Michelin Pro 4 Service Course tires?

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  1. fongster

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    I've been using the Pro series for years (Axial, Pro 2, 3) and love them but just installed the Pro 4s. I bought 23mm as I always have. They seem a tad narrower or taller vs the older Pros--is this an accurate observation? That said, I'm about to restock and wonder if I should go to 25mm instead? I don't road race, just fast training and weigh 170 lbs. Thanks.
     
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    Just put 23s on my girlfriend's bike and 25s on mine. Did notice hers seemed to be a tad narrower than the Specialized tires I took off. She says they work fine for her but I love the 25s on mine.
     
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    If you don't mind me asking, what do you weigh?
     
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    225 and am fairly aggressive on the road.
     
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    Try the Michelin Krylion Carbon in 25, similar to the Pro4 Endurance, but less expensive.
     
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    bvader Long Live The Gorn!

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    Just bought the Krylions in 23mm 25% off at performance (almost bought the Pro 4 but thought the Krylion were tougher)... haven't put them on yet, have had good luck with Michis in the past..will see if they look "smallish"
     
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    I just bought a Pro4 too, but i havent installed it yet. I was hoping it would make for a good front tire, as i hear they wear a little on the fast side. But hearing they are on the skinnier side makes me kinda nervous. I mostly do coffee crew, Food park and Como rides, so they are pretty fast training rides. For reference, the tire i love up front is the diamante pro's, but i figured id try the pro 4 since i got a good deal on one.
     
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    My new 4s are basically the same width as the old Pros but as someone mentioned, a little taller than before. They feel great. Seem to roll better--maybe its the taller shape?
     

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