anyone got ProRac3 in tobacco/blue?

gkerr4
gkerr4 Posts: 3,408
edited May 2011 in Road buying advice
Hi - does anyone have Michelin ProRace3 tyres in the tobacco / digital blue colour combination?

and do you have any pictures of this tyre on your / a bike?

or if not - can you say if it looks OK on the bike you saw it on?

I have a bit of a thing for them but i'm not sure why - i think quirky tyres are cool and bit of a change fromthe usual black hoops or black with red stripes! - my bike is mainly red and black (a 2008 s-works roubaix) so the tyres would be a considerable contrast - i'm trying to work out if it will be "quirky" or just plain horrible!

any thoughts?

also - these are replacing a set of vittoria Corsa Evos and I have always ben a vittoria guy! - am i likely to be disapointed as a tyre choice? do they have puncture resistance on par (roughly) with the vittorias?

thanks in advance

Comments

  • JohnnyAllez
    JohnnyAllez Posts: 785
    It will look sh1ite :? Get the red/black Pro 3s.
    Jens says "Shut up legs !! "

    Specialized S-Works SaxoBank SL4 Tarmac Di2
  • dawebbo
    dawebbo Posts: 456
    Also think it would look rubbish.

    Great tyres otherwise though.
  • gkerr4
    gkerr4 Posts: 3,408
    Ha ha - just a little too late - bought them this afternoon and will hopefully fit this evening!

    Ah well


    They are brighter than I was expecting! We will soon see what they look like - I'll post some pictures and we can alll laugh or admire as appropriate!

    Cheers
    G
  • rolf_f
    rolf_f Posts: 16,015
    Well, if it doesn't work, you can always go and get a tobacco and blue bike to match the tyres :lol:
    Faster than a tent.......
  • gkerr4
    gkerr4 Posts: 3,408
    Rolf F wrote:
    Well, if it doesn't work, you can always go and get a tobacco and blue bike to match the tyres :lol:

    good thinking rolf - i like it!
  • gkerr4
    gkerr4 Posts: 3,408
    anyway - we have some pictures - i've fitted them!

    Before i post them on photobucket - some observations.

    the vittorias they replace 'feel' like a much higher quality tyre than the ProRace3s. the also practically fell off the rims (campag Eurus) and i have no doubt that they would have went on very easily - that said the prorace went on pretty well too and I'm sure they will be better after then have been on the rims for a few hours / days.

    The vittorias bead and part that is no visible cos it's in the wheel rim, is a fabric material and this goes all the way inside the tyre across the entire width - could this be the kevlar lining they claim to have? - the prorace3s are simply rubber - but they do feel like good quality rubber at that. Finally the profile of the prorace3s 'appears' to be more "pointy" in profile (inflated to 110psi same as vittorias) - they remind me of a specialized tyre i used to have on my langster a long time ago. This could just be because the vittorias had worn though.

    anyway - do i like the look of them? - Hmmm - yeah, kind of - i think they look pretty cool. and if i turn out to hate them, well, i'll have made more expensive mistakes in life eh? - here's the pics:
  • gkerr4
    gkerr4 Posts: 3,408
    (Apologies for phone pictures - not the best)

    Before with the red and black vittorias:
    IMG00066-20110518-1905.jpg

    front one on:
    IMG00067-20110518-1918.jpg

    and both on in sunlight:
    IMG00069-20110518-1941.jpg

    what do we think?[/img]
  • Mystique
    Mystique Posts: 342
    Against all expectations, sense of style and accepted good taste...


    ...I like 'em :D
  • nferrar
    nferrar Posts: 2,511
    I think they could work on certain bikes (probably something steel) but to me they don't look right on a red/black carbon bike
  • inseine
    inseine Posts: 5,786
    Taste is personal,but some things are just wrong :wink:

    Strange handlebars too. IMO
  • JohnnyAllez
    JohnnyAllez Posts: 785
    Silver wheels don`t look right on the bike either :wink:

    I`ve got the digi blue / black tyres on my blue/white/carbon Roob, with black Ksyrium wheels, looks proper :)
    Jens says "Shut up legs !! "

    Specialized S-Works SaxoBank SL4 Tarmac Di2
  • Legshaver
    Legshaver Posts: 75
    Quick.....bring me a bucket.

    Are you by any chance colour blind?
  • Monkeypump
    Monkeypump Posts: 1,528
    Looks absolutely awful!
  • gkerr4
    gkerr4 Posts: 3,408
    he he - excellent!

    well, i quite like 'em.
  • gkerr4
    gkerr4 Posts: 3,408
    inseine wrote:
    Taste is personal,but some things are just wrong :wink:

    Strange handlebars too. IMO

    really? what makes you say that? - you need to try them - they are the best investment i made to the bike - cinelli neo-morphe - great handlebars - so comfy.