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Go for the long haul.

Long miles and winter training rides call for a tire that won't give up the ghost at the first sight of road debris. The Michelin Pro4 Endurance Clincher Tire steps in to provide exceptional flat protection and durability to power long endurance road races or tackle all those off-season base miles.

The Pro4 Endurance is the marathon runner of Michelin's Pro4 lineup, built to churn out the miles with grit and perseverance. Featuring a high-density HDProtection belt across the entire casing, the Pro4 has a claimed additional 40% flat resistance compared to competitors. Of course, the especially pernicious bits of road detritus (goat heads, staples, and virtually anything when it's raining) that will still puncture that belt; however, those same malfeasants will also flat harder, less forgiving tires. The Pro4 Endurance balances puncture resistance with road feel as well as almost any endurance tire we've ridden.

Michelin knows that we don't just want a tire that reduces flats. We also want it to go fast. While the advanced protection brings with it a smidgeon more weight compared to the Pro4 Service Course, these tires still clock in at an acceptable weight for getting up climbs. Michelin's BiCompound adds to the speed with a more rigid center for high durability, low rolling resistance, and just the right grip for stable braking on dry and wet roads. At the shoulder, a slightly stickier rubber provides extra grip for sweeping through corners regardless of weather.

  • The most storied line in cycling tires now goes endurance
  • Bead to bead puncture resistance for base mile durability
  • Maintains road feel despite added flat protection
  • Lighter than conventional hardshell endurance tires

Tech Specs

700 c x 23 mm, 700 c x 25 mm, 700 c x 28 mm
HDProtection Bead2Bead
[700x23] 87 - 116, [700x25] 73 - 109
Claimed Weight:
[700x23] 225 g, [700x25] 245 g
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:

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Avg. ride time: 4h 49m per week
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  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I mounted and remounted these twice on a like-new Mavic Ksyrium SLS wheelset. They were beyond difficult to mount / remove and eventually broke one of the tire levers due to the amount of force required to get them in place. Once seated, on both the front and rear wheel, the tire's bead began to immediately bulge away from the rim. I checked and rechecked the pressure and tube, both were set correctly. I refuse to take a chance on finding when and where that bead will let go - or - to be honest, change these beasts when I do have a flat tire. No thank you!!


Too hard to put on and off

    I hope I never flat with these because they are the absolute hardest tires I ever put on. Damaged one tube in process. Guess I better start caring tie levers in my pouch.

    One Bad Experience

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I had only 210 miles and 2 rides on these tires (700 x 28) and had a catastrophic failure which unfortunately damaged the carbon rim on my Specialized Diverge Pro. Luckily it did not happen the week before during the Trek RAW ride where there were some very fast descents in the rain. They failed on a breakfast club ride (D-E pace) with 10 other riders. Although you can never know for sure, I didn’t see anything unusual on the road and did not find any debris in the tire afterwards. No one else flatted. It sounded like a shotgun when it blew unexpectedly! I checked the front tire pressure with a digital gauge on the outside chance a temperature change might have increased the tire pressure; but everything was within range. I was also running latex tubes which are a tad porous over time. The picture indicates it failed along what looks like to be a seam in the tires construction and I’ll propose a possible manufacturing defect during the molding process.

    Competitive Cyclist gave me credit to apply to product. Specialized offered some relief on a new rim via their crash program. And my LBS (Pedal & Spoke in North Aurora) built up the wheel for free. Awesome support by all. Not so great was support by Michelin. My LBS gave the tire to the local Michelin rep and they sent it back to France for analysis. We never heard anything back from them after 5 months and a few follow-ups. So I figure I was patient enough before posting this negative review. Bought 2 pairs at the time and am using them up on my wife’s trainer setup rather than trust them on the road.

    One Bad Experience
    Unanswered Question

    Can anyone comment on what the actual installed width is for the 28mm version? I know that the michelins tend to run big.

    A new favourite tyre

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I used to love Michelin Pro 2 Race tyres and used them happily for several years for weekend riding, sportifs and commuting. This was ruined with the arrival of the Pro 3, which seemed to have sidewalls made from waxed paper: they were light but very prone to sidewall cuts. Which, in fairness, is probably because I was trying to use a 'race' tyre for all-round riding.

    Michelin seems to have recognised these differing needs and now makes several variants of the Pro 4 series.

    I've been running Pro 4 Endurances on my road bike since early summer and have been delighted to get the combination of grip, acceleration and durability that I liked in the Pro 2s.

    Given how well they seem to be wearing and how slow my commuter bike felt, by comparison, I've thrown a pair of 25s on my daily commuter and they're holding up nicely, despite the embarrassing state of Seattle's roads.

    As a bonus, they're often available on this site for a reasonable price.

    Great Tire for a serous Rider !!!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I ride 300-350 Miles a week . I only weigh 135 lbs but have had great success with the 25mm Pro 4 Endurance . 2500-3000 Miles depending how many time I rotate . Usually every 500 Miles I switch out front to backs ! I want to try the 28's on my NewFrame set but don't5 know if they will fit ? I have a new set of Hoops coming and I would love to step up to 28's ! Anyone run then on a Ridley Noah SL ??? they seem to be out of 25's after I bought 3 sets in November for me and my Girls bikes . Now they only have 23's & 28's ..............

