Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Mavic Yksion Pro UST Tubeless 2018 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
  • Mavic Yksion Pro UST Tubeless
  • Michelin Lithion 2
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MavicMichelin
Model Yksion Pro UST TubelessLithion 2
Year 20182015
Tire Type TubelessTubetype (clincher)
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighMed
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Manufacturer Part Number 39938825146051
EAN 0889645491714
TPI 12760
Compound 11 StormPerformance Grip
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 260 grams250 grams
Min Air Pressure 72 psi73 psi
Max Air Pressure 102 psi109 psi
Made In France-
Available Sizes 25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
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Mavic Yksion Pro UST Tubeless 2018
Michelin Lithion 2 2015
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Mavic Yksion Pro UST Tubeless 2018
Michelin Lithion 2 2015
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Mavic Yksion Pro UST Tubeless 2018
Michelin Lithion 2 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Yksion Pro UST TubelessLithion 2
Specified Weight 260 grams250 grams
Measured Weight 256 grams268 grams
System Adjusted Weight 276 grams
(tire + valve + rim seal)
368 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 27 mm27 mm
Measured Height 24 mm25 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.8 mm3 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1.1 mm0.55 mm
Unmounted Casing Width 64 mmNo Data
Unmounted Tread Width 27 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 Yksion Pro UST TubelessLithion 2
Inner Tube None (20 ml sealant)Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)
Spin Up Video No VideoNo Video
Rolling Resistance
140 PSI / 9.7 Bar
Not TestedNot Tested
Rolling Resistance
120 PSI / 8.3 Bar
11.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00351
15.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00477
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
12.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00366
16.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00501
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
13.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00399
18.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00561
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
15.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00462
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 Yksion Pro UST TubelessLithion 2
Puncture Resistance Tread 10 Points12 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 6 Points4 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Yksion Pro UST TubelessLithion 2
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict Highly RecommendedRecommended
Rating 5.0 / 53.0 / 5
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  • Mavic Yksion Pro UST Tubeless
  • Michelin Lithion 2
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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