all through winter and in some poor conditions. They held up beautifully and gave me a much longer life than I ever expected. I did notice that they seemed to wear quickly for the first 200-300 miles, but then they wore slowly for the rest of their life. I have no complaints to make-they're quite fast, corner well, and feel good on the road. Incidentally, I bought the tires with the white accent, despite riding in all kinds of conditions, I didn't have much trouble keeping them pretty clean. I highly recommend these tires!
These tires handles the road very well, good tractions and rides very smooth. not very reliable. i did a century on them with no problem. The next day I wanted to do a short ride, i realized that i had a flat and a huge gash on the side. i only put about 200 miles on them before i retired them. the worse tires i have ever owned
These tires ride smooth and sticky. I put 2400 miles on them before the rear got so square that it started to show bare threads. I use them pretty hard too lots of long rides on Dirty 30, occasional gravel, and unforgiving commuting.
The only complaints I have are really compromises that Michelin made. These tires have great traction because the compound is pretty soft. While my tires lasted 2k miles, there were LOTS of deep gashes that exposedcut through threads - I probably should have replaced the rear sooner. Likewise the tire rides so smooth because the 25s actually measure 27.5mm 100psi. As long as you know what you're buying they're fantastic.