Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Michelin Lithion 2 2015 vs
Michelin Power Endurance 2016

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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
  • Michelin Lithion 2
  • Michelin Power Endurance
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MichelinMichelin
Model Lithion 2Power Endurance
Year 20152016
Tire Type Tubetype (clincher)Tubetype (clincher)
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range MedHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 146051343098
EAN
TPI 603x110
Compound Performance GripX-miles compound
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 250 grams230 grams
Min Air Pressure 73 psi75 psi
Max Air Pressure 109 psi120 psi
Made In -Thailand
Available Sizes 23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
28-622 (700x28C)
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Michelin Lithion 2 2015
Michelin Power Endurance 2016
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Michelin Lithion 2 2015
Michelin Power Endurance 2016
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Michelin Lithion 2 2015
Michelin Power Endurance 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Lithion 2Power Endurance
Specified Weight 250 grams230 grams
Measured Weight 268 grams235 grams
System Adjusted Weight 368 grams
(tire + inner tube)
335 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 27 mm27 mm
Measured Height 25 mm24 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 3 mm2.8 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.55 mm0.6 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No DataNo Data
Unmounted Tread Width No DataNo 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 Lithion 2Power Endurance
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)
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Rolling Resistance
140 PSI / 9.7 Bar
Not TestedNot Tested
Rolling Resistance
120 PSI / 8.3 Bar
15.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00477
14.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00435
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
16.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00501
15.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00468
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
18.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00561
17.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00537
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
22.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00659
21.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00635
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 Lithion 2Power Endurance
Puncture Resistance Tread 12 Points13 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points5 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Lithion 2Power Endurance
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Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3.0 / 53.0 / 5
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  • Michelin Lithion 2
  • Michelin Power Endurance
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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