Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Competition (tubular) 2016 vs
Michelin Lithion 2 2015

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Contents

  1. Manufacturer Specifications
  2. Size and Weight Measurements
  3. Rolling Resistance Test Results
  4. Puncture Resistance Test Results
  5. Conclusion

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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Part Number 0196189146051
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
Measured Weight 285 grams268 grams
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


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)
Rolling Resistance 140 psi 13.6 WattsNot Tested
Rolling Resistance 120 psi 14.2 Watts15.9 Watts
Rolling Resistance 100 psi 15.3 Watts16.7 Watts
Rolling Resistance 80 psi 16.5 Watts18.7 Watts
Rolling Resistance 60 psi 18.7 Watts22.0 Watts
CRR 140 psi / 9.7 Bar 0.00408Not Tested
CRR 120 psi / 8.1 Bar 0.004260.00477
CRR 100 psi / 6.8 Bar 0.004590.00501
CRR 80 psi / 5.5 Bar 0.004950.00561
CRR 60 psi / 4.1 Bar 0.005610.00659
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Puncture Resistance Test Results


Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Model Competition (tubular)Lithion 2
Puncture Resistance Tread 1112
Puncture Resistance Side 44


Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Competition (tubular)Lithion 2
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3 / 53 / 5
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