Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Bontrager R4 320 2016 vs
Michelin Lithion 2 2015

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Contents and Test Summary

  1. Manufacturer Specifications
  2. Size and Weight Measurements
  3. Rolling Resistance Test Results
  4. Puncture Resistance Test Results
  5. Conclusion
  • Bontrager R4 320
  • Michelin Lithion 2
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand BontragerMichelin
Model R4 320Lithion 2
Year 20162015
Tire Type Tubetype (clincher)Tubetype (clincher)
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range Very HighMed
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Manufacturer Part Number 146051
TPI 32060
Compound Performance Grip
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 230 grams250 grams
Min Air Pressure 90 psi73 psi
Max Air Pressure 140 psi109 psi
Made In Thailand-
Available Sizes 25-622 (700x25C)23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
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Bontrager R4 320 2016
Michelin Lithion 2 2015
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Bontrager R4 320 2016
Michelin Lithion 2 2015
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Bontrager R4 320 2016
Michelin Lithion 2 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


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Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model R4 320Lithion 2
Measured Weight 226 grams268 grams
System Adjusted Weight 326 grams
(tire + inner tube)
368 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 25 mm27 mm
Measured Height 22 mm25 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.2 mm3 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.8 mm0.55 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No DataNo Data
Unmounted Tread Width No DataNo Data
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Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model R4 320Lithion 2
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance 140 psi Not TestedNot Tested
Rolling Resistance 120 psi 11.5 Watts15.9 Watts
Rolling Resistance 100 psi 12.2 Watts16.7 Watts
Rolling Resistance 80 psi 13.9 Watts18.7 Watts
Rolling Resistance 60 psi 16.4 Watts22.0 Watts
CRR 140 psi / 9.7 Bar Not TestedNot Tested
CRR 120 psi / 8.1 Bar 0.003450.00477
CRR 100 psi / 6.8 Bar 0.003660.00501
CRR 80 psi / 5.5 Bar 0.004170.00561
CRR 60 psi / 4.1 Bar 0.004920.00659
Spin Up Video YouTubeNo Video
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Puncture Resistance Test Results


Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Model R4 320Lithion 2
Puncture Resistance Tread 10 Points12 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points4 Points
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Conclusion


Conclusion
Model R4 320Lithion 2
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 4 / 53 / 5
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  • Bontrager R4 320
  • Michelin Lithion 2
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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