Low rolling resistance, excellent resistance to wear and a better grip thanks to the Bi-Compound technology
Two rubber compunds in one tread: In the centre a rubber mix to give more rigidity and on the shoulder area a rubber compound to give good grip when cornering.
Excellent protection against punctures thanks to a High Density-Protection ply on top of the casing.
- HD-Protection puncture ply: +10 % better resistance to punctures (2) on average compared to the main competitor!
- New casing ply - 3X110 TPI
- Tread area is our “Bi compound” technology: +30 % better grip on wet ground (1) on average compared to the main competitor
Lateral tread width optimised for improved grip when cornering
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MICHELIN HDProtectionHD Protection consists of crossed textile High Density reinforcement.
The technology HD Protection consists of textile crossed reinforcements of High Density
The HD Protection technology ensures the best compromise between excellent puncture resistance and low rolling resistance, without penalizing the weight of tyres especially for competition.
HD Protection was introduced in competition in 1986. Michelin R&D continues to improve year after year the performance of its reinforcement anti-flats tyres
Michelin also proposes variants according to the usage:
HD Protection Aramide for a usage in difficult conditions.
HD Protection Bead2Bead for a usage sportives ridingLearn more
MICHELIN Bi-CompoundBi-compound - two different rubber compounds in the tread area.
The Technology Bi-compound, has two different rubber compounds within the tread area.
- The rubber compound in the centre of the tread assures the optimal transmission of torque, that traction when pedaling or when braking. These rubber compounds are designed and optimised to increase resistance to wear, but also help braking safely on wet ground.
- The rubber compound at the shoulder area of the tread brings maximum performance and safety when leaning into a curve or turn giving exceptional levels of grip on dry as well as wet surfaces.
Technology Bi-Compound was invented in 1995 and Michelin R&D continues to improve year after year the performance of this rubber compound and proposes them in many road tyres giving the benefit of this technology, for maximum of grip and resistance to wear for the demanding cyclist.Learn more
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'+30 % better grip on wet surfaces (1) and 10 % better resistance to punctures (2) on average compared by to the main competitor!
(1) Testing conducted externally in 2014 by Wheel Energy (independent company) on tyres available on the market in March 2014. Tests carried out on 23-622 MICHELIN PRO4 Service Course Black tyre:
Breaking friction test carried out in the wet:MICHELIN PRO4 Service Course tyre results 13% better than the results of main competitor.
Cornering adhesion at 20°: MICHELIN PRO4 Service Course tyre results 51% better than the results of main competitor.
(2) Testing conducted externally in 2014 by Wheel Energy (independent company) on tyres available on the market in March 2014. Tests carried out on 23-622 MICHELIN PRO4 Service Course Black tyre:
Sidewall breaking force 2mm: MICHELIN PRO4 Service Course tyre results 17% better than the results of main competitor.
Tread breaking force 2mm: MICHELIN PRO4 Service Course tyre results 8% better than the results of main competitor.
*Compared to the previous MICHELIN PRO 3 range. Internal tests in 2011 on 23-622 (700X23C) Black