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Old 03-26-20, 03:15 PM
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Michelin 650x35a World Tour tires

Last week I picked up an old bike that had Michelin World Tour's 650x35a on it. I really liked the tread on them so I checked to see if they were still available and I found some around.
My question is... Has anyone used these tires and what are your thoughts on them? Worth getting them. They look very nice on the older Raleigh's...
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Old 03-26-20, 03:27 PM
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Although World Tour is a very inexpensive, heavy and very low-performing tire, other than that they're great!

There used to be a folding version (Hi-Lite Tour) having the same tread pattern and with a finer, "woven", belted casing. I raced CX on those since they were a very wide 27" tire that fit my 27" Mod4 rims.

The modern ones with wire beads have a coarse casing thread count and with extra rubber on the sidewalls, so they feel very different, slower.

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And they flatted pretty easy as well.
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Originally Posted by 52telecaster View Post
And they flatted pretty easy as well.
Did you get alot of flat tires with these? I ride paved path ways and paved streets 99% of the time so I hope I dont get alot of flat tires...
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Did you get alot of flat tires with these? I ride paved path ways and paved streets 99% of the time so I hope I dont get alot of flat tires...
i was commuting to work and back on some pretty suspect alleys and streets in the poor end of town so there is that. I think I'd have had better luck on better roads.
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One other thing I noticed on these tires...
They are 35-590 26x1 3/8 and the other tires I normally use are 37-590 26x 1 3/8....
What is the difference in them?
It's like they are the same but different...
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