Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Michelin Lithion 2 2015 vs
Vittoria Corsa Elite (tubular) 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
  • Vittoria Corsa Elite (tubular)
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MichelinVittoria
Model Lithion 2Corsa Elite (tubular)
Year 20152017
Tire Type Tubetype (clincher)Tubular
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 146051111.1EL.02.25.111TG
EAN
TPI 60290
Compound Performance Grip3D Compound
Bead FoldingTubular
ETRTO 25-62228x25
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 250 grams290 grams
Min Air Pressure 73 psi115 psi
Max Air Pressure 109 psi200 psi
Made In -Thailand
Available Sizes 23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
28x21
28x23
28x25
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Michelin Lithion 2 2015
Vittoria Corsa Elite (tubular) 2017
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Michelin Lithion 2 2015
Vittoria Corsa Elite (tubular) 2017
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Michelin Lithion 2 2015
Vittoria Corsa Elite (tubular) 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Lithion 2Corsa Elite (tubular)
Specified Weight 250 grams290 grams
Measured Weight 268 grams298 grams
System Adjusted Weight 368 grams
(tire + inner tube)
308 grams
(tire + tubular glue)
Measured Width 27 mm25 mm
Measured Height 25 mm23 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 3 mm2.4 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.55 mm0.6 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No DataNo Data
Unmounted Tread Width No Data30 mm
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 2Corsa Elite (tubular)
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)Tubular
Spin Up Video No VideoYouTube
Rolling Resistance
140 PSI / 9.7 Bar
Not Tested12.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00369
Rolling Resistance
120 PSI / 8.3 Bar
15.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00477
12.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00387
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
16.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00501
13.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00408
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
18.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00561
15.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00462
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
22.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00659
18.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00543
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 2Corsa Elite (tubular)
Puncture Resistance Tread 12 Points12 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points3 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Lithion 2Corsa Elite (tubular)
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Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3.0 / 54.0 / 5
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  • Michelin Lithion 2
  • Vittoria Corsa Elite (tubular)
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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