Michelin Krylion Carbon Road Tire

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Michelin Krylion Carbon Road Tire
The Michelin Krylion Carbon road tire is an extremely durable clincher, yet retains a superb ride quality. The key to its durability is its thicker center tread. It's reinforced with carbon, which gives you 30% more tread life, so it's not unusual to get thousands of miles on these great all-around tires. Ideal for racing or long-distance training, these tires also deliver a superb grip in wet or dry conditions and are highly resistant to cuts and punctures. They feel sublime, as well, out on the road due to the 127 TPI casing which creates an extra supple ride.
  • Low Rolling Resistance
  • Excellent cornering in wet or dry
  • Smooth slick
  • High mileage
  • Weight: 245g
  • ESC extra supple casing reinforced with bead to bead puncture protector
  • Size: 700X23
Michelin Krylion Carbon Road Tire
  • WEIGHT 245 grams
  • SIZE(S) 700x23
  • TPI 127 TPI
  • BEAD Foldable
  • MAX. PSI 700x20/23(87-109psi)
  • TIRE TYPE Clincher
  • Rating 4.5

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Michelin Krylion Carbon Road Tire
 
4.3

(based on 46 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (30)
  • Lightweight (21)
  • Versatile (12)

Cons

  • Wears out quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Road biking (45)
  • Commuting/city (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (36), Casual/ recreational (6), Competitive cyclist (3)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (33), Comfort oriented (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (45)

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5.0

great for training

By ddmynhnz

from Milton, FL

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightish In Weight
  • Resists Flats
  • Smooth Roller
  • Versatile

Cons

  • There Are Lighter Tires

Best Uses

  • Road Biking

Comments about Michelin Krylion Carbon Road Tire:

These have been my go-to training tire for the better part of the past decade. I've tried others, but keep coming back to these because they roll smoothly, resist flats, back tires last around 3000 miles, fronts just don't wear out for a season or two & I ride 5000 to 6000+ miles every year. They aren't the lightest tire or the fastest tire but they are a great all around solid performer. When on sale (which is often) they offer a great bang for the buck too. Just don't over inflate one. They max out at 8 bars or 116psi.

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

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5.0

Smooth ride

By Fnoxib

from Lowell, MA

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Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments about Michelin Krylion Carbon Road Tire:

      I've ridden these tires for just over 20 miles... and they are the smoothest riding, quietest tires I've ever had. Some reviewers have spoken of easy flats with these tires. That has not been my experience so far - at 115 PSI.

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

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      4.0

      Soft and clingy

      By Rodger Rider Rabbitt

      from Bella Vista, AR

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • High Rolling Resistance

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments about Michelin Krylion Carbon Road Tire:

      Blew out a tube on first inflation. Used a 26mm tube on 25mm tires with a digital (very accurate)pressure gauge. Only went to 100 psi (the tires indicated max is 110 psi) on the second attempt and they worked fine. So don't over-inflate these "puppies"...

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

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      4.0

      Great ride at a great price!

      By Scott

      from Louisville, KY

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Handling
      • Good Ride

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments about Michelin Krylion Carbon Road Tire:

        I'm not a racer, but I put in some miles, and these tires have been a great choice. I'm getting a good, smooth ride and they look good, too!

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

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        5.0

        Great all around tire

        By stay fit

        from Vancouver Washington, USA

        About Me Competitive Cyclist

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City
          • Road Biking

          Comments about Michelin Krylion Carbon Road Tire:

          Used these tires for training, 465 mile , 6 day, ride in Colorado. great ride ,rode the 700x25c at 80-90 psi with tubes, for a plush comfortable ride. Too bad they are not made with a Tubeless bead. After 800 miles hardly any wear! NO flats.

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

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          4.0

          no headline

          By nonenone

          from bella vista ar

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

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          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking

          Comments about Michelin Krylion Carbon Road Tire:

          They are 25grams heavier.The Cont. gator skin is 220grams vs. 245grams for the Krylon carbon tire.
          If you run ultra light tubes, that will reduce the weight.
          Haven't had them on the bike for a lot of miles, but so far the are perforning very well.

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

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          5.0

          I'll most likely purchase again. Great durability!

          By chip'n seal

          from cassville, MO

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Great For Rough Roads

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking

          Comments about Michelin Krylion Carbon Road Tire:

          I ride on very rough chip and sealed roads. Not signs of pitting or cuts. Very durable. I'll take the slightly rougher ride for the durability any day!

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

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          5.0

          I would buy this product again.

          By Bill

          from Vallejo ,Ca.

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Biking

            Comments about Michelin Krylion Carbon Road Tire:

            I have been a fan of Michelin Krylions since my first pair 10 years ago. 4000 miles without a puncture!

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

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            4.0

            2000 miles in a year and no flat!

            By Nigel

            from Glendale, AZ

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Biking

              Comments about Michelin Krylion Carbon Road Tire:

              Riding a Specialized road bike, I used to get replacement tubes and tires from Specialized at the shop I purchased my bike at. After numerous flats and replaced tires due to ware, I gave these a try. Although they're ready to replace after 2000 miles, I'm thrilled with them and not a single flat all year!

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

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              4.0

              nice tire

              By Vee

              from Peachtree Corners, GA (metro ATL)

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Biking

                Comments about Michelin Krylion Carbon Road Tire:

                Writing from the perspective of a non-pro but avid rider/Sprint Triathlon participant w/o all the technical jargon:

                These tires strike a nice balance of everything I look for: durability, solid grip when cornering, low rolling resistance, & comfortable ride - all at nice price. What else is there?

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

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