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Michelin Protek Max A3 700 x 32-42c 40mm PV Tube


Price: $8.32 - $48.62
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  • Thanks to its square shape, the Protek Max tube is positioned in the rim well and does not twist
  • Unique uneven design has a compression reaction in the event of a puncture giving a self-plugging
  • 250 grams

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Michelin Protek Max A3 700 x 32-42c 40mm PV Tube + Pedro's Bicycle Tire Lever - Pair + Park Tool VP-1 Vulcanizing Patch Kit (Single)
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Product Description

If you want to keep flat tires to a minimum, whether it's due to punctures out on a ride or pesky issues during installation, then the Michelin Protek Max tube should be your tube of choice. This stoutly built tube comes pre-loaded with sealant to keep you rolling along worry-free while its unique square shape resists twisting while mounting for seamless installation. Unique square shape resists twisting during installation Pre-loaded with sealant to increase flat protection Excellent air retention means longer stints between re-inflation Choose either 700x32-42 or 26x1.85-2.30 sizes Butyl rubber construction Schrader valve

Product Details

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  • ASIN: B00761FAM4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #159,982 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

Knock on wood!
A Florida Cyclist
So if you are looking for some peace of mind, and a tire that holds pressure forever as a bonus, these are worth the money.
CJM
Whether its hype or quality, I can't yet tell.
David W. Miller

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Florida Cyclist on June 22, 2013
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I just finished a fully self-contained, 1,286 mile bicycle tour throughout Florida (A line from coast to coast through Gainesville to Key West and points in between). I've got to say, I only had to put a little air (usually in the rear tire) about every 4 days, but with the rear wheel bearing most of the load, a total of 107 pounds (plus me at 240), I found this ridiculously exceptional. I will also mention that I was running on a pair of Schwalbe "Marathon Plus Tour" tires. A combination of the two, delivered an ease of mind mentality after about 800 miles. I just couldn't beleive what the tires were surviving with all the varied road debris and some gravel trails and roads (In the Everglades and parts of Lake Ockeechobee). I've got over 2,600 miles on the combination and haven't had a single flat. Knock on wood!

The inner tubes definitely look different. Even my LBS people were a little curious about the tubes, I had them change out the tubes as I was trying to finish up tax time before I left on my "Tour de Florida". But, the combination delivered as I had hoped. Now that the load is off of the bicycle, 2 weeks later I haven't had to add any air yet.

I would recommend these tubes to anyone that needs peace of mind when riding. I now even have 2 back-up tubes when the need arises to replace them, which I don't think will be anytime soon.

Update 3/5/2014: Since this orginal review, I also toured with my bicycle in South America for almost 4 months. Unbelieveably; Same tires and inner tubes on today.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Zoomungus on November 17, 2012
Size Name: 40mm - Presta Verified Purchase
I could not find a presta valved slime tube for kenda cross tire I was going to put on my 29er, I found this Michelin tube and thought I would try it.

I have run the tubes for a month so far and they have worked really well. I used slime tubes before which were ok but all the cactus spikes around here would give multiple punctures every day and I would lose 10psi a week from the slow leaks. The Michelin tubes have lost 0 psi over a month

These Michelin tubes have worked well for me.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By KC on October 2, 2013
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The tiny amount more that these weigh is more than made up for in the elimination of time spent on the side of the road fixing flat tires. My wife had a slime light tube and while riding with me had a flat. We both stopped and made the repair together by just using a spare slime light tube we had after making sure the tire was free of anything to cause a puncture. I partially inflated the Tue, put on some talc and put it together. I rolled it under a small amount of weight and bounced it before filling it to pressure. I am a Schwinn trained mechanic and I know the repair was correct. We rode another 1/4 of a mile and it failed too. If it were a race, I would have won even if my tubes were slightly heavier, not that the weight is noticeable.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Reed on December 19, 2012
Size Name: 26 x 1.85/2.3 - 40mm Presta Verified Purchase
These tubes are the best. I have rode over 1000 miles and had 0 flats. In Arizona, that's incredible. Also they hold air pressure very well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David W. Miller on January 28, 2014
Size Name: 34mm - Schrader Verified Purchase
As advertised, these tubes are different in feel and appearance. Whether its hype or quality, I can't yet tell. One of the two I bought went flat just after it was installed. But, I took it out and submerged it is a tub and couldn't detect a leak. I put it back on the bike and it works fine. I'm guessing it was something in the valve stem. So far, these tubes perform very well and I plan on getting a couple more to have spares around when I may need them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By h on June 24, 2012
Size Name: 26 x 1.85/2.3 - 40mm Presta Verified Purchase
Very nice self sealing tubes. A bit big for the same size tires but they fit. I have them on for a week now and no problems.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Lars Rider on June 7, 2012
Size Name: 40mm - Presta Verified Purchase
I bought the tube because of the tricked out tech that Big M employs. A tire that tries to close the puncture, mechanically? Crazy cool.

However, the Michelin Protex Max bike tube may work to get you home after a tire puncture, but it weighs over 250g when normal tubes weigh 150g. This weight wasn't in the product description or on the box. I found it online after I put them in my tires and noticed some sluggishness when I rode.

At $9 a pop, there is another solution for $20 a tube, but weighs under 150g.

At the size of tire I was using (700cx42) adding 200g of edge rotating mass, potentially makes a big difference.

I will still try them for a while to see if the weight is a deal breaker to me, but I already can feel it when I try to accelerate.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shopping IS Therapy on May 11, 2014
Size Name: 34mm - Schrader Verified Purchase
I bought two of these for my dad's bike, and was startled when they arrived. The heavy rubber tubes were curled up in their flimsy boxes then stuffed into a padded envelope. By the time they got to me, the side of the envelope had busted open about 3-4 inches - not enough for the contents to come out but enough to thoroughly damage the box and the tubing of one box had multiple rub/scuff marks. To be fair, it appears as though the USPO played soccer with it before bringing it to my mailbox. But to be frank, I would never have considered someone would be dimwitted enough to put 2 boxes of that size and weight into a paper envelope and expect them to arrive in tact. It's a shame I can't post photos of the packaging and damage! HOWEVER - both tubes did arrive, and they have been functioning for about 1 week without issue, so I THINK things are going to work out ok.
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