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    Michelin Power Competition Tires - How are they?

    Well... it's been over an year since these tries came into market. Anyone use them? If yes, how are they? Are they better than the Pro4 SC or the mighty Conti 4K IIs?

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    I have friends on them, but haven't ridden them myself. They seem to like them a lot. Performance and durability appear to be very similar to the Contis. I have ridden the Power Endurance model, and really like them. Not as fast as the Contis, but more durable and they do ride nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmanthree View Post
    I have friends on them, but haven't ridden them myself. They seem to like them a lot. Performance and durability appear to be very similar to the Contis. I have ridden the Power Endurance model, and really like them. Not as fast as the Contis, but more durable and they do ride nicely.
    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmanthree View Post
    I have friends on them, but haven't ridden them myself. They seem to like them a lot. Performance and durability appear to be very similar to the Contis. I have ridden the Power Endurance model, and really like them. Not as fast as the Contis, but more durable and they do ride nicely.
    how do you know they're not as fast as the Contis?

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    FWIW the Power Competition tested on rollers a Watt and change faster than the GP4000S II, at higher pressures, according to:

    Road Bike Tire Comparison: Continental Grand Prix 4000S II Vs Michelin Power Competition

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    Been riding Michelin Tires for ever. Never used anything else. Power Competition tires are awesome compared to SC4 Pro. Head and shoulders better wear and cut protection. I ride the same roads all the time and the Power Competition show less wear compared to SC4 over same mileage. Also these tires have wear indicators on tread. Can't compare to Conti but Michelin won best bike tire in last tire competition. Try'em out you won't be disappointed plus what's cooler than having Bib on the side of your tires?

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    I was reading up on bike stuff yesterday and browsed again through Tom Anhalt's blog, there's an old but interesting post about Crr and aerodynamics of tires.

    Comparing the GP4000S II to other tires, among which the Pro 4 SC, the Michelin basically was on par with the German tire as far aerodrag goes, but "took a hit" owing to its higher Crr.

    Since the new tires match the GP4000 on Crr, it would be interesting to find out about the full picture now.

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    I just did 20 mile test ride with my newly purchased Power Competition tires and I like the suppleness. It rides smoother than my Schwalbe One clincher at same tire pressure. Supposedly it has less rolling resistance than Schwalbe but it was hard to notice. More riding may be needed to figure it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvber View Post
    I just did 20 mile test ride with my newly purchased Power Competition tires and I like the suppleness. It rides smoother than my Schwalbe One clincher at same tire pressure. Supposedly it has less rolling resistance than Schwalbe but it was hard to notice. More riding may be needed to figure it out.
    Any more insight? I just bought a pair after many years of running the ContiGP4k's...

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    Two random sidewall rips already my Michelin power comp rear with maybe 500 miles of riding. Two race dnfs because of it. Can't recommend them. Rode the pr3s for years and never experienced a sidewall problem. The Powers certainly feel fast but the schwalbe ones have a better road and cornering feel for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodys737 View Post
    Any more insight? I just bought a pair after many years of running the ContiGP4k's...
    You will like it if they are free of defect. Mine came with bump at one end which made it feel like riding on sidewalk (joints every 5 feet). I returned it for refund.

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    I've been on them (Power Competition) for a few months and love them. I've put my Contis in the bin. They roll very fast (noticeably) and aren't rock hard like Contis are.

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