Michelin Pro Race 3

I love it when when they improve things i love.. these tires complimrent the HED Ardennes like no other tire.

Michelin debuts Pro³ clincher line

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This year’s Eurobike show saw the official debut of Michelin’s new Pro³ Race clincher road racing tire, whose new dual-compound tread is derived from the company’s Moto GP division. According to Michelin, the new central tread delivers 20% more straight-line grip than the Pro² Race, while the new shoulder rubber offers a whopping 40% improvement. Michelin says the Moto GP compounds are also more readily deformable than before to help maintain grip on coarser pavement and reduce rolling resistance. For added security, the Pro³ Race casing gains a new High Density Puncture Protector (HDPP) nylon belt, yet total claimed weight is still highly competitive at just 200g for the 700x23c size.

Michelin will offer just the Pro³ Race for now, but the family will eventually include an even lighter Pro³ Light model as well as an even grippier Pro³ Grip. The Pro³ Race will be found on complete bikes beginning in October, but won’t hit the aftermarket until March 2008.


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