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
 
4.4

(based on 61 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (43)
  • Lightweight (24)
  • Versatile (21)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)
  • Wears out quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Road biking (57)
  • Commuting/city (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (47), Casual/ recreational (9), Competitive cyclist (3)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (41), Comfort oriented (18)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (60)

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4.0

nice tires. hard to mount

By terri

from iowa

About Me Casual/ Recreational

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Pros

  • Nice Looking

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Michelin Krylion Carbon Road Tire:

      Nice looking tires. Can tell you how they wear since they've been on only a couple of weeks. It's a tire. What can i say. It goes round and round. And does it very well. However it was a pain in the "where too many extra cookies go" to mount. I strained and pushed and finally, very very carefully, had to use a claw hammer to lever the last few inches over the rim. Oh well it's on!

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

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      5.0

      Great tire for the $$$

      By Oranjefan

      from Woodstock, GA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Inexpensive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments about Michelin Krylion Carbon Road Tire:

        Great all around tire for the money. Good grip and rolling resistance. Can be a little tough to mount but I've seen tires that are much tougher. Will keep buying these as long as Michelin cranks them out.

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

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        4.0

        Another Quality Michelin Product

        By Fuzz E Face

        from Wisconsin

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Excellent Traction

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments about Michelin Krylion Carbon Road Tire:

        Excellent traction on dry surfaces

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

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        5.0

        Excellent all weather road tire

        By Slick

        from Tennessee

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking
          • Road Biking

          Comments about Michelin Krylion Carbon Road Tire:

          This the third set of these for me. They are very soft yet durable.

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

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          5.0

          Smooth and Reliable

          By Rasta K.

          from Bronx, NY

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City
            • Road Biking

            Comments about Michelin Krylion Carbon Road Tire:

            These tires are not the lightest or fastest. With that said, if you are tired of flats on a casual ride and wouldn't mind a smoother rolling this is the way to go. They're simply awesome for the days when you you just want to take it easy and enjoy the ride.

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

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            5.0

            still going strong

            By Vietnam Vet

            from Lancaster, PA

            About Me Avid Cyclist

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Biking
              • Training Rides

              Comments about Michelin Krylion Carbon Road Tire:

              These tires wear like steel. I get more miles out of a set of these than any other tires costing twice the price. I have two bikes and can mount them on either bike without the need of tools, which is a big plus for me. I ride in south, central PA and we have a lot of tar and chip roads and roadside trash to contend with. I find I get far fewer flats with these than with all other tires I've tried. Only wish Nasbar would offer them in 25 which are a little more comfortable than the 23 and you don't lose that much performance. The're lighter tires out there but if you are looking for a good all around training tire, these are hard to beat..

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

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              5.0

              My favorite tire hands down

              By AB1

              from Eastern Idaho

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Biking

                Comments about Michelin Krylion Carbon Road Tire:

                I put 100-150/week and these tires are the only concession I make on adding any weight that I don't have to. They are relatively heavy but when you can usually ride these things for 2,500-3,000 miles without a single flat (I change them before I get a flat) it's totally worth it. Nothing is worse than Having a blow out coming down a hill or in traffic. I'm not saying you'll never get a flat but these things ride pretty well and I've never had problems with the tire. I heard they're not making it and the pro 4 is replacing it which weighs 20-30 grams less. I'm want to try it but it's hard to switch after having such good luck for thousands and thousands of miles. I'm definitely partial to these tires! The red wall goes great with my black with red accent bike

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

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                4.0

                Nice

                By JCV

                from Maryland USA

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                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Extreme Sports

                Comments about Michelin Krylion Carbon Road Tire:

                Nice

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

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                5.0

                A Classic

                By fikto

                from New England

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Flat Resistant
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Biking

                  Comments about Michelin Krylion Carbon Road Tire:

                  I'm very glad Michelin brought this one back after it was discontinued. It's always been the best all-around tire for durability, speed and comfort. I'm on the 3rd set and ride some pretty rough roads. The Krylions have rolled on with no flats and a smooth, stable feel. The rear will wear out sooner than the front by a 2 to 1 ratio so I like keep an extra to replace that one. Now that Nashbar carries these again, there's no reason not to keep doing the same, especially for the price.

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

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                  5.0

                  Great for heavy rider!

                  By Getchrider

                  from McKinney, TX

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Biking

                    Comments about Michelin Krylion Carbon Road Tire:

                    I'm a 220lb rider and appreciate the toughness of this tire. Every bump, shard, nail is forced against my tires more than average rider. These tires are NOT heavy, and they have protected tubes wonderfully. Tried Gatorskin and extra weight and width was not as good as Krylon. Full recommendation - especially if heavy rider.

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

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