Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Michelin Power Road 2020 vs
Michelin Power Time Trial 2020

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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 Road
  • Michelin Power Time Trial
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MichelinMichelin
Model Power RoadPower Time Trial
Year 20202020
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 HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 017605146938
EAN 35287001760563528701469386
TPI 3x1203x180
Compound X-Race compoundRace-2 compound
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 235 grams190 grams
Min Air Pressure 73 psi73 psi
Max Air Pressure 116 psi116 psi
Made In ThailandThailand
Available Sizes 23-622 (700x23c)
25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
23-622 (700x23c)
25-622 (700x25c)
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Michelin Power Road 2020
Michelin Power Time Trial 2020
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Michelin Power Road 2020
Michelin Power Time Trial 2020
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Michelin Power Road 2020
Michelin Power Time Trial 2020

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Power RoadPower Time Trial
Specified Weight 235 grams190 grams
Measured Weight 239 grams206 grams
System Adjusted Weight 339 grams
(tire + inner tube)
306 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 27 mm27 mm
Measured Height 24 mm24 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.8 mm2.1 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.7 mm0.55 mm
Unmounted Casing Width 67 mm66 mm
Unmounted Tread Width 28 mm27 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 Power RoadPower Time Trial
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
12.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00372
8.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00258
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
13.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00399
9.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00276
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
15.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00453
10.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00318
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
18.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00546
12.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00381
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 RoadPower Time Trial
Puncture Resistance Tread 11 Points8 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points3 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Power RoadPower Time Trial
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Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 4.0 / 55.0 / 5
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  • Michelin Power Road
  • Michelin Power Time Trial
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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