Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Hutchinson Fusion 5 Galactik TL 2017 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
  • Hutchinson Fusion 5 Galactik TL
  • Michelin Lithion 2
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand HutchinsonMichelin
Model Fusion 5 Galactik TLLithion 2
Year 20172015
Tire Type TubelessTubetype (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 PV525951146051
EAN
TPI 12760
Compound HDF 5.1Performance Grip
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 260 grams250 grams
Min Air Pressure psi73 psi
Max Air Pressure 115 psi109 psi
Made In France-
Available Sizes 23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
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Hutchinson Fusion 5 Galactik TL 2017
Michelin Lithion 2 2015
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Hutchinson Fusion 5 Galactik TL 2017
Michelin Lithion 2 2015
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Hutchinson Fusion 5 Galactik TL 2017
Michelin Lithion 2 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Fusion 5 Galactik TLLithion 2
Specified Weight 260 grams250 grams
Measured Weight 288 grams268 grams
System Adjusted Weight 308 grams
(tire + valve + rim seal)
368 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 26 mm27 mm
Measured Height 23 mm25 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.5 mm3 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1.05 mm0.55 mm
Unmounted Casing Width 64 mmNo Data
Unmounted Tread Width 24 mmNo Data
All size measurements are taken at an air pressure of 100 psi / 6.9 bars on a 17.8 mm inner width rim.

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results
Model Fusion 5 Galactik TLLithion 2
Inner Tube None (20 ml sealant)Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)
Spin Up Video YouTubeNo Video
Rolling Resistance
140 PSI / 9.7 Bar
Not TestedNot Tested
Rolling Resistance
120 PSI / 8.3 Bar
10.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00303
15.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00477
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
11.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00330
16.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00501
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
12.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00369
18.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00561
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
14.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00438
22.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00659
All numbers are for a single tire at a speed of 29 km/h / 18 mph and a load of 42.5 kg / 94 lbs.

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 Fusion 5 Galactik TLLithion 2
Puncture Resistance Tread 9 Points12 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 5 Points4 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Fusion 5 Galactik TLLithion 2
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Verdict Highly RecommendedRecommended
Rating 5.0 / 53.0 / 5
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  • Hutchinson Fusion 5 Galactik TL
  • Michelin Lithion 2
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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