My last set of tires were showing signs of wear. I probably could have squeezed another season out of them, but instead, I came across these Michelin City tires on sale for almost half off.
Here are some specs from their site:
Special PROTEK COMPOUND rubber mix with antioxidant elements and a reinforced architecture that promote:
• High mileage and excellent grip
• Resistance to aging, climatic variations and pollution
1mm thick PROTEK SHIELD anti-puncture reinforcement under the tread.
Aside from the great price, two things appealed to me about these tires. First, they’re made of a pretty soft compound of rubber, leading me to believe these will be stickier than my previous set. Second, there’s a nice reflective strip on the sidewall, which will help me be more visible with cross traffic. Because of that, my friend jokingly called these new tires, whitewalls.
After I’ve logged a few miles on them, I’ll post my thoughts. My first impression is they’re a little squeaky, but pretty grippy.