I haven't used every tyre on the market, but of the ones I have tried these are the best by a long way. Puncture resistant, fairly fast and very grippy, a brilliant pair of tyres
Very puncture resistant
Grippy in corners
Comfortable with little speed penalty
None so far
These 28mm Michelin Pro4 Endurance road bike tyres turned up in time to take on the Paris-Roubaix Challenge sportive back in April. Hitting the gruelling cobbles of the Hell of the North, these dual-compound tyres noticeably dampened the impact of the infamous pavé and never lost their grip — instilling confidence for the rest of the tough sportive.
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I've now done nearly 2000 miles on these tyres, and so far have had one puncture on the front and none at all on the back, and that one puncture was due to an unusually large piece of flint. Those many miles include the time on the cobbles, rides on wet debris covered roads, clashes with potholes, and commutes on glass strewn London streets.
Unless you're running solid tyres, none will ever be 100% puncture proof, but these seem pretty close.
What’s more, they’re very grippy, corner perfectly, and roll just as fast as 25mm rivals I've used recently. Also, if you think 28mm is overkill then these are available in 23 and 25mm options too.
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Pretty much the perfect rubber for most riders, and likely to be a permanent feature on my bike from now on. At £41.99 they’re not the cheapest but are a worthy long term investment.
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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing as well as cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist magazine in 2017.
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