Michelin Pro3 Race

Yorkshirecoal
Yorkshirecoal Posts: 52
edited August 2009 in Road buying advice
Got some of these 2 month ago and done just over 1000 miles on them. Great tyre and very good grip in dry and wet to say they are slick. But that is my concern. Noticed a few little (1mil) nicks in them and was wondering if anyone had the same issue, on these or any other slick tyre. Done want them to explode at 30+ mph. All the nicks are on the top where the puncture resistant part is supposed to be. Done its job though as they are undoubtedly caused by glass. Ran over some the other day.
Don’t really want to pay £60 for new tyres if I don’t have to. Typical Yorkshire I know..
Any advice?
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Comments

  • Wappygixer
    Wappygixer Posts: 1,396
    It happens unfortunately, but hopefully that will be as bad as it gets.
    Remember they are lightweight racing tyres but do perform very well.
    If the cuts get any bigger then you can always superglue them back together with a good quality glue.
    If you want to avoid cutting a bit more try Krylions, a little hader but still a very good tyre.
  • Baytt
    Baytt Posts: 102
    1000 miles for pro race 3's seems to be normal,

    according to my lbs anyway,
  • Mettan
    Mettan Posts: 2,103
    Got some of these 2 month ago and done just over 1000 miles on them. Great tyre and very good grip in dry and wet to say they are slick. But that is my concern. Noticed a few little (1mil) nicks in them and was wondering if anyone had the same issue, on these or any other slick tyre. Done want them to explode at 30+ mph. All the nicks are on the top where the puncture resistant part is supposed to be. Done its job though as they are undoubtedly caused by glass. Ran over some the other day.
    Don’t really want to pay £60 for new tyres if I don’t have to. Typical Yorkshire I know..
    Any advice?

    They called "cuts" Yorkshire - everyone's tyres get them - to give you an idea, you might end up with around 20-30 cuts in a tyre before its worn out - just keep an eye out for any that have gone right through the tyre (tyre can be patched from the inside to see out the rest of its life - or superglued possibly) - you might get 6 months out of a tyre (depending on usage) - then you might need to replace them - after each ride, I just quickly spin my wheels (bike upside down) and flick out any little pieces of glass etc, and just check any larger cuts still look ok.
  • neeb
    neeb Posts: 4,470
    About 1500miles on mine and I've got lots of teeny little cuts too, but no big ones. Other tyres I've had have cut less but the cuts have been larger, which would worry me far more. Swapped the front & rear about 2-300 miles ago when the rear started to flatten, hoping to get at least another 500 miles out of them.
  • oxford
    oxford Posts: 34
    Happened to my pro race 2s, but so far my pro race 3s seem to be holding up for longer.... see how they go...

    Otherwise a really excellent tyre!!
  • Cheers guys. Just show's how tight us Yorkshire folk are. I'll swap them around and turn them inside out then. :lol:
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