Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Gator Hardshell 2019 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 Gator Hardshell
  • Michelin Lithion 2
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalMichelin
Model Gator HardshellLithion 2
Year 20192015
Tire Type Tubetype (clincher)Tubetype (clincher)
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighMed
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Manufacturer Part Number 0100313146051
TPI 3/18060
Compound Performance Grip
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 270 grams250 grams
Min Air Pressure 95 psi73 psi
Max Air Pressure 120 psi109 psi
Made In Germany-
Available Sizes 23-622 (700x23c)
25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
32-622 (700x32c)
23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Michelin Lithion 2 2015
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Michelin Lithion 2 2015
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
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 Gator HardshellLithion 2
Measured Weight 273 grams268 grams
System Adjusted Weight 373 grams
(tire + inner tube)
368 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 26 mm27 mm
Measured Height 23 mm25 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 3.7 mm3 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1 mm0.55 mm
Unmounted Casing Width 65 mmNo Data
Unmounted Tread Width 26 mmNo Data
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Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Gator HardshellLithion 2
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance 140 psi Not TestedNot Tested
Rolling Resistance 120 psi 19.5 Watts15.9 Watts
Rolling Resistance 100 psi 20.5 Watts16.7 Watts
Rolling Resistance 80 psi 23.1 Watts18.7 Watts
Rolling Resistance 60 psi 27.4 Watts22.0 Watts
CRR 140 psi / 9.7 Bar Not TestedNot Tested
CRR 120 psi / 8.1 Bar 0.005850.00477
CRR 100 psi / 6.8 Bar 0.006150.00501
CRR 80 psi / 5.5 Bar 0.006920.00561
CRR 60 psi / 4.1 Bar 0.008210.00659
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Puncture Resistance Test Results


Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Model Gator HardshellLithion 2
Puncture Resistance Tread 20 Points12 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 8 Points4 Points
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Conclusion


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


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