Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Michelin Lithion 2 2015 vs
Pirelli P Zero Velo 4S 2017

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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
  • Pirelli P Zero Velo 4S
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MichelinPirelli
Model Lithion 2P Zero Velo 4S
Year 20152017
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 MedHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 146051
EAN
TPI 60127
Compound Performance GripSmartNET Silica 4S
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 250 grams220 grams
Min Air Pressure 73 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 109 psi110 psi
Made In -France
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
Pirelli P Zero Velo 4S 2017
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Michelin Lithion 2 2015
Pirelli P Zero Velo 4S 2017
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Michelin Lithion 2 2015
Pirelli P Zero Velo 4S 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Lithion 2P Zero Velo 4S
Specified Weight 250 grams220 grams
Measured Weight 268 grams220 grams
System Adjusted Weight 368 grams
(tire + inner tube)
320 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 27 mm27 mm
Measured Height 25 mm25 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 3 mm2.9 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.55 mm0.65 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 2P Zero Velo 4S
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
14.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00441
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
16.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00501
15.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00477
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
18.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00561
17.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00528
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
22.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00659
20.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00606
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 2P Zero Velo 4S
Puncture Resistance Tread 12 Points13 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points5 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Lithion 2P Zero Velo 4S
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Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 3.0 / 55.0 / 5
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  • Michelin Lithion 2
  • Pirelli P Zero Velo 4S
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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