Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Michelin Power Competition 2016 vs
Schwalbe Ironman Tubeless 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
  • Michelin Power Competition
  • Schwalbe Ironman Tubeless
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MichelinSchwalbe
Model Power CompetitionIronman Tubeless
Year 20162015
Tire Type Tubetype (clincher)Tubeless
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 02842611700028
EAN
TPI 3x180127
Compound Race compoundOneStar
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62224-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2524
Specified Weight 215 grams330 grams
Min Air Pressure 75 psi70 psi
Max Air Pressure 120 psi110 psi
Made In ThailandIndonesia
Available Sizes 23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
22-622 (700x22C)
24-622 (700x24C)
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Michelin Power Competition 2016
Schwalbe Ironman Tubeless 2015
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Michelin Power Competition 2016
Schwalbe Ironman Tubeless 2015
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Michelin Power Competition 2016
Schwalbe Ironman Tubeless 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Power CompetitionIronman Tubeless
Specified Weight 215 grams330 grams
Measured Weight 212 grams336 grams
System Adjusted Weight 312 grams
(tire + inner tube)
356 grams
(tire + valve + rim seal)
Measured Width 27 mm25 mm
Measured Height 24 mm23 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.6 mm3.2 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.5 mm1.2 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 Power CompetitionIronman Tubeless
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)None (0 ml sealant)
Spin Up Video YouTubeNo Video
Rolling Resistance
140 PSI / 9.7 Bar
Not TestedNot Tested
Rolling Resistance
120 PSI / 8.3 Bar
10.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00327
12.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00387
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
11.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00354
13.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00405
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
13.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00408
14.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00435
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
16.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00498
16.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00498
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 Power CompetitionIronman Tubeless
Puncture Resistance Tread 11 Points13 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 3 Points8 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Power CompetitionIronman Tubeless
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict Highly RecommendedRecommended
Rating 5.0 / 53.0 / 5
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  • Michelin Power Competition
  • Schwalbe Ironman Tubeless
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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