    Very nice upgrade from my other Michelin

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Bought these after doing a bit of research on I wanted to find a decent puncture resistant tire that rode well and did not break the bank. This tire has more than met my expectations. First, I switched from 23 to 25. Much better ride. These tires ride much smoother than my old cheap Michelin Dynamic Pro 23's that came with my bike. Second, the bike seem to grip the road better. Third, I feel more confident on them and don't even think about flats. I have only had a pinch flat in 1850+ miles since July - didn't see the road hazard coming.... At the time I purchased the tires, it was the v1. The v2 is out (which is what is reviewed on the site I listed). If you really want the v2, then check with backcountry on what version is being offered. Great tires and I will definitely purchase again. For the price they are offered plus the free 2 day shipping, it is hard to beat. I weigh about 160 and ride 100 - 130 mi/wk.

    i love these

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    After experimenting with a few of the more popular high-end road tires (Conti GP4000S, Vittoria Open Corsa, etc), I think I've found my go-to tires. The road feel on my 25's is supple and smooth, and I felt comfortable on a 50+ MPH descent on the first ride. I would say that compared to other tires of this caliber that I've ridden, they are just a touch less communicative to the rider, but the increased flat protection and comfortable road feel make up for it easily. In all likelihood, I will buy these tires again when my current set wears out.

    I have heard the size of these tires is some how off.....the 25mm measure more like a 28 mm ....any comments or feedback are appreciated ...thanks

    Hi Luca,

    The Michelin pro 4 endurance tires are great! They have great traction and good service life. I have 25mm sized tires and once inflated to 95psi, they measure out to 26.5mm. If you don't have clearance issues, a bigger contact patch is great for traction and rolling resistance. Michelin is a great tire manufacturer that I would strongly recommend. Hope this helps!


    Great tire!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Very easy to install, great traction, seems real durable. Not sure what else you could ask for in a tire.

    All Around Great Tire

      I've been riding on this these tires for the last 4 years and am very happy with them. I usually get 2300-2600 miles from a set of these Pro4 Endurance tires. Occasionally I'll get a flat from a goat head or staple but only a couple of times per tire life. I use the 25mm and these give me the best ride. I used other brands but always come back to these so now I just keep these on my bike.

      Its amazing what difference 2mm makes.

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      Background: I am 215 lbs, ride about 75-100 miles a week, and ride an Allez Smartweld with custom built wheels with DT Swiss RR440 tubeless ready rims. They are sort of a budget, stiff, bomb-proof wheel set.

      I previously ran through two sets of Krylions in 23mm. I was impressed with the rolling resistance, grip, and durability (I flatted twice in 6,000 miles, both due to pinch. When it came time to replace them, I decided to give another Michelin tire a go, and Competitive Cyclist had a great price I could not pass up.

      It is my understanding that the Pro4 Endurance is essentially the newer generation of Krylion, and so far I've found it to be far superior to that tire. The 25mm width results in a drastically improved ride. My bike is much more comfortable. I would run my 23mm Krylion in 100F/110R PSI, I run these Pro4 Endurance at 95F/105R. The grip is also leaps and bounds improved over the Krylion, and the rolling resistance is a little improved.

      The biggest negative is that these were a PAIN to mount on my RR440 rims. Its probably due to those being tubeless ready. Just something to be aware of if you are running clinchers on your tubeless rims.

      I'll update the review with longevity impressions later. If I get ~2,500 miles out of the rears, I will be very happy as this is what I got with the Krylion.

      Beefier version of the Michelin Pro4 SC

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This is basically a version of the Michelin Pro4 Service Course tire with a bead to bead puncture protection. If the roads you ride on are rough but you're not ready to switch to a stiff riding puncture protection tire like an Armadillo or Gatorskin, this would be a great option.

      Is this the v2 version of the Pro4 Endurance tire?

      These are V2 of the tire.

      There are no markings on the tire themselves to differentiate between the two versions. The V2 comes in a tall blue/yellow box while the V1 comes in a smaller black/white box. I'm attaching a photo of what I received.

      These are V2 of the tire.

There are no markings on the tire themselves to differentiate between the two versions. The V2 comes in a tall blue/yellow box while the V1 comes in a smaller black/white box. I'm attaching a photo of what I received.
      Avg. ride time: 5m per week
      • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

      Fantastic tires

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      By far, the best tires I have used. Fast and smooth, sticky in the corners. No flats yet and I put a lot of miles on roads with significant debris.

      best tire around

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      this tire will make you ride faster, stop faster, ride longer,
      but this tire is great, it is a very smooth ride, hugs the road when your making your turns at high speeds. if you need a new set on your road bike then for sure give these guys a look at.

      Avg. ride time: 3h 36m per week
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      Couldn't be happier!!!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I had some bad experiences before with Michelin. (It was one set, but for what I had paid it was enough to turn me off to them). I've slowly been coming back around. 2 years ago I discovered the Lithion 2's. I liked that the wore well, and could pick them up for about 1/3 of the price of gatorskins.

      I found a deal on Pro4 Endurance earlier this year and figured I'd give them another shot. I'm a big guy riding on average to downright lousy roads in New England and I managed to put 2100+ miles on them before flatting. The flat was from overall wear, more than a failure.

      I'm no pro, so I can't speak to the nuances of performance. But to me the felt responsive, they cornered well, and felt like they took some of the edge of the choppy roads. When the Christmas deal came up, it was a no brainer to stock up for this year.