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Subject: Michelin vs Continental Bike tires
I was getting a lot of flats with my speedy Michelins. Switched to a Continental Gator Skin on the back tire only. Will this slow me down?
My 70.3 ironman races are around 5:30 for reference to my speed. Thanks for your thoughts.


2013-06-12 7:07 PM
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Short answer...yes, the gatorskin will slow you down.

They don't call them race tires for a reason?  How old were your tires when you started getting more flats?  Race tires are much softer and don't last as long.  Some tires may only last a few hundred miles (depending on what type of roads you're riding on) before they get a little thin and become more prone to punctures.

2013-06-12 8:04 PM
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Subject: RE: Michelin vs Continental Bike tires
Well I had my first ride on my new Conti GP 4000 today and was almost 1mph faster on the same course than with my gatorskins. So yes.
2013-06-12 8:06 PM
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I replaced my Kenda contenders with the Mavic Yskium Pro and was also 1 mph faster.
2013-06-19 10:19 PM
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Subject: RE: Michelin vs Continental Bike tires
Thanks, yes picked up Michelin Pro 4 for my 70.3 this weekend in Mont Tremblant. Feel good riding this week, see how they do in the race.
2013-06-20 8:27 AM
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Subject: RE: Michelin vs Continental Bike tires
Originally posted by Jimbob Thanks, yes picked up Michelin Pro 4 for my 70.3 this weekend in Mont Tremblant. Feel good riding this week, see how they do in the race.
Which version? There are 4 versions of the Pro 4 and the Service Course with latex tubes has the same Crr as a GP4000S with butyl tubes (data here). The others will be faster or slower than the SC.


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