Top level performance, 7%¹ better on average than the MICHELIN Pro4 Service Course
Grip, handling and endurance of the highest level
TPI : 150
Two different rubber compounds for the centre and the sides of the tread
Michelin Bi-Compound is a totally new mixture of two different rubber compounds in the same tyre!
In the centre of the tread, the rubber is more rigid for less straight line wear
On the sides, the rubber is softer and gives greater grip when cornering
A very low level of rolling resistance through a 30% reduction in casing weight (150 tpi instead of 110 tpi). This greatly limits the distortion of the casing on the road and thus restricts energy losses.
10% reduction in weight (180g) compared with the MICHELIN PRO4 Service Course (200g).
Michelin A1 AirStop Butyl Road Bike Tube Specifications:
Airstop® Butyl tubes answer the needs of everyday cyclists for economical, high quality inner tubes. In each size, Airstop Butyl tubes offer excellent puncture resistance and the consistently high quality for which Michelin is famous.
Valve Type: A1 - unthreaded
40mm presta valve - 96g
52mm presta valve -98g
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Rated 2 out of 5 by VfbAus Average
These tyres feel good to ride on, fast and lightweight, look good on the bike, but thats where it ends unfortunately.
After doing only 300km the side wall has split. It just looks like someone has come along and made a perfectly straight cut with a razor.
It could just be bad luck as I have had them before and they were ok. So might try the Service Course or Endurance next time.
09 September 2014