Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Competition (tubular) 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
  • Continental Competition (tubular)
  • Michelin Lithion 2
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalMichelin
Model Competition (tubular)Lithion 2
Year 20162015
Tire Type TubularTubetype (clincher)
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range Very HighMed
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Manufacturer Part Number 0196189146051
EAN
TPI 3/18060
Compound Black ChiliPerformance Grip
Bead TubularFolding
ETRTO 28x2525-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 280 grams250 grams
Min Air Pressure 115 psi73 psi
Max Air Pressure 170 psi109 psi
Made In Germany-
Available Sizes 28x19
28x22
28x25
23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Michelin Lithion 2 2015
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Michelin Lithion 2 2015
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Michelin Lithion 2 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model Competition (tubular)Lithion 2
Specified Weight 280 grams250 grams
Measured Weight 285 grams268 grams
System Adjusted Weight 295 grams
(tire + tubular glue)
368 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 25 mm27 mm
Measured Height 24 mm25 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.5 mm3 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.55 mm0.55 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No DataNo Data
Unmounted Tread Width 32 mmNo Data

Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Competition (tubular)Lithion 2
Inner Tube TubularConti Race28 (100gr butyl)
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Rolling Resistance
140 PSI / 9.7 Bar
13.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00408
Not Tested
Rolling Resistance
120 PSI / 8.3 Bar
14.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00426
15.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00477
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
15.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00459
16.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00501
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
16.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00495
18.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00561
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
18.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00561
22.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00659
Use the formula: RR (Watts) = CRR * speed (m/s) * load (N) to calculate rolling resistance at a given speed and load.

Puncture Resistance Test Results


Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Model Competition (tubular)Lithion 2
Puncture Resistance Tread 11 Points12 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points4 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Competition (tubular)Lithion 2
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Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3 / 53 / 5
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  • Continental Competition (tubular)
  • Michelin Lithion 2
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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