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 49 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (33)
  • Lightweight (22)
  • Versatile (14)

Cons

  • Wears out quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Road biking (47)
  • Commuting/city (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (39), Casual/ recreational (6), Competitive cyclist (3)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (35), Comfort oriented (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (48)

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5.0

Smooth ride

By DSK

from Connecticut

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Michelin Krylion Carbon Road Tire:

      I was a little nervous when I saw that the maximum tire pressure is 109, when it was 125 for my previous tire (the one that came with the Specialized Ruby). But, my first ride was great - I couldn't tell any difference with the tire pumped to 109, and I rode at my usual pace without difficulty.

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

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      4.0

      I would buy this product again

      By John

      from N Ft Myers Florida

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Very Comfortable Ride

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Road Biking
        • Road Tire

        Comments about Michelin Krylion Carbon Road Tire:

        I only have put about 100 miles on them but I've experienced running through broken glass and never got a flat. I ride roads that you are dodging debris in the bike path. I sometimes have got to ride sidewalks because of no shoulders. I bike in N. Ft Myers in the winter. Because of the open container law, everyone throws their bottles out on the streets and sidewalks. This tire seems to hold up under these circumstances well.

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

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        5.0

        Michelin provides

        By CyclistGoat

        from Park City

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking

          Comments about Michelin Krylion Carbon Road Tire:

          Replacement of identical tires. The most flat resistant tire great for training and racing.

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

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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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