Two French brothers called Edouard and Andre Michelin, owned a rubber factory. One day, a cyclist with a punctured pneumatic tyre arrived at their factory. This tyre was glued to the rim, and It took over 3 hours to remove it and repair the tyre, which then had to be left overnight to dry. ... Read review
Very good grip in all weather, especially in the wet.
The cost and fact that they wear faster.
"...allies relied heavily on the Michelin range of maps, when planning the Operation Overlord (D-Day landings) on the 6th of June 1944.
The size of a tyre is measured thus:-
We will take a common size tyre as an example - 195/70R x 16 82 V.
"195" is the width of the tread in mm, "70" is the aspect ratio in % (the height of the sidewall divided by the tyre's width), "R" is short for Radial, and "16" is the diameter (in inches) of the wheel rim itself, ..."
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Wear rate, but I'll update on this when they have seen more action
"Michelin Pilot Road 2.
These tyres are advertised as being the best of both worlds because they are a duel compound construction. The centre band of the tyre is a harder compound and is designed to give a much longer life than normal tyres, whilst the shoulders of the tyres are a softer compound to give better grip on corners and when the road is slippery.
I had the tyres fitted to my bike on 22/02/07 [just over 3 months ago] and to date I have ..."
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