Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Maxxis Padrone Tubeless Ready 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
  • Maxxis Padrone Tubeless Ready
  • Michelin Lithion 2
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MaxxisMichelin
Model Padrone Tubeless ReadyLithion 2
Year 20182015
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 TB86459100146051
EAN 4717784028842
TPI 17060
Compound Dual-CompoundPerformance Grip
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 270 grams250 grams
Min Air Pressure 105 psi73 psi
Max Air Pressure 125 psi109 psi
Made In Taiwan-
Available Sizes 23-622 (700x23c)
25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
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Maxxis Padrone Tubeless Ready 2018
Michelin Lithion 2 2015
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Maxxis Padrone Tubeless Ready 2018
Michelin Lithion 2 2015
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Maxxis Padrone Tubeless Ready 2018
Michelin Lithion 2 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Padrone Tubeless ReadyLithion 2
Specified Weight 270 grams250 grams
Measured Weight 264 grams268 grams
System Adjusted Weight 284 grams
(tire + valve + rim seal)
368 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 25 mm27 mm
Measured Height 22 mm25 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.6 mm3 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.9 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 Padrone Tubeless ReadyLithion 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
13.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00393
15.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00477
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
14.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00420
16.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00501
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
15.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00474
18.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00561
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
19.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00579
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 Padrone Tubeless ReadyLithion 2
Puncture Resistance Tread 12 Points12 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 5 Points4 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Padrone Tubeless ReadyLithion 2
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Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 4.0 / 53.0 / 5
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  • Maxxis Padrone Tubeless Ready
  • Michelin Lithion 2
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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