Michelin Pilot City Commuter Tire

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Michelin Pilot City Commuter Tire
The urban standout Pilot City commuter tire boasts triple protection that makes it practically impervious to everyday road hazards. This Protek Max technology incorporates reinforcements under the tread and in the sidewalls as well.
  • Special PROTEK COMPOUND rubber mix with antioxidant elements and a reinforced architechture that promote: high mileage, excellent grip and resistance to aging, climatic variations and pollution
  • 5mm thick PROTEK SHIELD anti-puncture reinforcement under the tread
  • PROTEK REINFORCED sidewall protection guards against pinch flats and casing cuts
Michelin Pilot City Commuter Tire
  • WEIGHT 26x1.75(1050g), 700x35(940g)
  • SIZE(S) 26x1.75(47-559), 700x35(37-622)
  • TPI 33 tpi
  • BEAD Wire Bead
  • MAX. PSI
  • TIRE TYPE
  • Rating 4

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Michelin Pilot City Commuter Tire
 
3.8

(based on 6 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

    Cons

    • Heavy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/city (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

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    4.0

    michelin pilot city

    By elbow

    from west new jersey

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Nice Traction Rain Or Dry

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City

    Comments about Michelin Pilot City Commuter Tire:

    these are great all around tires have over 1000 miles look new and handle great in wet or dry they are a little heavy but who care when u are not racing i use my bike for transportation had 1 pinch flat it happens i use my bike on the streets and rough pavement i think they are great for my bike and riding style they roll fast

    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Good Tires

    By guestjam

    from Brooklyn, NY

    About Me Commuter

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City

        Comments about Michelin Pilot City Commuter Tire:

        I put a set of these on my 29er SE Stout, and I've been commuting on them for a few weeks. No complaints. Easy to mount. Low price and good value. Seem well built. They are probably a bit heavy, but I'm not concerned. I weigh nearly 300 lbs and I've put about 300 miles on them in Brooklyn and Manhattan with no problems and no flats so far.

        The reflective sidewalls are not perfectly aligned with the tire sidewall (probably the same on any similar tire design), but it's not a big deal. The placement of the reflective tape probably varies 2mm or so around the full circumference of the tire.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great Tire - a little on the heavy side

        By Myles of Houston's Bike-Club fame

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Commuter

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Nice Roll
        • Reflective
        • Solid

        Cons

        • A little heavy

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Long distance touring

        Comments about Michelin Pilot City Commuter Tire:

        I purchased these tires directly from Nashbar- just last week.

        While others might complain about the difficulty with mounting this tire, I might say that those folks probably don't know how to roll them on.

        It's cold here today, and it was yesterday when I mounted the new purchase. I can see why some folks might say that mounting them is a bit difficult if the tire were "dry" while installing them, but using something like baby powder or soap and water during the installation makes it a snap.

        After my initial test ride around the block, and some more coffee put into my belly, I cast off across the city of Houston for a 25 mile round trip ride.

        On that ride I found that the tires are really quite solid. The side walls hold very firmly in tight corners at both low and high speeds. Their thickness seems to absorb bumps fairly well; although I must note here that I had some spongy old Kenda Kwick-trax that had about 1,000 miles on them.

        All-in-all, these tires are to perform as designed and needed. Although I never had a road flat on my old set of tires (which offered *no* advertisement on being puncture resistant) I do not anticipate having any issues with these tires.

        • Cycling Style:
        • Speed Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good Solid Tire

        By mountain man fritz

        from Wausau, WI

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Long lasting
        • Thick Tread

        Cons

        • A Little Hard To Install
        • Heavier Than Many Tires

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City

        Comments about Michelin Pilot City Commuter Tire:

        I expect this tire to last several years of daily use for my 10 miles a day of commuting. It is a little heavy, but I am happy to accept that for fewer flats on my way to work.

        • Cycling Style:
        • Speed Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        3.0

        difficult to mount

        By recycler27

        from midwest USA

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Heavy Duty
        • Smooth ride
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Difficult to install
        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Road Biking

        Comments about Michelin Pilot City Commuter Tire:

        These tires were very difficult to mount. It was a wrestling match to even get one side of the tire around the rim. They are much thicker at the bead than other tires I have mounted; I had to be very careful to keep the tube's valve stem aligned and pulled out of the hole in the rim. Once both sides of the tire were inside the rim, the stem was completely immobilized by the pinching of the two sides of the tire.

        However, the tires appear to be well made and ride smoothly. After riding on them for about sixty miles, I dismounted one tire and found that it was much more supple and easy to handle. I suspect that these tires have been shrinking since manufacture, but return close to their intended diameter after being used for a while.

        My advice is, don't try to mount these tires unless you are familiar with the subtleties of doing the job.

        • Cycling Style:
        • Comfort Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        great for commuting on the mtn bike

        By stephen

        from waterford, ct

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable Rubber

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

          Comments about Michelin Pilot City Commuter Tire:

          they a bit heavy, but they roll real nice. they require some muscle to mount & dismount ... good thing they don't puncture easily. i use them for my urban/suburban commuting, so the reflective sidewalls are quite nice. the off road traction is o.k. on hard stuff, but loose & wet they ride like a road tire ... which they are. i'll buy 'em again when i wear them out.

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