Well, I noticed there was a titty in my tire. There was a bvulge in the sidewall about the size of a ping pong ball. Go to unmount the tire and noticed the sidewall had separated because the bead had split somehow, exposing the still intact wire. Called up michelin, and they don't have a warranty program, but stated it's case by case. I told them it's fairly new, there's still nipples on some of the side knobs, and there's a ton of tread life left. They said ship it in (since I told them I was a bike shop, they said they'de give me a physical addy, not a PO box :bigthumb: ) and the turn around time is 1-2 days. They said by the sounds of it, it should be replaceable/manufacturer defect..... It's all on that wierdo tire I had. 24.1/Comp 16 thing. So maybe (although not really needed) I'll get to pick which tire I want. Which is better anyhow? Why?