Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Michelin Lithion 2 2015 vs
Schwalbe Ultremo ZX 2014

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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
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MichelinSchwalbe
Model Lithion 2Ultremo ZX
Year 20152014
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 MedMed
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Manufacturer Part Number 14605111600036.02
EAN
TPI 60127
Compound Performance GripRaceStar
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 250 grams215 grams
Min Air Pressure 73 psi85 psi
Max Air Pressure 109 psi130 psi
Made In -Indonesia
Available Sizes 23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
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Michelin Lithion 2 2015
Schwalbe Ultremo ZX 2014
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Michelin Lithion 2 2015
Schwalbe Ultremo ZX 2014
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Michelin Lithion 2 2015
Schwalbe Ultremo ZX 2014

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Lithion 2Ultremo ZX
Specified Weight 250 grams215 grams
Measured Weight 268 grams229 grams
System Adjusted Weight 368 grams
(tire + inner tube)
329 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 27 mm25 mm
Measured Height 25 mm23 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 3 mmNo Data
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.55 mmNo Data
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 2Ultremo ZX
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)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
15.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00477
14.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00423
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
16.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00501
15.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00450
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
18.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00561
16.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00489
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
22.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00659
19.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00585
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 2Ultremo ZX
Puncture Resistance Tread 12 Points12 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 PointsNot Tested

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Lithion 2Ultremo ZX
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedNot Recommended
Rating 3.0 / 52.0 / 5
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  • Michelin Lithion 2
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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